Dorothy exists just above the poverty line, doing secretarial work at a dentist’s office and living in a seedy boarding house in Bloomsbury, when she is invited to spend the weekend with a childhood friend. Jane recently married a writer who is hovering on the brink of fame. His name is H.G. Wells, or Bertie, as he is known to friends.
This superb debut novel by Louisa Treger is exquisite. She has captured the relationship between Bertie and Dorothy beautifully while revealing the sadness that simmers. It is truly a beguiling love story.
The Lodger is a book that makes you feel something, whether that be anger, delight or anticipation, it is up to the reader to decide.
It is a captivating novel about self discovery that you will want to re-read again and again.
I loved it.