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Tipping the velvet

by Sarah Waters

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Published by Riverhead Books in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementSarah Waters.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6073.A828 T56 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination472 p. ;
Number of Pages472
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL381517M
ISBN 101573221368
LC Control Number98043836

An unusual love story told in three episodes, Tipping the Velvet charts the course of Nan, an ingénue who discovers a sexually charged world of male impersonators, actors and affluent women 5/5(2). Tipping the Velvet (Paperback) A Novel. By Sarah Waters. Riverhead Books, , pp. Publication Date: May 1, Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover (5/24/) Paperback (9/27/).

  Pride month continues with my first lesbian book. Oh boy. To learn more about Sarah Waters: To buy Tipping the Velvet. Still, Tipping the Velvet is so entertaining that readers will wish her sentimental--and hedonistic--education had taken twice as long * The heroine of Sarah Waters's audacious first novel knows her destiny, and seems content with it. Her place is in her father's seaside restaurant, shucking shellfish and stirring soup, singing all the while.

  Tipping the Velvet, Sarah Waters debut novel is a rich and hugely entertaining picaresque romp through the lesbian world of Victorian London.. Following the literal and metaphorical journey of Nan Astley from her sheltered family life in the seaside town of Whitstable to treading the boards in the music halls of London, Tipping the Velvet is a novel about self-creation and discovery, . The New York Times Book Review 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. Tipping the Velvet. Embed Copy and paste the code into.


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The book is so well written that you can almost smell the old music halls, the writer skillfully transports you straight to another place and time. The book is at it's heart a tale of lesbian love, and in places is very steamy and erotic, it was certainly an eye opener for me!/5().

Sarah Waters is the New York Times–bestselling author of The Paying Guests, The Little Stranger,The Night Watch, Fingersmith, Affinity, and Tipping the Velvet. She has three times been short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, has twice been a finalist for the Orange Prize, and was named one of Granta ’s best young British novelists, among other : Tipping the Velvet Sarah Waters, Author Riverhead Hardcover $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author.

ARTICLES Buy this book With a title that's a euphemism for. About Tipping the Velvet “Erotic and absorbing Written with startling power.”—The New York Times Book Review Nan King, an oyster girl, is captivated by the music hall phenomenon Kitty Butler, a male impersonator extraordinaire treading the boards in Canterbury.

Echoes of Tom Jones, Great Expectations, and anonymous confessional pornography resound throughout this richly entertaining first novel from England: the picaresque tale of its lesbian heroine’s progress through several levels of both polite and refreshingly impolite Victorian society.

Nancy Astley has been plucked away from her close-knit family of fishmongers in seaside Whitstable and. Tipping the Velvet is a historical novel published as Sarah Waters' debut novel in Set in Victorian England during the s, it tells a coming of age story about a young woman named Nan who falls in love with a male impersonator, follows her to London, and finds various ways to support herself as she journeys through the picaresque plot elements have prompted scholars and.

Free download or read online Tipping the Velvet pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in February 5thand was written by Sarah Waters. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.4/5.

Books similar to Tipping the Velvet. avg. Nan King, an oyster girl, is captivated by the music hall phenomenon Kitty Butler, a male impersonator extraordinaire treading the boards in Canterbury. Original Title: Tipping the Velvet Characters: Nan King, Kitty Butler Language: English Author’s Site: Visit Synopsis: “Lavishly crammed with the songs, smells, and costumes of late Victorian England” (The Daily Telegraph), this delicious, steamy debut novel chronicles the adventures of Nan King.

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Pages:   I am thrilled to write about Tipping the Velvet for my first book review on my blog. Tipping the Velvet was Sarah Waters’ first novel. Published in when she was j it has been rightly hailed as a standout in lesbian Literature. I loved this book. It took me on a journey unlike [ ].

Tipping the Velvet has sometimes been credited with having founded a new genre; in fact, lesbian and gay authors had been producing lively historical fiction for ages before I. "Erotic and absorbing Written with starling power."--"The New York Times Book Review " 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. And "Tipping The Velvet" allows us to view it all, center stage.

It is a story peopled with characters that are fleshed out so believably, it is almost like reading with 3-D glasses.5/5(6). With Rachael Stirling, Keeley Hawes, Anna Chancellor, Jodhi May. The story of Nan Astley who falls in love with three different women on her journey to stardom and happiness in Victorian England/10(K).

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Download books for free. Find books. Tipping the Velvet. By SARAH WATERS Riverhead Books. Read the Review. Have you ever tasted a Whitstable oyster.

If you have, you will remember it. Some quirk of the Kentish coastline makes Whitstable natives — as they are properly called — the largest and the juiciest, the savouriest yet the subtlest, oysters in the whole of England. The 14 best sex scenes in literature. The book: Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters The scene: Forbidden lesbian passion erupts in Victorian London.

The extract: I had refused to love at all 5/5. 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'/5(3).

Thanks to everyone who read and commented on the various drafts of Tipping the Velvet, in particular Sally O-J, but also Margaretta Jolly, Richard Shimell and Sarah Hopkins.

Thanks to Caroline Halliday, Monica Forty, Judith Skinner and Nicole Pohl, all of whom offered encouragement, advice and enthusiasm while I was writing, and afterwards.

Tipping the Velvet, Affinity, Fingersmith and The Night Watch have been adapted for television. Sarah Waters has been named Author of the Year four times: by the British Book Awards, the Booksellers' Association, Waterstone's Booksellers and the Stonewall Awards.

She lives in London. She was awarded an OBE in show more4/5(K).Tipping the Velvet: A Novel by Waters, Sarah and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at