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Sarah Waters' latest tour details – London, Beverley, Cheltenham & Manchester

Wednesday, 1st October, 7.30pm

LONDON

An evening with Sarah Waters at the Michael Croft Theatre, in association with Dulwich Books

Location: Alleyn’s School, Townley Road, East Dulwich, London SE22 8SU

Tickets £10/£8. The Paying Guests will be on sale at £15.00.

Tickets: Book tickets online, via email to dulwichbooks@yahoo.co.uk, via telephone 020 8670 1920 or pop into the bookshop.

 

 

Saturday, 4th October 7.30pm

BEVERLEY

BEVERLEY FESTIVAL – Sarah Waters in conversation with James Nash

Location: Beverley Minster, Minster Yard N, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 0DP

Tickets for Beverley Literature Festival 2014 are now available! Click the link here to book online.

Tickets can also be bought over the counter at Beverley Library, Champney Road, Beverley HU17 8HE or by phone on 01482 392699. (Monday – Thursday 9am – 4.45pm / Friday 9am – 4pm.

 

Tuesday, 07 October 8pm

CHELTENHAM

Cheltenham Festival, in association with Waterstones

Location: TOWN HALL, Imperial Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1QA

Tickets: £8 – MEMBERS 10% OFF

Public booking opens on Mon 01 Sep at 12:00pm. Buy tickets here

 

Sunday, 12 October 3pm

MANCHESTER

Manchester Festival, in conversation with Rachel Cooke

Location: Royal Exchange St Anns Square, Manchester, M2 7DH

Tickets: £8/£6

Book on 0843 208 0500 OR online here

The Paying Guests debuts at number three on the Sunday Times bestseller list

The Paying Guests has debuted at no. 3 in the Sunday Times bestseller list this week – and continues to receive fabulous reviews since publication on August 28. Here are just a selection:

‘As in every Waters novel you will be hooked within a page . . . The Paying Guests is the apotheosis of her talent; at least for now. I have tried and failed to find a single negative thing to say about it.’ Charlotte Mendelson, Financial Times

‘Absolutely brilliant’ Jacqueline Wilson, Sunday Times

‘A lot of work must have gone into writing this novel but it is no labour at all to devour’ Lionel Shriver, New Statesman

‘Brilliantly involving . . . juicy, beautifully observed’ Metro

‘A stay-up-all-night page-turner’ Glamour

‘Masterly . . . Waters is a cracking storyteller’ Tatler

 

Sarah Waters to judge Baileys Prize/Grazia magazine First Chapter Competition

Sarah Waters has today been announced as a judge for the Baileys Prize First Chapter Competition, in association with Grazia magazine.

The competition launches in this week's edition of Grazia, on sale from Tuesday 8 April, when full details of how to enter will be released.

The winner will be invited to join Grazia editor-in-chief Jane Bruton at the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction award ceremony on 4 June, where they’ll be presented with their prize of £1,000 in front of some of the world’s best novelists, agents, publishers and editors.

Two runners-up will have their story published on graziadaily.co.uk. All three winners will receive the six shortlisted books for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2014.

Cover revealed for The Paying Guests

 

Virago is delighted to reveal the cover for Sarah Waters' new novel, The Paying Guests, which will be published on 28 August.

Publisher Lennie Goodings said: ‘Our Creative Director Duncan Spilling has given Sarah Waters' covers a distinctive look, inspired by the typography of the eras in which she sets her books. With The Paying Guests taking place in the 1920s, we wanted a cover which reflects the film posters and iconography of the period, and which hints at the tension and surprises contained within the novel. We love it, and we're sure her many fans will too.’

Let us know what you think by tweeting us at @viragobooks. You can read more about The Paying Guests here.