Tipping the Velvet

Tipping the Velvet

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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: 86,456

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"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 author of "Tipping the Velvet," a "New York Times "Notable Book; "Affinity," which won her the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award; "Fingersmith" and "The Night Watch," both of which were shortlisted for both the Orange Prize and the Man Booker Prize; and "The Little Stranger," which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award and a "New York Times "Notable Book. She has also been named one of "Granta"'s best young British novelists. She 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 "