Set in 1922 , in a genteel Camberwell villa, bereft of brothers, husband and servants due to the war, Mrs Wary and her daughter Frances are obliged to take in lodgers to make ends meet. Enter Lilian and Leonard Barber, a modern young couple of the ‘clerk class’, who shake up the routines of the house in many unexpected ways.
Classic Sarah Waters, I couldn’t put this book down as it has the perfect combination of period drama, compelling characters, tension and passion.
Another one which is bound to be made into a TV drama, this page turning melodrama is one to read if you are feeling a bit ‘back to school’ and in need of something to really get your teeth into.
Out on Thursday the 28th of August, you can buy it here.The Paying Guests