Sarah Waters’ debut book, Tipping the Velvet is set during the 1890s and follows the story of Nan, who falls in love with a male impersonator. A vivid portrait of Victorian London and a beautiful example of queer literature. - Amy
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'.
Author: Waters, Sarah, Binding: Paperback, Imprint: Virago Press Ltd, Series: N/A, Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group, Published: 04/03/1999, Pagination: 496 pages, Classification: Fiction & related items, Country of Publication: United Kingdom