Video: Sarah Waters on her first novel in five years

The bestselling author talks about the inspiration for The Paying Guests. Set in 1922, in a grand house owned by gentile Mrs Wray and her daughter, it charts the story as they take in paying guests, Lillian and Leonard Barber, a young couple from the clerk class

Author Sarah Waters at the 2014 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall, in London. Photograph: Eamonn M McCormack/Getty

Author Sarah Waters at the 2014 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall, in London. Photograph: Eamonn M McCormack/Getty

Mon, Aug 18, 2014, 10:27

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