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- DescriptionIt is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned, the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa, a large silent house w bereft of brothers, husband and even servants, life is about to be transformed, as impoverished widow Mrs Wray and her spinster daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers. For with the arrival of Lilian and Leonard Barber, a modern young couple of the 'clerk class', the routines of the house will be shaken up in unexpected ways. And as passions mount and frustration gathers, one can foresee just how far-reaching, and how devastating, the disturbances will be. This is vintage Sarah Waters: beautifully described with excruciating tension, real tenderness, believable characters, and surprises. It is above all, a wonderful, compelling story.
- Author BiographySarah Waters was born in Wales in 1966. She has been shortlisted for the Man Booker and Orange prizes and has won The South Bank Show Award and The Somerset Maugham Award. Four of her novels have been adapted for television. She has been named as author of the Year four times - by the Booksellers Association, Sunday Times, Waterstone's and The British Book Awards.
- PrizesWinner of Independent Bookshop Week Book Awards: Adult Book 2015. Long-listed for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2016 and Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2015 and Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015.
- Author(s)Sarah Waters
- PublisherLittle, Brown Book Group
- Date of Publication28/08/2014
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintVirago Press Ltd
- Weight745 g
- Width154 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine41 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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