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Author Waters, Sarah, 1966- author.

Title The paying guests / Sarah Waters. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Publication Info. New York : Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA), 2014.
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Description 1 online resource (566 pages)
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Summary 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.
Forced to take in lodgers in economically challenged 1922 South London, widow Mrs. Wray and her spinster daughter find their lives profoundly and disturbingly changed by the arrival of a modern young couple.
Subject Widows -- Fiction.
Guests -- Fiction.
Hospitality -- Fiction.
Boardinghouses -- England -- London -- Fiction.
Boardinghouses. (OCoLC)fst00835110
Hospitality. (OCoLC)fst00961114
Widows. (OCoLC)fst01174951
London (England) -- Fiction.
England -- London. (OCoLC)fst01204271
Genre Historical fiction.
Electronic books.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Historical fiction.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Waters, Sarah, 1966- Paying guests New York : Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA), 2014 9781594633119 (DLC) 2014016148 (OCoLC)870919758
ISBN 9780698157705 : $51.00
0698157702 : $51.00
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