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The paying guests

Waters, Sarah, 1966-2014
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There came the splash of water and the rub of heels as Mrs Barber stepped into the tub. After that there was a silence, broken only by the occasional echoey plink of drips from the tap. Frances had been picturing her lodgers in purely mercenary terms - as something like two great waddling shillings. But this, she thought, was what it really meant to have paying guests: this odd, unintimate proximity, this rather peeled-back moment, where the only thing between herself and a naked Mrs Barber was a few feet of kitchen and a thin scullery door. An image sprang into her head: that round flesh, crimsoning in the heat.
Main title:
The paying guests / Sarah Waters.
Imprint:
London : Virago, 2014.
Collation:
566 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN:
9780349004365 (hbk)
Language:
English
BRN:
3621993
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