Tipping the Velvet

Tipping the Velvet

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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."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 472 pages
  • 129.54 x 200.66 x 30.48mm | 408.23g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Riverhead Books,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 1573227889
  • 9781573227889
  • 101,218

Review quote

"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 "show more

About Sarah Waters

Sarah Watersis theNew York Times bestselling author ofThe Paying Guests, The Little Stranger, The Night Watch, Fingersmith, Affinity, andTipping the Velvet.Shehas three times been short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, has twice been a finalist for the Orange Prize, and wasnamed one ofGranta s bestyoung Britishnovelists, among other distinctions. Waters lives in London."show more

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43,655 ratings
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4 35% (15,425)
3 19% (8,326)
2 5% (2,238)
1 3% (1,219)
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