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The Paying Guests

(2014)
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Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
The "volcanically sexy" (USA Today) bestseller about a widow and her daughter who take a young couple into their home in 1920s London.

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.

Short-listed for the Man Booker Prize three times, Sarah Waters has earned a reputation as one of our greatest writers of historical fiction.

Genre: Historical
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Title: The Paying Guests (Wheeler Publishing Large Print Hardcover)
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Title: The Paying Guests
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Title: The Paying Guests
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ISBN: 1-59463-392-4 / 978-1-59463-392-8 (USA edition)
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Title: The Paying Guests
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Title: The Paying Guests
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Title: The Paying Guests
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October 2014 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Paying Guests
Author(s): Sarah Waters
ISBN: 1-4450-4367-X / 978-1-4450-4367-8 (UK edition)
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Title: The Paying Guests
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ISBN: 1-4450-4368-8 / 978-1-4450-4368-5 (UK edition)
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ISBN: 1-4450-4369-6 / 978-1-4450-4369-2 (UK edition)
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January 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Paying Guests
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