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The Paying Guests

(2014)
A novel by

 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
From the best-selling author of The Little Stranger, an enthralling novel 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' 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, and here she has delivered again. A love story, a tension-filled crime story, and a beautifully atmospheric portrait of a fascinating time and place, The Paying Guests is Sarah Waters' finest achievement yet.

Genre: Historical    Get it on Google Play
 
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Hardback Editions

January 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Paying Guests (Wheeler Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): Sarah Waters
ISBN: 1-4104-7604-9 / 978-1-4104-7604-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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September 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Paying Guests
Author(s): Sarah Waters
ISBN: 1-59463-311-8 / 978-1-59463-311-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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September 2014 : Canada Hardback
thumbTitle: The Paying Guests
Author(s): Sarah Waters
ISBN: 0-7710-8941-4 / 978-0-7710-8941-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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August 2014 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Paying Guests
Author(s): Sarah Waters
ISBN: 0-349-00436-6 / 978-0-349-00436-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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August 2014 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Paying Guests: Deluxe Edition
Author(s): Sarah Waters
ISBN: 0-349-00547-8 / 978-0-349-00547-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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Paperback Editions

September 2015 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: The Paying Guests
Author(s): Sarah Waters
ISBN: 0-7710-8944-9 / 978-0-7710-8944-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Emblem Editions
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September 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Paying Guests
Author(s): Sarah Waters
ISBN: 1-59463-392-4 / 978-1-59463-392-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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June 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Paying Guests
Author(s): Sarah Waters
ISBN: 0-349-00460-9 / 978-0-349-00460-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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June 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Paying Guests
Author(s): Sarah Waters
ISBN: 1-59463-494-7 / 978-1-59463-494-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin USA
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January 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Paying Guests
Author(s): Sarah Waters
ISBN: 0-349-00458-7 / 978-0-349-00458-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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August 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Paying Guests
Author(s): Sarah Waters
ISBN: 0-349-00616-4 / 978-0-349-00616-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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Audio Editions

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)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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October 2014 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Paying Guests
Author(s): Sarah Waters
ISBN: 1-4450-4368-8 / 978-1-4450-4368-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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October 2014 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Paying Guests
Author(s): Sarah Waters
ISBN: 1-4450-4369-6 / 978-1-4450-4369-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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September 2014 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Paying Guests
Author(s): Sarah Waters
ISBN: 1-61176-325-8 / 978-1-61176-325-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
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September 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Paying Guests
Author(s): Sarah Waters
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August 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Paying Guests
Author(s): Sarah Waters
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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August 2014 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Paying Guests
Author(s): Sarah Waters
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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January 2014 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Paying Guests
Author(s): Sarah Waters
ISBN: 0-553-54484-5 / 978-0-553-54484-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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Kindle Editions

September 2014 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Paying Guests
Author(s): Sarah Waters
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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September 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Paying Guests
Author(s): Sarah Waters
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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August 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Paying Guests
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Publisher: Virago
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