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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.
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Anna Hope studied English at Oxford, attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and then received an MA in creative writing at Birkbeck. She lives in London. Hope presents her debut novel, Wake, which tells the story of three very different women who try to find ways to live again after devastating losses endured during WWI.
Carol Off has been a host of CBC Radio’s As It Happens since 2006. Previously a documentary reporter for The National, she has extensive experience in both Canadian and international current affairs. Off is the author of several bestselling books of non-fiction, including The Ghosts of Medak Pocket: The Story of Canada’s Secret War, which won the prestigious Dafoe Foundation Award. She is also the recipient of numerous awards for her television and radio work, among them a Gemini and two gold medals from the New York Festival of Television.
Sarah Waters is the bestselling author of five previous novels: Tipping the Velvet, Affinity, Fingersmith, The Night Watch and The Little Stranger. Winner of many literary awards, she has been shortlisted for both the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize. She lives in London. Waters presents The Paying Guests, a masterful novel of brilliant storytelling, sensuality and psychological suspense set in post-WWI England.
Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 2:30 PM Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay West, Toronto M5J 2G8
Anderson’s welcomes the LitWits Book Group, designed for those who love to read, meet new people and like to have fun. Our new pick for discussion is Fingersmith, by Sarah Waters. Please read the book, and join our lively discussion. New members are invited to participate, but are asked to please call and register: (630) 963-2665. TUESDAY, MARCH 19 at 7:30 p.m. Anderson’s Bookshop Downers Grove 5112 Main St., Downers Grove
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Lesbian Reading Group: The Night Watch by Sarah Water
Moving back through the 1940s, through air raids, blacked-out streets, illicit partying, and sexual adventure, to end with its beginning in 1941, The night watch tells the story of four Londoners whose lives connect in tragedy, stunning surprise and exquisite turns, only to change irreversibly the the shadow of a grand historical event.
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Sarah Waters' The Little Stranger 'operates on the queasy borderlands between the supernatural and the psychopathological... It is gripping, confident, unnerving and supremely entertaining...' (Hilary Mantel). Set in a crumbing pile, The Little Stranger is a sustained metaphor for postwar malaise. Audrey Niffenegger's Her Fearful Symmetry is a deadly 21st century ghost story, featuring mirror-image twins, set in a spooky Highgate Cemetery. They discuss the technique of scaring the pants off their readers and creating an eerie sense of place with Rebecca Swift, Editor, Writer and Director of The Literary Consultancy. (DeadGoodBooks)… (altro)
To describe Sarah Waters' work as historical fiction is to acknowledge the redefining and complexity of that genre in contemporary writing. Waters' first novel, Tipping the Velvet, a sexy mystery set within London theatrical and gay subcultures, is both a nod to underground gay fiction and a pastiche of Victorian literary and popular sources. Affinity explores the worlds of the spiritualist and the fraudster amid Victorian prison life, while Fingersmith plays with the conventions of the Victorian novel. More recently Waters has turned her attention to the world of wartime and post-war Britain. In The Night Watch, four troubled characters work to repress secrets and pursue illicit liaisons amid the chaos and displacements of the Blitz. The Little Stranger, a clever riff on the gothic convention, takes place in a crumbling stately home and explores the complexities of class and family relationships in a period of social upheaval. Waters' fiction has earned her a devoted audience and three Man Booker Prize nominations. Join her in conversation with Lennie Goodings. (dakvid)… (altro)
Dove: Embassy Theatre, 10 Kent Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand
‘The Little Stranger’ is the new novel from Sarah Waters, a chilling evocation of the mid-century and the ghosts that haunt a family. Waters books have received both critical and popular acclaim, establishing herself as a compelling storyteller; she will be talking about her work at this special event. Venue: The Bloomsbury Street Hotel, 9-13 Bloomsbury St, WC1 Tickets £5 available from the store (gowerstreet)… (altro)
Dove: Bloomsbury Street Hotel, 9-13 Bloomsbury Street, WC1B 3QD
Award-winning, bestselling author Sarah Waters traverses new literary territory with her latest novel, The Little Stranger (Riverhead), an evocative and unnerving old-fashioned ghost story set in post-World War II England. (christiguc)