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Tipping the velvet

Advantages: Gripping story
Disadvantages: Definitely not for everyone

'Tipping the Velvet', set in the 1880's during Victorian England, tells the coming of age story of 18 year old Nancy Astley, who is from a working class family that own an oyster restaurant. We join Nancy on her journey of self discovery, love and heartbr ...

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TIPPING THE VELVET A LITTLE TOO FAR.

Advantages: Well written though others are better.
Disadvantages: Too graphic.

I have bought every book that Sarah Waters ever published based on my experience of her exquisitely detailed book "Affinity", in which her written style was clear, and detail amazingly real. This book is more well known since it has been televised, althou ...

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Stays and staffs

Advantages: Gourgeouse read
Disadvantages: hmmm cant thinkof one

*Synopsis* This is the story of the self discovery of Nan a 1890s lesbian Oyster girl. The book tells of the coming out, loves and the losses of Nan as she leaves her Home and family in Folkestone and travels off to London with a Star act male imperso ...

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Deliciously Naughty

Advantages: Naughty but with plot and feeling
Disadvantages: A happy but predictable ending

I found this book to be a refreshing exploration of sexual identity and preference as well a truly entertaining read. There is a surprising honesty about the feelings Nancy experiences and I am sure that anyone who has had to come to terms with their sexu ...

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Tipping the Velvet - Lovely.

Advantages: Sensitively written... quite sexy.
Disadvantages: Slow writing style.

This was the first book I ever read by Sarah Waters, though I'd already seen the BBC adaptation. The story is about Nan Astley, an 'oyster girl' from whitby. During her teens, having been thoroughly disinterested in boys her age, she goes to the local th ...

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