The Slaves of Solitude (Paperback)Patrick Hamilton (author)
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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.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 278 g
Dimensions: 198 x 164 x 25 mm
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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