Tipping The Velvet: Virago 50th Anniversary Edition


Tipping The Velvet: Virago 50th Anniversary Edition

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‘Intelligent, witty and stylish’ INDEPEDENT

‘Everyone’s appetites will be satisfied’ ELLE MAGAZINE

‘Waters is an author to cherish’ GUARDIAN

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 . . .

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.

‘It’s a rare pleasure to discover a writer as assured as Waters’ SUNDAY TIMES

‘A first-class storyteller’ EVENING STANDARD

‘Sarah Waters, quite simply, is one of our greatest writers’ SUNDAY EXPRESS

‘Waters’ persistent picking apart of class is fascinating’ OBSERVER

Title: Tipping The Velvet: Virago 50th Anniversary Edition
Author: Waters, Sarah
ISBN: 9780349017426
Publication date: 15/06/2023
Price: $28.00
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

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Dimensions 198 × 126 mm