Mrs S

Mrs S

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 08/06/2023
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Mrs S
A breath of fresh LGBTQIA+ air for the Dark Academia genre.
Thank you so, so much to El @ HarperInsider for an early exclusive proof, I have been utterly delighted to read it and I'm so pleased I can share my though... READ MORE
Els Scholey
Mrs S
Powerful
Deftly written, this novel is a powerful celebration of lesbianism that can sit proudly in the dark academic genre; it has earned its spot amongst the very... READ MORE
Beth at Bluewater
Mrs S
Unique and experimental in its narrative and heart wrenching at its core!
Mrs S is a poignant, immersive and gut wrenching story full of queer love, longing and finding ones self. This book was tender, yet tough. A fascinating ... READ MORE
Léa at Brighton
Mrs S
I thoroughly loved it, a fantastic description of love and wanting
I loved this novel from start to finish and I haven't stopped recommending it to people since. K Patrick is a fantastic new literary talent and I'm so exci... READ MORE
Amoy Daley, Waterstones Leamington Spa
Mrs S
Slow burn!
This is such a refreshing new voice in literary fiction. Okay, the punctuation (or lack thereof) takes a minute to get accustomed to, but it’s part of what... READ MORE
Hannah Pusey

Synopsis

Set during a hot summer in a British boarding school, Mrs S is a seductive and sensual story of queer desire and forbidden love. When the matron and the headmaster's wife start spending more time together their unspoken desire flourishes into an illicit and intense love affair that will shake their lives.

Synopsis

Powerfully sensual and sublimely stylish, Mrs S is a tale of queer love that smoulders with the heat of summer. In an elite English boarding school where the girls kiss the marble statue of the famous dead author who used to walk the halls, a young Australian woman arrives to take up the antiquated role of 'matron'. Within this landscape of immense privilege, in which the girls can sense the slightest weakness in those around them, she finds herself unsure of her role, her accent and her body. That is until she meets Mrs S, the headmaster's wife, a woman who is her polar opposite: assured, sophisticated, a paragon of femininity. Over the course of a long, restless heatwave, the matron finds herself irresistibly drawn ever closer into Mrs S's world and their unspoken desire blooms into an illicit affair of electric intensity. But, as the summer begins to fade, both women know that a choice must be made. K Patrick's portrait of the butch experience is revelatory; exploring the contested terrain of our bodies, our desires and the constraints society places around both. Mrs S marks the arrival of a major new literary talent, unlike any other.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780008560997
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 420g
  • Dimensions: 222 x 141 x 30 mm

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Mrs S
Sublime narrative
There has been much hype about Mrs S and it’s always interesting to see if the actual novel matches that hype. I can happily report that it did, a burning... READ MORE
Amanda Duncan
Mrs S
One heady summer
Mrs S has a the elements for the ultimate summer read. Set in an English boarding school, Mrs S is a story of queer lust, longing and desire set in an Engl... READ MORE
Jess D
Mrs S
An Intoxicating & Incisive Meditation On Female Desire, Gender Identity & Duplicitousness
Mrs S is an intoxicating and slightly obsessive sapphic romance set against the backdrop of an all-girls boarding school. It's a largely introspective nove... READ MORE
8stitches 9lives
Mrs S
Mixed feelings
I was sent a copy of Mrs S by K Patrick to read and review by NetGalley. While I gave this book 4 stars as overall I enjoyed the novel, there were some th... READ MORE
lesleys
Mrs S
A spare, compelling account of a queer love affair
A spare, compelling account of a queer love affair, set in a girls' boarding school.. Mrs S, the object of our narrator's desire is the headmaster's wife. ... READ MORE
Hilly
Mrs S
Desire, risk, and resolution.
Set over the course of a heatwave summer, a young Australian arrives to take-up the post of matron at an English boarding school for girls. When attraction... READ MORE
Caz Stevens
Mrs S
A bit slow
I read this book courtesy of NetGalley. A rather slow read, although it did pick up towards the finish. Slightly difficult writing style with a lack of d... READ MORE
Grey Lady