It is 1922, and in a hushed south London villa life is about to be transformed, as genteel widow Mrs Wray and her discontented daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers. Lilian and Leonard Barber, a modern young couple of the 'clerk class', bring with them gramophone music, colour, fun - and dangerous desires. The most ordinary of lives, it seems, can explode into passion and drama . . . A love story that is also a crime story, this is vintage Sarah Waters. 'Another wild ride of a novel . . . magnetic storytelling' Tracy Chevalier, Observer 'Sumptuous . . . the writing is impeccable. A joy in every respect' Lionel Shriver, New Statesman 'You will be hooked within a page . . . the apotheosis of her talent . . . I have tried and failed to find a single negative thing about it' - Charlotte Mendelson, Financial Times 'An unsurpassed fictional recorder of vanished eras and hidden lives' - Peter Kemp, Sunday Times A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
04 Jun 2015
emma donoghue, romance, the lesser bohemians, Tennyson Jesse, the crimson petal and the white, vita sackville west, The Night Watch, Ilford Murder, tipping the velvet, The Miniaturist, Daphne du Maurier, Sarah Waters, the ruby in the smoke, michelle tea, Edith Thompson
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