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Tipping the Velvetby Sarah Waters
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"An unstoppable read, a sexy and picaresque romp through the lesbian and queer demi-monde of the roaring Nineties (1890s). Imagine Jeanette Winterson on a good day, collaborating with Judith Butler to pen a sapphic "Moll Flanders". It's gorgeous." "Independent On Sunday".
In the bawdy music halls of the late-19th century, Nan is captivated by Kitty Butler, a male impersonator. She manages to meet her heroine and soon after becomes her dresser. Heading for the bright lights of London they form a double act while privately, a love affair begins. A Virago "V".
This stunning and steamy debut chronicles the adventures of Nan King, a small town girl at the turn of the century whose life takes a wild turn of its own when she follows a local music hall star to London...
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