The Paying Guests - Chapters 15 - 16 Summary & Analysis

Sarah Waters
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In Chapter Fifteen, Frances leaves Lilian without the comfort of a hug or a kiss, a first since their romance began. Mrs. Wray has a new take on the situation after the newspaper reports of Leonard's affair. Details about Spencer Ward and Billie Grey begin to appear. Spencer lives with his mother and works at a garage. Billie Grey is an assistant at a beauty shop. When Charles' fiance learns that he had also been having an affair, she ends their relationship.

Frances is among those who attend the court hearing against Spencer. She watches as Leonard's father goes to Lilian, apparently apologizing for his earlier actions. She sees Spencer's mother arrive and take a seat. Spencer is “smirking” and Frances finds she doesn't like him.

During the court proceedings, Inspector Kemp relates the information he gathered during his investigation, including that Charles...

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