Rebellion in the servants' hall; the constraints of position; protocol above stairs. The high turnover in scullery maids; the Indian tutor disseminating the values of Empire; the spinster forced to kowtow to her brother-in-law. Remember this from Channel 4's recent series The Edwardian Country House? Well, historian Juliet Gardiner's book to accompany the series fleshes out the TV images with a range of Edwardian sources.
We have five copies of The Edwardian Country House, published by Pan Macmillan at pound;20, for Friday readers. Write to Tracey Thomas, Edwardian Offer, Friday magazine, TES, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1W 1BX, or email firstname.lastname@example.org by July 5.* Karl Marx was no doubt turning in his grave during the lavish dinners and balls recreated for the series. We have 10 copies of Francis Wheen's biography of Marx for Friday readers. Write to Marx Paperbacks Offer, Amelia King, Promotions department, TES, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1W 1BX, by July 5.*
Take the biscuit
Fancy a breaktime treat for your staffroom, department or school office? Think you know your Rich Tea from your Hobnobs? Pool your brain power to answer our quiz (think biscuit for one of the five answers) and you could win two classy tins of organic Duchy Originals.
1.Which award-winning contemporary children's author has created a character called Biscuits?
2. What was the real first name of revolutionary leader Che Guevara?
3. What do the initials of internet directory Yahoo stand for?
4. At which stately home, now a public school, did Capability Brown once garden?
5. In his infamous anti-immigration "rivers of blood" speech, to which river was Enoch Powell referring?
Answers from June 14: 1. James Whistler; 2. Golden Bisquits; 3. Benjamin Britten; 4. Nightingale; 5. A harlot. Congratulations to Susan Chadwick of Dover Send your answers on a postcard to:Tracey Thomas, Take the Biscuit, Friday magazine, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1W 1BX or email: email@example.com by June 28. The first set of correct answers will take the biscuits - supplied by Duchy Originals. Teaching materials about organic food and farming are at www.duchyoriginals.com. *The TES may wish to process or disclose your data to approved third-party companies to monitor our progress and send you future promotions. If you wish us not to do this, please write 'No promotions' on your entry.