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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 24/08/2006
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781845294151