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Josephine Rombouts

  • Original Title: CLIFFROCK CASTLE
  • Publication date: November 2018
  • Country: NL
  • 352 print pages
  • Factual/Testimony


  • Epoch: Contemporary
  • Time Period: 21st century
  • Location setting: United Kingdom
  • Themes: FAMILY, SOCIAL CHRONICLES, Social relations, Integration, Commitment, PEOPLE facing life, Surpassing oneself, Looking back on one's life, SOCIETY DYSFUNCTIONS, Capitalism, Power


A Dutch woman unexpectedly ends up in an environment where ‘keeping up appearances’ and ‘don’t speak unless spoken to’ are rules of thumb, as she takes on a job as housekeeper at a Scottish castle.


Already 20,000 copies have been sold up to date.

Josephine Rombouts is a Dutch writer


CLIFFROCK CASTLE delivers exactly what you would expect from a somewhat blunt Dutch woman in the stiff Scottish upper-class. Without any prior knowledge of housekeeping or the British establishment, she tries her best to survive in her new position while dealing with English landowners, the Scottish independence movement, roofers, ghosts, etiquette and tradition. It really is Downtown Abbey in the twenty-first century.

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