Tipping the velvet

Title Tipping the velvet
Author Sarah Waters
Publication Virago
Size 472p
Language ENG ENG
ISBN 9781860495243
Topics English fiction--Love
English fiction--Erotic
Lesbians--Fiction
Notes This delicious, steamy debut novel chronicles the adventures of Nan King, who begins life as an oyster girl in the provincial seaside town of Whitstable and whose fortunes are forever changed when she falls in love with a cross-dressing music-hall singer named Miss Kitty Butler. When Kitty is called up to London for an engagement on "Grease Paint Avenue", Nan follows as her dresser and secret lover, and, soon after, dons trousers herself and joins the act. In time, Kitty breaks her heart, and Nan assumes the guise of butch roue to commence her own thrilling and varied sexual education - a sort of Moll Flanders in drag - finally finding friendship and true love in the most unexpected places. [goodreads.com]
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