May Miller is a hard as bloody nails, ruddy, slum dweller. Well, that's Emily's opinion. Emily is a trollop and a thief. That's not just May's opinion. Dolly (cook at Fairview House) and Joseph... More > (gardener), agree.
Miss Miller works for Mr and Mrs Spritely. May replaces their previous maid, who found herself in a ‘delicate condition’. Unmarried too! But that's another story. ...
The Blanket Hornpipe, book one in the black comedy, The Pompey Saga series, straddles the ebbing Victorian and incoming Edwardian period.
She was just a docker's daughter,
Her living earned on The Hard.
But though mud larks are called filthy,
With that brush, she'd not be tarred.< Less