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Tipping the Velvet 20th Anniversary Edition

Tipping the Velvet - 20th anniversary edition

Publisher: Virago
Format: Hardback Anniversary Edition
RRP: £14.99
ISBN: 9780349008486

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About the Book

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, Tipping the Velvet follows the glittering career of Nan King – oyster girl turned music-hall star turned rent boy turned East End 'tom'.

It launched the career of one of Britain's most exciting and successful writers. `One of the best storytellers alive today' – Independent. Sarah Waters has written five subsequent bestselling novels, all of which have been filmed or are currently in production and she has received critical and popular acclaim and prize shortlists. She was awarded the Stonewall Writer of the Decade in 2016.

Tipping the Velvet was adapted by Andrew Davies and filmed by Sally Head Productions for the BBC.

Reviews

'She is an extremely confident writer, combining precise, sensuous descriptions with irony and wit. Thisis a lively, gutsy, highly readable debut, probably destined to become a lesbian classic’ INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY