just finished...

This was a marathon listen--clocking in at more than 20 hours. That might be why I didn't love it. Three sections and the second section dragged on. I loved the researched historical period. And the house is almost a character, too. ETA: the narrator made the book, if she hadn't been so wonderful, I would have stopped listening.

From the publisher:
It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned; the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa, a large silent house now bereft of brothers, husband, and even servants, life is about to be transformed, as impoverished widow Mrs. Wray and her spinster daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers.

With the arrival of Lilian and Leonard Barber, a modern young couple of the "clerk class", the routines of the house will be shaken up in unexpected ways. Little do the Wrays know just how profoundly their new tenants will alter the course of Frances's life - or, as passions mount and frustration gathers, how far-reaching, and how devastating, the disturbances will be.

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