Virago is delighted to reveal the cover for Sarah Waters' new novel, The Paying Guests, which will be published on 4 September.
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.
Sarah Waters recently selected her most memorable reads of 2013 for the book website www.themillions.com, in which she chose classic novels by Elizabeth Taylor and Rebecca West among others.
You can read her full selection here.
Sarah Waters’ new novel is to be called The Paying Guests.
As previously announced, The Paying Guests will be published in autumn 2014. For more details on the book, see here.
Virago is delighted to announce the new Sarah Waters novel which will be published in autumn 2014.
The extraordinary bestselling author, who wrote three astonishing Victorian novels before moving to the 1940s with The Night Watch and The Little Stranger, now turns to the 1920s.
It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned, the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa, a large silent house now bereft of brothers, husband and even servants, life is about to be transformed, as impoverished widow Mrs Wray and her spinster daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers.
For with the arrival of Lilian and Leonard Barber, a modern young couple of the 'clerk class', the routines of the house will be shaken up in unexpected ways. And as passions mount and frustration gathers, no one can foresee just how far, and how devastatingly, the disturbances will reach…
Says Lennie Goodings, `It is vintage Sarah Waters in every way – beautifully described with excruciating tension, real tenderness, believable characters, and surprises; it is above all, a wonderful, compelling story.’
The deal was done with Judith Murray of Greene & Heaton who has also sold the book via co-agents Jennifer Weltz at the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency and Dean Cooke at The Cooke Agency to Megan Lynch at Riverhead in the USA and to Lara Hinchberger at McClelland and Stewart in Canada
For further information please contact Susan de Soissons on 020 7911 8069 / firstname.lastname@example.org