Description - Tipping The Velvet by Sarah Waters
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'.
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(197mm x 135mm x 32mm)
Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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Book Review: Tipping The Velvet by Sarah Waters - Reviewed by CB (21 Oct 2011)
Having emigrated from the UK only 12 busy months ago, I found myself on a Sunday afternoon with no husband and son at home, the sun shining, a glass of wine in my hand and this book unread. I settled down to start it whilst the washing machine was doing my chores ...and suffice to say the washing did not get hung out until after dusk! Sarah Waters' style is beautiful - easy to read, full of detail without overpowering you, and both laugh out loud funny, and heartbreakingly sad within a few paragraphs. The story captures you straight away, the characters you feel as if you know and although I eventually had to stop reading to feed my family and go to work that week, it was with delight that I climbed into bed each night to read the next instalment. I even got up half an hour earlier some mornings to read a bit more! Suffice it to say that by the following Sunday "Tipping the Velvet" was over and I was bereft. But not for long..I have just started another of her titles - "Fingersmiths" - which is proving equally as addictive and have already lent my copy of "TTV" to another avid reader. For anyone who enjoys a good read with great story telling, this should be at the top of your "to do" list.
Author Biography - Sarah Waters
Sarah Waters was born in Wales in 1966. She has been shortlisted for the Man Booker and Orange prizes and has won The South Bank Show Award and The Somerset Maugham Award. Four of her novels have been adapted for television. She has been named as author of the Year four times - by the Booksellers Association, Sunday Times, Waterstone's and The British Book Awards.