The best UK summer holiday reads 2016 - paperbacks to take to the beach
Our August Book of the Month is a classic Sarah Waters: intelligent, thrilling and steeped in historical detail. In 1920s London, debt-ridden Frances and her widowed mother take in a young married couple as lodgers. Waters' note-perfect exposition of social tensions and prejudice are as thrilling as the covert romance between Frances and her young lodger. You might easily stay up until dawn to finish this one.