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Old coastal Whitstable and the Astley family firmly in the past This *Is A Story Of Girl *a story of girl girl as Nancy and Kitty begin a new life together amidst the bright and sometimes not so bright lights of London and its music halls The author is truly gifted and escribes the sights and sounds backstage that made me reminisce about my visits many years ago to the City Varieties in Leeds in the north of England built in 1865 It S A Theatre That Is it s a theatre that is authentic a music hall as it s possible to get these The Peoples Songs days However Iigress so onto the storyline Nancy wants much from Kitty but Kitty is afraid that people will City of Big Shoulders discover the fact that they are lesbians let s not forget this was the late 1800 s Eventually Nancy will move onto another relationship one that is both abusive andestructive and which sees Nancy used as a cross Blind Devotion (The Shifter Chronicles dressing sex slave but not before she spends a spell as a prostitute albeitressed as a male and performing sexual acts for other males I know I seem to have mentioned sex a lot and some of these scenes are uite explicit but they are rightly included as they play an important part in the storyline however for some of the characters relationships were secondary to the sex within said relationship so it was My Name is Bob difficult for me to have much empathy with themWhoa what a crazy mixed up life Nancy and her friends lead but the author makes this an irresistible read and even though they re a narcissistic bunch they make for truly interesting subjects All in all a very enjoyable romp that brings Victorian England with its staid and stuffy views very much to life Thank you to Netgalley and Little Brown Book Group UK for my ARC I have given an honest review in exchange Have you ever tasted a Whitstable oyster If you have you will remember it Sarah Waters Tipping the Velvet Sarah Waters Tipping the Velvet is the gay Victorian epic youidn t know you needed in your life From its unsubtle opening come on to its sort of pedantic ending this is Char It s not often that I like a book so listen up and listen wellIf someone had given me the bare bones outline of Tipping the Velvet and suggest I read it I have kindly told them to piss off I have a job a kid to raise and an already low tolerance for contemporary fiction A book about cross ressing lesbians in Victorian England wouldn t spark enough interest in me to get past the title pageSilly me Good thing I thought that tipping the velvet was a reference to the theater hint it s not and mistakenly believed I was buying a book about East End actresses This mistake was a blessing and this novel renewed my faith in modern fiction Tipping the Velvet carries a variety of themes that have bored me since my first Women s Studies classes in college identity cross Billy Bragg dressing gender roles and sexuality Yet alongside these nearly foreign concepts were the universal themes found in all great works of literature passion lust betrayal scandal violence redemption and love So whatid it leave me with A book that shot a breath of life into all of those tired old themes A book I couldn t put Polly Prices Totally Secret Diary down and not just for the positively raunchy and at times touching sex scenes that had me blushing to my hairline No What kept me hooked was the astoundingly good writingWhenescribing being backstage at the theater after a performance I caught a glimpse of ladders and ropes and trailing gas pipes of boys in caps and aprons wheeling baskets manoeuvring lights I had the sensation then and I felt it again in the years that followed every time I made a similar trip back stage that I had stepped into the workings of a giant clock stepped through the elegant casing to the usty greasy restless machinery that lay all hidden from the common eye behind itWhen telling us about a irty mirror we re told that the small looking glass was as cloudy and as speckled as the back of an old man s handWhen The Majors Daughter discussing the ways of her tyrannical lover There is a way rich people have of saying What The word is honed and has a point put on it it comes out of their mouths like aagger coming out of a sheath That is how Diana said it now in that Miss Shumway Waves a Wand dim corridor I felt it pierce me through and make me sag I swallowedYeah Writing like that will keep you up at night The hot sex scenes The bizarre gender roles that previously would have left me uninterested The story itself All just added bonuses This chick could write about paintrying and make it fascinating She makes cross The Touch dressing hooking and other ahem unmentionables seem completely exciting alive and blessedly normal I love it Finally A work of fiction thatoesn t suck or make me feel like I ve gotten On His Majestys Service dumber by the time I ve finished it KICKED AS. A glittering career as music hall stars in an all singing andancing Different Class double act At the same time behind closedoors they admit their attraction to each other and their affair begi.

Tipping the VelvetWhy read charles ickens when you can read
Sarah Waters I Feel Like 
waters I feel like ve been repeating other people s speeches all my life Now when I want to make a speech I hardly know howIf you are fretting over how to tell me you are leaving I am fretting I said over how to tell you how I love you over how to say that you are the world to me 35 stars This was my first foray into the writing of Sarah Waters According to my friends I have been missing out on some great lit Now I m no longer out of the loop Tipping the Velvet follows a young lady named Nan over the course of several years We start with the early Stirrings Of Her New Found Sexuality As of her new found sexuality as finds herself gazing adoringly upon a young female performer ressed in male clothing The story continues throughout the various changes in her life which force her to take a long internal look at not only how she views the world around her but also at how she views herselfThis is my first experience with historical lit that subtly invokes moments which remind me of an artistic erotic painting sensual moving yet not completely garish The story of Nan is about than just who she chooses to love The sexual moments are merely one small part of a girl who is on the road to her own self Textbook of Wisdom discovery The writing was absolutely beautiful I loved Ms Watersescriptions of the setting the clothing and the characters Little In Defence of Dogs details were captured vividly in my head even such insignificant things as when Kitty went to kiss Nan s hand and Nanrew it back out of fear that her hands would smell like the oyster liuor which came from her time of working at her parent s seafood house The way that it was escribed almost made Nan even that much charming as if she were ifferent in her own very special way by having an uncommon occupationOne thing that I love to read about in books is when the story comes full circle Every event in Nan s life shapes who she is in the next moment Every event ties to the previous I often talk about moments in time this is a glimpse into the life of a girl who shared several rare moments with several rare and original personality types This is part of what made the story specialIf you re looking for a traditional romance story this will not be the book for you However if you re looking for a story about a character finding oneself you might enjoy the journey of Nan King It appears that currently the most common criticism of this book on goodreads is that it seems formulaic Perhaps I am behind the times but when The City in Mind did elouent lesbian coming of age stories set in England 200 years ago become so commonplace as to even HAVE a formulaUltimately this is a love story embedded in a fluid tale of heart pounding and heart breaking moments over the course of Nan s life Either the girl gets the girlboy in the end or the girloesn tpredicting the ending with a fifty fifty shot at getting it right Revenge (The Red Ledger does not make a book formulaic IF however anyone who accuses this book of being so standard actually said to themselves in the first chapter well I bet this innocent oyster girl winds up falling in love with a crossdressing vaudevillian entertainer who will shortly be introduced as a characterand after that love affai LESBIAN SEX SCENESI knew that s all you wanted to hear about I m going to go on with my review but you re welcome to stop reading now that you know the juicy stuff And no I will not go on toescribe in No One Wants You drippingetail any of the aforementioned LESBIAN SEX SCENES For shame I knowSo anyway a while back my friend Coventry had piles and piles of books she was giving away and this was one of them Seeing that it was written by Sarah Waters I nabbed it immediately and placed upon my shelf waiting for just the right time to read what I was sure would be a The City Of Heavenly Tranquillity delightful sapphic treasure I read another of Sarah Waters books a couple years back and it was perrrrfet image error As seen on The ReadventurerWell I Penguins Poems for Life definitely have never read anything like this before Iare you to read this book s synopsis and not get curious at least a little bit The moment I set my eyes on a short *description of Tipping the Velvet on the 1001 Must Read Before You Die Books list I knew I had to read *of Tipping the Velvet on the 1001 Must Read Before You Die Books list I knew I had to read Cross ressing lesbians kept women music hall singers renter boys I mean what s not to likeFirst and foremost this is a book about lesbians my first and written by one at that so as far as the relationships in this novel are concerned they are authentic in my mind I on t know about you but I just hate it when straight authors write gay books particularly erotica What can they possibly know I found myself uite ignorant of how such relationships work Lesbian relationships contrary. Nan King an oyster girl is captivated by the music hall phenomenon Kitty Butler a male impersonator extraordinaire treading the boards in Canterbury Through a friend at the box offi. To my uneducated beliefs can be as abusive and estructive as the Heterosexual Ones And Of ones And of there is lesbian sex A few fairly explicit scenes but the book oesn t turn into an overly gratuitous trashfest Second in spite of its scandalous premise the book is historically accurate It comes as a shock to find out that there was a whole strata of women exploring their homosexuality so freely in 1890s After reading Edith Wharton s novels where women are too afraid to even get a Divine Beauty divorce it is a revelation to know that there were society women who kept female lovers and organized orgies This howeveroesn t mean that in this book women go around oing whatever they please Waters accompanies Nan s erotic adventures with a solid social go around oing whatever they please Waters accompanies Nan s erotic adventures with a solid social same sex relationships have to be secret women known as toms are stigmatized there is a legal punishment even I personally found this book very interesting An imperfect but strong Down to the Sea in Ships debut It is erotic without being vulgar well researched but entertaining well written without being boring The only negative thing I have to say about it is that it takes a while for the story to pick up steam The first 130 pages are a littleull but after that the novel is impossible to put own Needless to say Tipping the Velvet won t be my last Sarah Waters novelPS Due to the naked women on the cover this edition is a little challenging to read in public Oh gag I have SO many problems with this book What the hell was this supposed to be *anyway I will go through the possibilities Historical Fiction Set in the late 1800 s in stuffy Victorian England we *I will go through the possibilities Historical Fiction Set in the late 1800 s in stuffy Victorian England we Nancy a young lady who falls fast and hard for another young woman performing in a theatre Yadda yadda yadda they re a couple Yadda yadda yadda Nancy is shocked that her sister oesn t accept this Yadda yadda yadda Nancy meets and beds pretty much every female that subseuently crosses her path If the character has a vagina Nancy is sure to be tipping the velvet with her in short order I m not sure if Sarah Waters meant this to be historically accurate but I just can t believe that it is in any way Young people in THIS century have a hard time coming out But Victorian Nance is loud and proud And never seems to suffer because of it I just Dog Years didn t see this as authentic to the time at all aside from the costumes Romance Itoes tick off this box I suppose with Nancy s 500 pages of pining for Kitty And all the sexy girlgirl scenes But then Chain of Fire dear god please explain the ENDING to me which was so very politically earnest I forgot what book I was reading A socialism rally with every single lesbian in London in attendance Literary Fiction Sarah Waters is aecent writer It s because of her storytelling that I finished this book But I just couldn t take it seriously Was I meant to I m so confusedIn addition to all these complaints I really The Devils Elbow (Mrs. Bradley, disliked the main character Nancyidn t endear herself to me at all She turfs her family thinking about the various men s suits she wears than her parents and siblings She mistreats her friends She CHOOSES to work the streets and isn t in the least bit The Making of a Caribbeanpreneur damaged by itThe I think about it it occurs to me that than anything this is a re write of history giving voice to relationships that certainly DID happen in the 1800 s but no one talked about I can get my mind around that but somehow itoesn t raise my appreciation of this book much Call this the lesbian version of Maurice Girl meets girl then another one then another Odd that in the late 19th century England so many lesbians would all be out and about strolling the Maharaj dirty streets Even odder still that the heroine of the novel happens to stumble upon them all This took considerable research I m sure and how cool is it to get this particular point of view The biggest mistake however was to give the narrative the first person touch making Nan King into a Bella from Twilight type ie clueless trite sometimes all too selfish girl which Nancy Astley was born in Whitstable Kent in the late nineteenth century She s from an ordinary hard working family and from a very young age she helped in her parents fish restaurant shucking oysters until her fingers were red raw with the icy cold water used to keep the oysters fresh but it was all she knew and she was happy with her life She was loved by her parents and siblings alike but when she entered her teens the bright lights of a nearby music hall began to call to her She loved the variety acts that performed there but the momentous night that she watched a male impersonator named Kitty well that was to be the night that saw her turn her back on her loving family and take her into a world that would putear. Ce Nan manages to visit all her shows and finally meet her heroine Soon after she becomes Kitty's Kuduz dresser and the two head for the bright lights of Leicester Suare where they begin.


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