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The Paying Guests
by Sarah Waters
- Format: hardcover, 564 pages
- Genres: fiction, lgbt, historical, romance, queer, adult
- Language: english
- Publisher: Riverhead Books
- Characters: Frances Wray, Mrs Wray, Lilian Barber, Leonard Barber
- Release date: September 16, 2014
- Author: Sarah Waters
- ISBN: 9781594633119 (1594633118)
- Places: London, England
- Awards: Women’s Prize for Fiction Nominee (2015), Specsavers National Book Award Nominee for UK Author of the Year (2014), Walter Scott Prize Nominee (2015), Kirkus Prize Nominee for Fiction (Finalist) (2014), Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Historical Fiction (2014)
About The Book
It 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 now 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.
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. Little do the Wrays know just how profoundly their new tenants will alter the course of Frances’s life — or, as passions mount and frustration gathers, how far-reaching, and how devastating, the disturbances will be.
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