HAMPTON FALLS —The Hampton Falls Free Library is pleased to present a virtual program on Thurs., December 2 at 6:30 p.m. titled “Life Downstairs: British Servant Culture in Fact, Fiction, and Film” with Ann McClellan of Plymouth State University.

The master/servant relationship is a popular subject matter in films such as Remains of the Day and Gosford Park. Additionally, PBS has produced wildly successful TV series such as Upstairs, Downstairs, Manor House and, of course, Downton Abbey. Join Ann McClellan as we explore the history behind the rise and fall of British servants and why Americans are so fascinated by their stories on page and screen.

McClellan is a professor of English and the Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Plymouth State University where she teaches 19th and 20th Century British literature. She is the author of “How British Women Writers Transformed the Campus Novel”, and “Sherlock’s World: Fanfiction” and the Reimagining of BBC’s Sherlock as well as numerous articles on cultural topics.

This is a virtual program offered via Zoom through Eventbrite. It is free and open to the public. Sign up at the Library’s website www.hamptonfallslibrary.org.

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