Talking book - CD The paying guests / by Sarah Waters
Interest category: Spoken Word
Media class: Talking book - CD
Publisher: ISIS Soundings, 2014
ISBN: 1445043688 9781445043685
Control number 1445043688
Read by Juliet Stevenson
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.