From Our Editors
Chronicling the adventures of a young girl, Nancy King, as she explores life and her own sexuality, Sarah Waters offering a moving coming-of-age portrait in Tipping the Velvet. Born in the provincial seaside town of Whistable, Nancy’s life is forever changed when she meets a cross-dressing stage performer named Kitty Butler and travels with her to London as her stagehand and lover. Eventually j...
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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'.