Tipping the Velvet

A Novel

    • 4.4 • 173 Ratings
    • $12.99
    • $12.99

Publisher Description

“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. 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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1999
May 24
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
480
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Rgx ate the cat ,

Tipping the Velvet is literary fiction

Most of her books have gay and lesbian characters. Why is this one labeled as Gay instead of literary fiction?

wind through the trees ,

Would read again

Definitely can see myself picking this one back up every year.. so easy to immerse yourself!! Love it!!!

SPRINKLECORE ,

It’s a shame there aren’t more books like it

Tipping the Velvet is a must read, really. There really needs to be more picaresque lesbian fiction in the world.

More Books by Sarah Waters

2014
2002
2009
2006
2002
2010

Customers Also Bought

2015
1983
2019
2010
2017
2018