Tipping the Velvet

by Sarah Waters | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1844080110 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingPlum-crazywing of Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on 11/3/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, November 03, 2007
A saucy, sensuous & multi-layered historical romance that follows the glittering career of Nan King - oyster girl turned music-hall star turned rent boy turned East End "tom"

An unstoppable read, a sexy picaresque romp through the lesbian & queer demi-monde of the roaring nineties.

(ex-library book)

Journal Entry 2 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, November 15, 2009
I guess this was entertaining enough as I kept reading but I found it predictable in parts. I can't say I found Nan a particulary likeable character - I didn't have a lot of sympathy for her trials & tribulations which were of her own making.

Nan's feelings for Kitty at first seemed quite sweet, but of course then it becomes apparent that this was no schoolgirl's crush & it was obvious how the affair was going to end. The break up of this relationship leads to Nan becoming Diane's sex-toy/slave....again this followed predictable lines.
I found the relationship between Nan & Flo the least credible of all & found the whole scenario a bit hackneyed...though reading other BCers comments on this book I think I'm in the minority here!

I'm glad I read "Affinity" before this as I don't think this would encourage me to read more by this author - I have "Fingersmith" on my TBR, it remains to be seen wether I read it or not :o)

Read as part of the 2009 ULTIMATE CHALLENGE &
the REDUCE MOUNT TBR Challenge (#73)

Journal Entry 3 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Donated to the 1001Library

Journal Entry 4 by 1001-library from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thanks so much for your donation Plum-crazy!

This book is now part of the 1001-library. If you want to take this book from the library but don't know how to proceed, please refer to the 1001-library bookshelf.

Journal Entry 5 by wingPlum-crazywing at Tescos in Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, January 22, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (1/22/2018 UTC) at Tescos in Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom


APOLOGIES 1000 Library - cleared my book shelves & took some books to a charity shelf. Had totally forgotten I'd donated this one to you & it's now travelling. So sorry for any inconvenience it causes.

Released as part of the 2018 TV SERIES Challenge (#7)

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