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Paying guests, a novel.

E. F. Benson

Paying guests, a novel.

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Published by Hutchinson in London .
Written in English


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LC ClassificationsPR4099 B6 P39
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Pagination286p.
Number of Pages286
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17578160M


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Maintaining our uncertainty with a virtuosity that makes a short read of a long novel, “The Paying Guests” frequently references “Anna Karenina,” casting Frances and Lilian alternately as. The Paying Guests] is no romance novel or mere thriller, but a well-wrought, closely observed drama of a tumultuous period in British history Herein lies the deliciousness of this book, and the others Waters has written: As much as Frances longs to give her heart to someone who will cherish it, we can never be sure, when she opens the final.

“A delicious hothouse of a novel There's palpable tension from page one, so buckle up and prepare for a wild ride The Paying Guests channels the past via E.M. Forster, Dickens and Tolstoy, quickened with a dollop of contemporary Dennis Lehane noir This is a fever dream of a novel — Waters' best — that will leave you all wrung out/5(74).

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Waters' novels include: Tipping the Velvet (), Affinity (), Fingersmith (), The Night Watch (), The Little Stranger (), and The Paying Guests (). Awards Sarah Waters was named as one of Granta's 20 Best of Young British Writers in January The same year, she received the South Bank Award for Literature.

The Paying Guests Sarah Waters. Riverhead, $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. ARTICLES. The Blitz by Night Audio book sample courtesy of. Sarah Ann Waters OBE (born 21 July ) is a Welsh novelist. She is best known for her novels set in Victorian society and featuring lesbian protagonists, such as Tipping the Velvet and Fingersmith.

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