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'.
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Couldn’t put this down. Sarah Waters, thank you.
I have to say I'm not much of a reader but I was absolutely glued to this book! I've read it a couple of times and still can't get enough! Pure brilliance!
An unputdownable book. Puts the TV series to shame. The detail and facts that it includes let's you almost be in 1890 London.