The Paying Guests The Little Stranger The Night Watch Fingersmith by Sarah Waters Affinity by Sarah Waters Tipping The Velvet by Sarah Waters

The Paying Guests debuts at number three on the Sunday Times bestseller list
2nd September 2014

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:

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

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

‘Absolutely brilliant’ Jacqueline Wilson, Sunday Times

‘A page-turning melodrama and a fascinating portrait of London on the verge of great change’ Guardian

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

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

Sarah Waters – London event announced
28th July 2014

Stylist Exclusive Event – Thursday 28th August

Stylist Book Club in association with Virago are delighted to present an evening with Sarah Waters, held in the Grand Ballroom at The Rosewood Hotel ( The Rosewood Hotel is the former headquarters of Pearl Assurance, and co-incidentally is the very building where Sarah’s character Leonard works in The Paying Guests, and is next door to the site of the old Holborn Empire, where her characters Frances and Christina venture together for an afternoon at the music hall.

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Ticket-holders will receive a limited edition, not-for-sale copy of The Paying Guests before the event and a signed first edition of the hardback on the night, plus the opportunity to hear Sarah in conversation with Stylist Publisher, Glenda Marchant.

The Frozen Scream: A play co-written by Sarah Waters and Christopher Green
24th July 2014

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:

Jan 2015 / Birmingham Hippodrome tickets:

The Paying Guests tour, August – September 2014
7th July 2014