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This is the official website of Sarah Waters, the award-winning, bestselling author of five novels to-date: Tipping the Velvet, Affinity, Fingersmith, The Night Watch and her latest title, The Little Stranger.

The site contains plenty of information about the author and her books as well as various extras, including videos and photos. The news section is updated by Sarah's UK publisher, Virago.

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The Frozen Scream: A play co-written by Sarah Waters and Christopher Green

Based on the lost 1928 supernatural murder-mystery novel, The Frozen Scream tells the chilling tale of a group who find themselves stranded at an abandoned lodge in the depths of winter. Forced to entertain themselves, they begin to tell the tale of Jack Frost, the most terrifying of the Frost Giants. But as the story takes a shocking twist, they discover they should have heeded the early warnings to ‘beware the ice’.

Surrounded by mystery and intrigue, the original novel was quick to receive critical acclaim but fell out of favour when a series of mysterious deaths led to the belief that the novel was cursed. Undeterred by these conspiracy theories, Olivier-award winning entertainer Christopher Green (Tina C, Ida Barr, Office Party) and one of the UK's best-selling novelists, Sarah Waters (Tipping the Velvet, The Little Stranger) bring this largely unread work to the stage in an adaptation that will send shivers down your spine this winter. But is everything as it seems?

Dec 2014 / Wales Millennium Centre tickets:

https://www.wmc.org.uk/Productions/2014-2015/WestonStudio/FrozenScream/

Jan 2015 / Birmingham Hippodrome tickets:

http://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/whatson_focus.asp?ShowId=1864

Sarah Waters – The Paying Guests – tour dates


Monday 25th August
EDINBURGH

An evening with Sarah Waters, Edinburgh International Book Festival, 8-9pm
Location: Baillie Gifford Main Theatre, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh
Ticket price: £10.00, £8.00
Link to buy tickets: www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/sarah-waters
Tickets go on sale at 8:30am on Tuesday 24 June


Tuesday 26th August
YORK

An evening with Sarah Waters in association with Waterstones, 7pm
Location: Merchant Taylors Hall, Aldwark, York, North Yorkshire YO1 7BX
Ticket price: £6
Link to buy tickets: www.waterstones.com/tickets
Or available from Waterstones York: 01904 620784


Wednesday 27th August
MONMOUTHSHIRE

An evening with Sarah Waters in association with Chepstow Books, Monmouthshire, 7:30pm
Location: The Drill Hall, Chepstow House, 50 Alexandra Rd, Newport, NP20 2JF
Ticket price: £3 (redeemable against a copy of The Paying Guests)
Link to buy tickets: www.chepstowbooks.co.uk or call 01291 625011


Thursday 28th August
LONDON

Details will be announced on July 29th at 3pm


Monday 1st September
NOTTINGHAM

An evening with Sarah Waters in association with Waterstones, 7pm
Location: Sillitoe Room, Waterstones, 1/5 Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham, NG1 2GR
Link to buy tickets: www.waterstones.com/tickets or call Waterstones Nottingham: 0115 947 0069


Tuesday 2nd September
OXFORD

An evening with Sarah Waters in association with Blackwell’s
Location: Divinity Hall, The Bodleian, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG
Tickets: £20 which includes entry to the prestigious Divinity School at The Bodleian, in Oxford, and a copy of The Paying Guests.
To buy tickets: You can purchase them from the customer service desk in the Norrington Room, or call Blackwell's Oxford: 01865 333623. Alternatively, email events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk.


Wednesday 3rd September
BATH

An evening with Sarah Waters in association with Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights, 7pm
Location: Bath Central United Reform Church, Argyle Street, Bath, BA2 4BA
Tickets: £8, with £5 redeemable against a copy of The Paying Guests
To buy tickets: call 01225 331155, email books@mrbsemporium.com, or visit the shop at 14-15 John Street, Bath, BA1 2JL.


Thursday 4th September
YEOVIL

An evening with Sarah Waters in association with Waterstones, 7pm
Location: Brympton D'Evercy, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 8TD
Ticket: £6, redeemable against a copy of The Paying Guests
Link to buy: www.waterstones.com/tickets, or call Waterstones in Yeovil: 01935 479832.

Winners of the Grazia/Baileys first chapter competition announced


The winners and runners up for the Grazia and Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction First Chapter Competition were announced this month. The contest for aspiring authors was judged by Marianne Jones and Victoria Harper from Grazia, and Sarah Waters who started the story off for them with a carefully crafted first paragraph.

Find out more and read the runners up at www.graziadaily.co.uk/conversation/entertainment/the-grazia-bailey-s-first-chapter-prize-winning-entries.