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Tipping The Velvet (Virago 50Th Anniversary Edition)

Release date: 15 June 2023
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Intelligent, witty and stylish' INDEPEDENT'Everyone's appetites will be satisfied' ELLE MAGAZINE'... Read More

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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

Sarah Waters

Product Details

Title: Tipping The Velvet (Virago 50Th Anniversary Edition)
Author: Sarah Waters
Publisher: Virago / Little, Brown Book Group / HACHETTE "
SKU: BK0477902
EAN: 9780349017426
Number Of Pages: 480
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Release date: 15 June 2023

About Author

Sarah Waters, who was born in Wales, has been described as 'one of the best storytellers alive today' (Matt Thorne, Independent), and there can be no doubt that readers and critics alike have been gripped by her extraordinary imagination. Sarah Waters' first novel, Tipping the Velvet, won a Betty Trask Award, and was shortlisted for the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. Her next novel, Affinity, won the Somerset Maugham Award and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award while Fingersmith and The Night Watch were both shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize. The former also won the CWA Ellis Peters Dagger Award for Historical Crime Fiction and the South Bank Show Award for Literature. The Little Stranger was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2009 and The Paying Guests was shortlisted for the Baileys Prize in 2015. Tipping the Velvet, Affinity, Fingersmith and The Night Watch have all been adapted for television, The Little Stranger was adapted as a film by Lenny Abrahamson, and Fingersmith inspired Park Chan-wook's film, The Handmaiden. Sarah Waters has been named Author of the Year five times: by the British Book Awards, The Booksellers' Association, Waterstone's Booksellers, Glamour Magazine Awards and the Stonewall Awards. In 2019 she was awarded an OBE for services to literature

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