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Tipping the Velvet 20th Anniversary Edition

Tipping the Velvet Anniversary Edition

In February 2018 it will be twenty years since TIPPING THE VELVET was published. To celebrate, Virago will be releasing a beautiful collector's edition hardback, with new afterword from Sarah.

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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.

2017 Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence

Sarah Waters

In October, Sarah Waters was awarded the 2017 Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence, which is given in recognition of a writer's entire body of work. Awarded since 1987, when Anthony Burgess first accepted it, it has since been awarded to Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney, Margaret Atwood, Muriel Spark, Tom Stoppard, Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro and Anne Tyler to name a few.

The Little Stranger feature film coming soon

The Little Stranger

The Little Stranger starring Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Will Poulter and Charlotte Rampling, and directed by Academy Award winner, Lenny Abrahamson will be released in 2018.

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Sarah Waters meets the cast of Secret Cinema

On April 10th, for a week, Secret Cinema X secretly screened Park Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden at Troxy, Limehouse. You can see a clip here:

Sarah (middle) meets the cast of Secret Cinema

Sarah Waters meets cast of The Handmaiden