Sarah Waters

The Paying Guests
Sunday 20 September 2015
4.30pm | St Peter’s Church | Tickets: £12
Box office: tel 01395 445275 | Festival bookings are now closed

Sarah Waters

One of our finest literary novelists, Sarah Waters is treasured by readers, critics and authors alike. A former scholar, she channels her passion for Victorian literature and melodrama into lyrical and deeply compelling historical novels, ghost stories and tales of dangerous desire. Her acclaimed and award-winning novels include The Little Stranger, Tipping the Velvet, Fingersmith, Affinity and The Night Watch. Her books have been adapted for television by the BBC and ITV and the stage adaptation of her debut, Tipping the Velvet, runs from 18th September – 24th October at Lyric Hammersmith theatre.

Sarah’s latest novel, The Paying Guests, is a thrilling tale of forbidden love described with exquisite tension and tenderness. Set in London in 1922, in the aftermath of World War I, it shows how passions and frustrations mount when an impoverished widow and her daughter are obliged to take in paying guests to make ends meet.

Sarah will be in conversation with author and Observer writer Rachel Cooke.

Online booking will be available on Friday 24th July, commencing 5pm.
The Festival Box Office opens on Monday 27th July 2015.

Online Bookings – Friday 24th July, from 5pm.
Friends Priority Bookings (in person & by post) – Monday 20th July 2015, from 10am.
General Bookings (in person & by post) – Monday 27th July 2015, from 10am.