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The Uninvited Guests

Sadie Jones

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Published by Vintage, part of Vintage Publishing

Format: Paperback

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EAN: 9780099563693
Published: 14 Feb 2013

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Synopsis

A sinister tale of haunting beauty, from The Outcast author Sadie Jones.

It is the eve of Emerald Torrington’s twentieth birthday and the family has assembled at Sterne, the once grand, now crumbling, family seat. The cake is iced, the wine decanted, the house gleams invitingly.

But before the first dish can be served, a mysterious group of strangers arrives at the door. Victims of a local train accident they are seeking shelter at the house.

The Torringtons welcome them in but there is something unsettling about the group and, as night falls and a storm rages outside, the family begins to wonder if something more malevolent than stranded travellers is in their home...

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What the critics say

Dazzlingly well-written. The style is exuberant and extremely funny. This is a midsummer's night dream of a book, mythic and unforgettable
- Financial Times

Highly entertaining… An elegant comedy of manners with the usual undercurrents of jealousy, desire and conflicting loyalties… Jones shows that she can turn her talent for storytelling to a more stylised form with a light and playful touch, and without compromising her sharp insights into the human heart
- Observer

This creepy and entertaining tale unfolds around a fascinating cast of charactesr, and Jones's loving eye for period detail misses nothing
- Psychologies

The prose is visceral, rich with “the smell of many wounds”, and thick with painterly detail
- Sunday Telegraph

The Uninvited Guests is at once a shimmering comedy of manners and disturbing commentary on class. It is so well-written, so intricately plotted, that every page delivers some new astonishment. It is a brilliant novel
- ANN PATCHETT, author of State of Wonder

I will be surprised if I read anything stranger this year but I can’t help admiring Jones’s whimsical invention and the quality of her writing
- Daily Express

A modern Mitford saga
- ASOS Magazine

About the Author

The Uninvited Guests is Sadie Jones's third novel. Her first novel, The Outcast ('Riveting', Lionel Shriver; 'Devastatingly good', Daily Mail; 'Gripping', Harper's Bazaar) was the winner of the Costa First Novel Award. It was also shortlisted for the Orange Prize and was a Richard and Judy Summer Reads Number One bestseller. Her second novel, Small Wars ('Outstanding', The Times; 'Compelling', Daily Telegraph; 'Uncannily good', Guardian) was longlisted for the Orange Prize. Sadie Jones lives in London.

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