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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Praise for The Little Stranger, in cinemas from September 21st

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Average rating: 3.75 · 249,791 ratings · 22,776 reviews · 27 distinct worksSimilar authors

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The Paying Guests

3.40 avg rating — 60,907 ratings — published 2014 — 11 editions
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Tipping the Velvet

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The Little Stranger

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3.73 avg rating — 18,839 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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100+ Books in 2018: Susan's 100+ Reading Challenge 93 456 Dec 30, 2009 02:32PM  
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