By Margaret Bacon
Published: December 14, 2011.
It seems that life at Northrop Hall is a changeless hierarchy in which the gentry know their manners and the servants know their place. Witchart ensures the smooth running of the household, Jimson, keeps the grounds immaculate, Nanny Stone rules the nursery, Miss Poole teaches the estate children to recite their catechism and pay homage to the great Arndale family. But 1914 approaches.