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The Paying Guests – the verdict so far

  The wait is over – The Paying Guests, Sarah Waters’ highly-anticipated new novel set in London in the 1920s, is published today. Here’s a round up of the coverage so far: ‘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…

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Acclaim for Upstairs at the Party

  Last month we published Linda Grant’s wonderful new novel, Upstairs at the Party.   Here’s what the critics had to say about it: A hint of Brideshead . . . beautiful writing . . . [Grant] has a real knack for observation – Evening Standard   An excellent novel . . . Straight-talking but…


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