Upstairs Downstairs Book Group will be reading Sarah Waters’ ‘The Paying Guests’ in July. The next meeting will be on Wednesday 29th July at 7.30pm upstairs at Dolly’s Wine Bar.
The Paying Guests was Winner of the Adult Category in the Independent Bookshop Book Award 2015 and was shortlisted for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction.
‘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. Lillian 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.’