The Last Duchess, Paperback / softback Book

The Last Duchess Paperback / softback

Illustrated by Sarah Gibb

Part of the A Silver Service Mystery series


Meet heroic maid Pattern in The Last Duchess, the first Silver Service Mystery from Laura Powell, illustrated by Sarah Gibb.

Pattern is only thirteen, but is already rising through the ranks at Mrs Minchin's Academy of Domestic Servitude and seems destined for a life below stairs.

But fate intervenes when she is packed off to the small and secretive Duchy of Elffinberg, to serve as lady's maid to the recently orphaned Grand Duchess. Pattern's young new mistress is excitable and paranoid, yet despite their differences the two girls forge an unlikely friendship that quickly turns into a battle for survival.

For picture-perfect Elffinberg hides an extremely dark and deadly secret . . . Armed only with her trusty sewing basket, a bottle of smelling salts and J.

Bulcock's inestimable guide, The Duties of a Lady's Maid, Pattern will need all her wits and resourcefulness when dealing with above-stairs conspiracies and below-stairs intrigue.

Darning stockings has never been so dangerous.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic
  • ISBN: 9781509808908

Other Formats



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also by Laura Powell   |  View all







Also in the A Silver Service Mystery series