The Paying Guests

Author: Sarah Waters
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0349004595
Size: 35.83 MB
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This novel from the internationally bestselling author of The Little Stranger, is a brilliant 'page-turning melodrama and a fascinating portrait of London of the verge of great change' (Guardian) 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. 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, no 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. 'You will be hooked within a page . . . At her greatest, Waters transcends genre: the delusions in Affinity (1999), the vulnerability in Fingersmith (2002), the undercurrents of social injustice and the unexplained that underlie all her work, take her, in my view, well beyond the capabilities of her more seriously regarded Booker-winning peers. But The Paying Guests is the apotheosis of her talent; at least for now. I have tried and failed to find a single negative thing to say about it. Her next will probably be even better. Until then, read it, Flaubert, Zola, and weep' -Charlotte Mendelson, Financial Times

The Paying Guests By Sarah Waters A 15 Minute Summary Analysis

Author: Instaread
Publisher: Instaread
Size: 71.74 MB
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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters - A 15-minute Summary & Analysis Inside this Instaread: • Summary of entire book • Introduction to the important people in the book • Analysis of the themes, important people and author style Preview of this Instaread:Summary The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters is a historical romance novel and crime story. It is set just outside postwar London in the year 1922. Frances Wray is a twenty-six-year-old single woman who lives with her widowed mother, Emily. After losing her two brothers in the war, Frances is left to take care of her mother and the household. Her father mismanaged the family’s financial affairs before his death, leaving his wife and daughter struggling to get by with few resources. The Wrays are forced to dismiss the household help, leaving Frances to do most of the household chores. Frances decides she must rent out some of the rooms in their house to help with money issues. Frances makes arrangements for Leonard and Lilian Barber, a young, married, working class couple, to move into the rooms on the second floor of the Wray home. Leonard’s friend, Charles Wismuth, helps them move in…

The Paying Guest

Author: George Gissing
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5041402876
Size: 71.98 MB
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The Paying Guests

Author: Kathryn Cope
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781503163850
Size: 20.24 MB
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No reading group should be without this companion guide to Sarah Waters' literary thriller, The Paying Guests. A comprehensive guide to this contemporary classic, this discussion aid includes all the information you need to get your book club discussion up and running: useful literary and historical context; an author biography; plot synopsis; themes & symbols; character analysis; discussion questions; recommended further reading and even an quick quiz.

The Paying Guest

Author: George Blake
Publisher: London : Collins
Size: 79.66 MB
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Mermaid Days

Author: K. Harder
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
ISBN: 1622878175
Size: 48.21 MB
Format: PDF
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The year is 2116 and Denmark stands in agony - or rather in the wet. Everything that can melt has already melted and all low-lying areas in the United States of Europe are under water. In addition, wars and environmental disasters have put an unmistakable stamp on the population. In this short story, we follow the brave inhabitants of New Copenhagen, which by all means try to maintain the illusion of a normal life - while they pay the price to come after us. Keywords: Global Warming, Overpopulation, Top, Genetic Modification, Regimentation, Brainwashing, Centralism, Escapism, Technology

Bitter Sweet A Reporter S Life

Author: Arthur M. Merims
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 149173504X
Size: 80.55 MB
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Life in New York City in the 1960s had to be lived to be believed. Through clouds of the omnipresent haze of cigarette smoke, business was taken care of, hearts were wooed and broken, and the battle of the sexes was about to begin in earnest. The city’s pulsing rhythms coursed through the veins of the young, vibrant, and hungry twentysomethings who represented the next generation. This was their city. This was their time. These are their stories. Jack Stopple thinks he has a handle on life. A busy fledgling reporter assigned to a somewhat mundane beat, he spends his days lurking in the corridors of power, trying to be patient for what he knows fate has in store. One day, he meets another young professional on the rise, an intriguing young woman who works in public relations. Fascinated, the two former strangers quickly and enthusiastically explore their mutual ambitions. Suffice to say, the record-breaking and life-threatening heat wave isn’t the only sizzling hot phenomenon in the city that summer ... But when a rival emerges on their romantic horizon, what was once a certainty is thrown into chaos. Which ambition will ultimately drive them—love, lust, or the desire for power?

Neil Flamb And The Crusader S Curse

Author: Kevin Sylvester
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442442972
Size: 40.10 MB
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In the third book in The Neil Flambé Capers, the sudden disappearance of Neil’s skills in the kitchen is the real mystery. Could a curse to blame? World-class chef—and royal pain in the neck—Neil Flambé is used to serving his dishes to resounding applause and overwhelming approval. And Neil’s super-sensitive nose does more than enable him to cook sophisticated meals and run his own restaurant; it also allows him to help local police solve mysteries in his spare time. Then things start going wrong. His plates are returned. A group of critics visit the restaurant and leave completely dissatisfied. Worse yet, Chez Flambé is closed by an order of the Department of Health! Suddenly, Neil finds himself amid the cook-off of his life—and his entire reputation is at stake. Then he discovers the root of all his problems: a dark curse that has plagued Flambé chefs for centuries. Has Neil finally met a mess he can’t smell his way out of?

Wave Hunters

Author: Chris Lacy
Publisher: PageFree Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781589612068
Size: 62.60 MB
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A young surfer holds the only map to a lost treasure worth millions. But standing between him and the treasure is a dangerous band of pirates who will stop at nothing to possess it. Wave Hunters is a clever new adaptation of the adventure classic Treasure Island.