In The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones,a charming Edwardian house party is interrupted by a seemingly endless stream of confusing events. It is Emerald Torrington's twentieth birthday, friends and family are gathered at the family estate of Sterne to celebrate. Her stepfather is away on business. A stranger has crashed the party. And not far away a dreadful train crash sends hordes of disheveled survivors to the doors of the manor house looking for aid and hospitality. Meanwhile, Smudge Torrington, Emerald's younger, and often overlooked sister, has decided this will be the night for her Great Undertaking. Quirky, likable characters populate this dark and interesting comedy of manners.
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