The paying guests
|Format:||Large Print 2015|
|Availability:||Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies|
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.
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|Publisher|| Waterville, Maine :2015
|Edition||Large Print edition.|
831 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
1410476049 (large print : hardcover)