Quite by accident, I have discovered Sarah Waters has a new book coming out in August. Yippee! I feel like I've been waiting for ever for this. Now I can't decide whether to jump in and pre-order the hardback or wait impatiently for the paperback. I treated myself to a brand-new hardback copy of The Little Stranger when it first came out and it really did feel like a treat (most of my books are dog-eared copies from the charity shop, so to smell the ink and hear the little crack of a hardback spine... oh!) but then a paperback is so much lighter and more transportable... Then again, it's almost 600 pages long, which makes it neither light nor transportable in any printed format. Hardback it is! I repeat, yippee!
If you've never read any Sarah Waters, I'd recommend Fingersmith (read it! read it! read it!) and The Night Watch. Those two and The Little Stranger I thought were pretty amazing, but the others are enjoyable too, so you can't really go too far wrong with her. I hope this new one lives up to my ridiculously high expectations.