Tipping the Velvet

Tipping the Velvet

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 office, Nan manages to visit all her shows and finally meet her heroine. Soon after, she becomes Kitty's dresser and the two head for the bright lights of Leicester Square where they begin a glittering career as music-hall stars in an all-singing and dancing double act. At the same time, behind closed doors, they admit their attraction to each other and their affair begins.

Title:Tipping the Velvet
Edition Language:English
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    It's not often that I like a book, so listen up and listen well.If someone had given me the bare bones outline of Tipping the Velvet and suggest I read it, I'd have kindly told them to piss off. I hav...

  • Matt

    “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 you didn’t know yo...

  • Maureen

    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 oyst...

  • Fabian

    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...

  • Robin

    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 En...

  • Tatiana

    As seen on The ReadventurerWell, I definitely have never read anything like this before. I dare you to read this book's synopsis and not get curious at least a little bit. The moment I set my eyes on ...

  • Amanda

    LESBIAN SEX SCENES!!!I 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 to de...

  • Kelly

    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 did eloquent lesbian coming of age stories set in Engl...

  • ? nemo ?

    why read charles dickens when you can read sarah waters ...

  • Stacia (the 2010 club)

    "I feel like I've been repeating other people's speeches all my life. Now, when I want to make a speech, I hardly know how.""If you are fretting over how to tell me you are leaving-""I am fret...