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'All his novels are terrific, but this one is my favourite' Sarah Waters

Measuring out the wartime days in a small town on the Thames, Miss Roach is not unattractive but no longer quite young. The Rosamund Tea Rooms boarding house, where she lives with half a dozen others, is as grey and lonely as its residents. For Miss Roach, 'slave of her task-master, solitude', a shaft of not altogether welcome light is suddenly beamed upon her, with the appearance of a charismatic and emotional American Lieutenant. With him comes change - tipping the precariously balanced society of the house and presenting Miss Roach herself with a dilemma.

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Dark, hilarious & utterly brilliant (Val Hennessy Daily Mail)

Patrick Hamilton's tale of life in a wartime boarding house strikes the perfect balance between poignancy and dark hilarity (Rachel Cooke Guardian)

A claustrophobic, drily comic classic (Fiona Wilson The Times)

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The classic novel from the author of Rope and Hangover Square.

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