Well, why should a housekeeper do housework?


Rosie Gilligan talks to former Chatsworth head housekeeper, Christine Robinson, about life in retirement – and her fascinating new book.

I DON’T LIKE DOING HOUSEWORK,” Christine Robinson tells me. I was surprised at this, but then, having read her newly-published book Chatsworth: The Housekeeper’s Tips, Tales & Tipples, I can see her point of view. Being head housekeeper at somewhere like Chatsworth is much more demanding than actually doing housework!…