Tipping The Velvet - VMC Designer Collection (Hardback)
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Tipping The Velvet - VMC Designer Collection (Hardback)

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Hardback 480 Pages / Published: 02/08/2012
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'Piercing the shadows of the naked stage was a single shaft of rosy limelight, and in the centre of this was a girl: the most marvellous girl - I knew it at once! - that I had ever seen.'

A saucy, sensuous and multi-layered historical romance set in the 'roaring' 1890s, Tipping the Velvet follows the glittering career of Nan King on her journey from Whitstable oyster-girl to music-hall star to cross-dressing rentboy to East End 'tom'.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844088195
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 584 g
Dimensions: 201 x 131 x 39 mm


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Intelligent, witty and stylish, the novel re-imagines a lost lesbian history through vivid sensual detail, evocative period slang (the title is a sexual euphemism) and a satisfyingly complex plot * Independent *
The collection has been expertly put together to remind the reader that while the way we describe things has changed, the feelings behind them certainly haven't. Bold, beautiful ... everyone's appetites will be satisfied. * Elle magazine *

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“Tipping the Velvet”

Others have outlined the story of this book, I just want to try to describe how it affected me. Reading a Sarah Waters novel is to live with her characters; they could be real people, so deeply does she take us into... More

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“A fun romp around London”

This was a rip-roaring romp through Victorian London, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Nancy is a girl from honest beginnings who is discovering 'tommish' feelings she never thought she would have, as well as a... More

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“Please sir, can I have some more?”

I was originally worried that the story would be too fast paced, or that the plot would be too predictable ... but after the first few chapters, I was head over heels with joy when twisting plots and dilemmas began to... More

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