Tipping the Velvet

Tipping the Velvet


By (author) Sarah Waters

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  • Publisher: Riverhead Books,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 472 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 201mm x 30mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2000
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1573227889
  • ISBN 13: 9781573227889
  • Edition statement: Reissue
  • Sales rank: 90,093

Product description

"Erotic and absorbing...Written with starling 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.

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Author information

Sarah Waters is the" New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Little Stranger," "The Night Watch," "Fingersmith," """Affinity, "and "Tipping the Velvet." She has three times been short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, twice been a finalist for the Orange Prize, and was named one of "Granta"'s best young British novelists, among other distinctions. Waters lives in London.

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"Wonderful...a sensual experience that leaves the reader marveling at the author's craftsmanship, idiosyncrasy, and sheer effort." --"San Francisco"" Chronicle" "Compelling...Readers of all sexes and orientations should identify with this gusty hero as she learns who she is and how to love." --"Newsday " "Delectable...written in roguishly lilting prose filled with the sights, sounds, and stenches of London street life." --"The Seattle Times" "Erotic and absorbing...Written with starling power."-- "The New York Times Book Review " "Glorious...an exceptional debut." --"The Boston Globe "