The Slaves of Solitude by Patrick Hamilton

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A welcome reissue of one of Patrick Hamilton's best, with an introduction by Doris Lessing. The Slaves of Solitude is set in a wartime boarding house in a small town on the Thames. The Rosamund Tea Rooms is an oppressive place, as grey and lonely as its residents. For Miss Roach, slave of her task-master, solitude, a window of opportunity is suddenly presented by the appearance of a charismatic American Lieutenant. His arrival brings change to the precarious society of the house and ultimately, to Miss Roach herself.

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The 1452nd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 45th on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)

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