The Night Watch

The Night Watch Cover

The Night Watch

By Sarah Waters

Riverhead Books, Paperback, 9781594482304, 528pp.

Publication Date: September 27, 2006

Description
A] wonderful novel Waters is almost Dickensian in her wealth of description and depth of character. "Chicago Tribune"
Moving back through the 1940s, through air raids, blacked-out streets, illicit partying, and sexual adventure, to end with its beginning in 1941, "The Night Watch" tells the story of four Londoners three women and a young man with a past whose lives, and those of their friends and lovers, connect in tragedy, stunning surprise and exquisite turns, only to change irreversibly in the shadow of a grand historical event.


About the Author
Sarah Waters has a Ph.D. in English literature and has been an associate lecturer withthe Open University. She has won a Betty Trask Award, the Somerset Maugham Award, the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award, the South Bank Show Award for Literature, and her books have been short-listed for the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, and the Man Booker and Orange prizes. In 2003, she was named Author of the Year three times andwas chosen as one of Granta s Best of Young British Novelists.