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The Paying Guests

The Paying Guests

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1922: Ex-servicemen are disillusioned; the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change.

  • ISBN: 978-0349004365
  • Genre: Fiction, Historical

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In a house in Champion Hill, there is a large, silent house now bereft of brothers, husband, and even servants — Mrs. Wray and her spinster daughter, Frances, have to take in lodgers in order to make ends meet.
when the couple Lilian and Leonard Barber arrive at the house, everyones life is going to change in ways that no one could have expected. and not all ways will be good, infact devastation might just be around the corner.

Travel Guide

1922 London is an era of faded elegance; War ravaged England was still reeling under its devastating impact but Mrs Barber is decadent enough to wear a silk kimono and Turkish slippers making the contrast of the time and the situation all the more stark.
London  – a wealthy part of london as well must have changed so much when the paying guests arrived in a house accustomed to finer things in life. This novel describes the heartbreak and poverty of the time and the many businesses which existed at the time ‘ Glass merchants, rag and bone men’ which really gives the time and place feel to the story.

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