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Paying Guests - Sarah Waters



Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group

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The extraordinary bestselling author, who wrote three astonishing Victorian novels before moving to the 1940s with The Night Watch and The Little Stranger, now turns to the 1920s.

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ters, and surprises. It is above all a wonderful, compelling story.

Little, Brown Book Group


Number of Pages 608


status as an unsurpassed fictional recorder of vanished eras and hidden lives Sunday Times The Paying Guests reminded me just how clever it is to create characters that captivate through their adventures in a world so well-realised that you can almost reach out and touch it -- Zoe Strachan Sunday Herald I raced through it, breathing fast and when I had finished had to reread parts of the wonderful early chapters. I don't like historical novels but this is the exception. I shall let a few months go by and then read it all over again with, I'm sure, undiminished pleasure -- Ruth Rendall Guardian Super-gripping ... There is a huge momentum to this story -- William Leith Evening Standard Sickeningly tense - and thumpingly good Daily Mail You know you are in the hands of a skilful, confident writer when you read a Sarah Waters book. She slowly reels you in. She weaves plots and themes that creep up and entangle you while you are innocently following her characters. They go about their shadowy business and by the time you raise your head from the page to take a breath, you're hooked -- Viv Albertine Telegraph Waters is an author to cherish Guardian Masterly... delightful... tremendously vivid... Waters is a cracking storyteller Tatler Waters is not simply one of our best historical novelists, but one of our best novelists ... sooner or later, she's going to be given the Booker. If you haven't already, start reading her now, and be one step ahead of the crowd Independent on Sunday