Sarah Waters

in Neyland, Pembrokeshire, Wales, The United Kingdom
July 21, 1966



Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Mary Shelley, the Brontës, John Fowle ...more

Sarah Waters is a British novelist. She is best known for her first novel, Tipping the Velvet, as well the novels that followed, including Affinity, Fingersmith, and The Night Watch.

Waters attended university, earning degrees in English literature. Before writing novels Waters worked as an academic, earning a doctorate and teaching. Waters went directly from her doctoral thesis to her first novel. It was during the process of writing her thesis that she thought she would write a novel; she began as soon as the thesis was complete.

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The film adaptation of The Little Stranger will be released in cinemas nationwide on the 21st September. Here is a first look at the cover for the film tie-in edition:

The Little Stranger Film Tie-in

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4.02 avg rating — 62,455 ratings — published 2002 — 78 editions
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The Paying Guests

3.40 avg rating — 60,424 ratings — published 2014 — 60 editions
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Tipping the Velvet

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The Little Stranger

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3.73 avg rating — 18,707 ratings — published 1999 — 46 editions
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The Night Watch

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September 2014, Sarah Waters
"Clandestine passion boils over in the suspenseful historical novel The Paying Guests, set in 1920s London following the upheaval of World War I." ...More

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“I barely knew I had skin before I met you.”
Sarah Waters, The Paying Guests

“The best thing to do was to brazen it out, throw your head back, walk with a swagger...”
Sarah Waters

“And perhaps there is a limit to the grieving that the human heart can do. As when one adds salt to a tumbler of water, there comes a point where simply no more will be absorbed.”
Sarah Waters, The Little Stranger


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Affinity Affinity by Sarah Waters by Sarah Waters
An upper-class woman recovering from a suicide attempt, Margaret Prior has begun visiting the women’s ward of Millbank prison, Victorian London’s grimmest jail, as part of her rehabilitative charity work. Amongst Millbank’s murderers and common thieves, Margaret finds herself increasingly fascinated by on apparently innocent inmate, the enigmatic spiritualist Selina Dawes.
  3 votes 21.4%

Pines Pines (Wayward Pines, #1) by Blake Crouch by Blake Crouch
Secret service agent Ethan Burke arrives in Wayward Pines, Idaho, with a clear mission: locate and recover two federal agents who went missing in the bucolic town one month earlier. But within minutes of his arrival, Ethan is involved in a violent accident. He comes to in a hospital, with no ID, no cell phone, and no briefcase. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off.
  3 votes 21.4%

Horns Horns by Joe Hill by Joe Hill
Ignatius Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke up the next morning with a thunderous hangover, a raging headache . . . and a pair of horns growing from his temples.
  3 votes 21.4%

Follow You Home Follow You Home by Mark Edwards by Mark Edwards
It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime, a final adventure before settling down. After a perfect start, Daniel and Laura’s travels end abruptly when they are thrown off a night train in the middle of nowhere. To find their way back to civilisation, they must hike along the tracks through a forest…a haunting journey that ends in unimaginable terror.
  2 votes 14.3%

Weaveworld Weaveworld by Clive Barker by Clive Barker
With its volatile mix of the fantastical and the contemporary, the everyday and the otherworldly, Weaveworld is an epic work of dark fantasy and horror -- a tour de force from one of today's most forceful and imaginative artists.
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The Haunting of Blackwood House The Haunting of Blackwood House by Darcy Coates by Darcy Coates
Mara and Neil purchase Blackwood House, a derelict property outside of town. They’re warned about strange occurrences in the crumbling building. Doors open by themselves, voices whisper in the night, bloody handprints appear on the walls, and cold spots linger in the basement, where the house’s original owner was murdered.
  1 vote 7.1%

House of Leaves House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski by Mark Z. Danielewski
Years ago, when House of Leaves was first being passed around, it was nothing more than a badly bundled heap of paper, parts of which would occasionally surface on the Internet. No one could have anticipated the small but devoted following this terrifying story would soon command. Starting with an odd assortment of marginalized youth -- musicians, tattoo artists, programmers, strippers, environmentalists, and adrenaline junkies -- the book eventually made its way into the hands of older generations, who not only found themselves in those strangely arranged pages but also discovered a way back into the lives of their estranged children.
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