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Tipping The Velvet
Tipping The Velvet | 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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lauraisntwilder
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I finally read this. I've had it for ages. It was both exactly what I expected and a total surprise. I got so frustrated with Nancy in the middle section, making choices I was sure would end in disaster. And they did! She won me back though and I loved the ending.

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RaeLovesToRead
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Have been looking through my "notes and highlights" on Goodreads and found some beautiful writing from Sarah Waters ? I forgot how well she writes - I have at least 2 more of her books on my shelf to be read.

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Mollyanna
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Mehso-so

My first finish for #20in4. This book was okay, but boy did it need an editor. It could have been 100 pages shorter. There were several times that I sped up the audio.

This was my #bookspin for July

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 1y
Mollyanna @Andrew65 Thanks ☺️ 1y
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1y
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jenniferw88
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arlenefinnigan
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Pickpick

This is a remarkable book. The writing is exceptional (and, as you're probably already aware, explicit at times) and follows Nancy on a journey of discovery and survival. It's a fascinating exploration of Victorian subcultures and the contrast between the poverty and terrible conditions the poor lived in, and the decadence and indulgence - sometimes to the point of being abusive - of the rich.

arlenefinnigan And that completes the 2020 @bookriot #ReadHarder challenge for me. Looking forward to tackling next year's. 2y
RaeAragorn This book absolutely set the bar for all lesfic, for me. The writing, the plot, the characters, the setting, the sensory details. It's perfection. 2y
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arlenefinnigan
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#ReadHarder challenge 23: a debut novel by a queer author and challenge 24: a historical fiction novel not set in WW2

AlaMich This is a favorite of mine! 2y
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TheRiehlDeal
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Day 1: The Favourite

#RememberNovember
@Klou

Klou Perfect! 2y
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sprainedbrain
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Happy Friday, and happy almost-Pride-month!

1. ❤️ the tagged book! If you don‘t know what that title means (like I didn‘t), please google and enjoy. 😂

2. Indigo 💜

3. My mom skills 🙂

4. @Chili @HOTPock3tt 🥰

#FriYAYintro

Bklover 1. I didn‘t know that!!!!! I need to read this one! 😜 3y
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Soubhiville
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#7days7books day 6

Books that left a lasting impression on me.

Tipping the Velvet fell into my hands at exactly the moment I needed it in my life.

If you‘d like to share your 7 books we‘d like to see them!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I've collected a fee Sarah Waters books over the years, but have yet to read them. Seen a few on these list, so I will have to move them up the TBR. 3y
Jess861 I've really enjoyed both The Night Watch and Affinity by Sarah Waters so I'll have to check this one out at some point. I'm happy to see that my library does carry this book. 3y
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readingjedi
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Having read subsequent works by the author before this one I can definitely tell this was Ms. Waters' debut and that her obvious talent has only become more polished with each publication. In fact, by Fingersmith it was pretty much honed to perfection. In this one she hasn't yet got that tight control of the narrative & it gets a little unwieldy at times. But she can't half spin an engaging & compelling tale!

Nute Nice review! 3y
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readingjedi
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Starting this one today. It's weird, I always thought I'd read this already but apparently not. Sarah Waters is not likely to disappoint.

Has this been a movie/on TV? That's maybe why I feel familiar with it. 🤔

ElaineR It has indeed. BBC did a great TV series of it a few years ago. Keeley Hawes was in it. Really good book but bit rough in spots if I remember rightly. 3y
AlaMich Yes, what @ElaineR said! The series was a lot of fun. 3y
hissingpotatoes Yes, good book and series! If you haven't read Fingersmith by the same author yet, IMO it is her finest work. There's also a TV series of it, and I actually recommend watching it first, then reading. Both versions are phenomenal. 3y
rsteve388 Oh man I loved this story. 3y
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thebeercolonel
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Several thumbs,toes and ears up for this glorious book. Fun,moving romantic, unabashedly lesbian and all heart from beginning to end, well deserving of its classic status.

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sprainedbrain
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Pickpick

Fun fact: I did not know what ‘tipping the velvet‘ meant until this book. Yay for learning new things! 😂

Loved this book from start to finish. In retrospect, this is not surprising as I do enjoy a good Dickens-esque, sprawling Victorian London drama. This is that, plus a lesbian coming-of-age story. 🙌🏻

Excellent writing and a wonderful cast of supporting characters. Nan is not always a likable heroine, but she‘s so entertaining.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

vivastory 🌟 The More You Know 🌠😄 3y
LeahBergen Ha, right?? 😮 3y
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Texreader So... what does it mean? 3y
sprainedbrain @Texreader I‘m going let you google it. 😬 (edited) 3y
Texreader @sprainedbrain haha! Yep. I‘m a wee bit smarter now. 3y
sprainedbrain @Texreader @LeahBergen the really fun part is that I read the whole thing not knowing until near the end when Nan found out. 😂 3y
Reggie Lol, nice, I had no idea either. 3y
sprainedbrain @Reggie happy to share my newfound knowledge. 😂 3y
BarbaraBB I didn‘t know either 🤪 3y
readordierachel You've made me want to read this even more! 3y
HOTPock3tt Yay for lesbian coming of age!! 🙌🏽♥️ I need to read this!! I started fingersmith but have yet to finish it 😅 @sprainedbrain 3y
sprainedbrain @HOTPock3tt it‘s so good! 😍 3y
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rsteve388
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What a beautiful and delightful story of how heartach, strife and personal choices can influence who you become. This was a delightfully queer story that was at times a bit slow but overall enjoyable. Sarah Waters is magnificent in her work i highly recommend!

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rsteve388
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So I am up to pg 250 and it is excellent!

I have started a jump.rope routine in addition to running. #BFC19 (are we still doing this?!) And today was my second day.

Chrissyreadit There is a sign up for Round 4 currently on @wanderinglynn ‘s page. 3y
rsteve388 Wow Round 4! Glad to.see this is still going strong. 3y
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rsteve388
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3 hours so far in #24B4Monday

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sammisho
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Bailedbailed

I have been trying to finish this book for over a month and it usually takes me less than a week to finish a book. I can't read more than a few pages before I get bored. I realky enjoyed Waters', The Paying Guests, but this one just isnt't grabbing me the same way. I feel very indifferent about the MC, Nancy. That is never a good sign for me.

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youneverarrived
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#7days7covers #covercrush

Everyone join in that hasn‘t already 💕

merelybookish Such a pretty cover! 3y
MicheleinPhilly I love this cover! 3y
BiblioLitten Nice! 3y
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Dolly
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Pickpick

Atmospheric and explicit about lesbians in the late 1800s. Well written but unless I missed something- did the cover designer read this book?

I will look forward to The Paying Guest and Fingersmith.

readingjedi I love Sarah Waters. Fingersmith is just such a treat! 3y
MrsMalaprop @readingjedi me too! Fingersmith is my fave 📚❤️. 3y
Dolly @readingjedi @MrsMalaprop Yay! I only wish I could‘ve found it at one of the book sales this weekend 🙁 3y
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Dolly
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How I hate to point this out but the typo count is up to 7 or 8.

And I just found out what Tipping the Velvet means. 🤭 I won‘t be saying it in public anymore. 😉

LeahBergen 😆😆 3y
Dolly @LeahBergen Hah! I‘m trying to think of all the places I said it! 😳 3y
Alfoster 😂😂😂😂😂! 3y
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eraderneely
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Liked, but didn‘t love. The book‘s descriptive power is its strength as well as its weakness. I felt really sucked into each of the settings, but I needed a more compelling plot to pull me along. At almost 500 pages, it‘s a little too long. She could have sacrificed one of the subplots for the sake of a tighter narrative.

I did really enjoy it - I just wanted more from it. This was her debut, so I may give The Fingersmith a try.

Emilymdxn I liked this one a lot but prefer Fingersmith for sure I thought it had a tighter plot 3y
eraderneely @Emilymdxn Good to know! I will have to pick it up when I‘m ready for another chunkster. 3y
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eraderneely
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I‘ve been meaning to read this for years. Glad my book club selected it this month.
Whether I will actually get to go to the meeting or not, who knows? It‘s 2 days after my due date.

Bklover I haven‘t read this one - looking forward to hearing what you think! 3y
TrishB 🤞🏻🤞🏻 3y
eraderneely @Bklover I‘ll let you know. Really enjoying it so far. 3y
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eraderneely @TrishB To be honest, I think I‘d rather have the baby and just discuss this book at the next meeting I make it to. But it‘s nice to have something scheduled in case it‘s late. 3y
TrishB Hope all goes well!! Look forward to some pics. 3y
CarolynM All the best to you💕 3y
eraderneely @CarolynM Thank you! 3y
Bklover Oh, and keep us posted with baby news! 3y
eraderneely @Bklover will do! 3y
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violabrain
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Liked it but the end felt contrived to me. I read an interview with her that said this is not really based on any historical record (of the LGBTQ community in Victorian London). Glad I read it, but the ending fell flat for me.

Fridameetslucy I know that she is committed to historical accuracy and honestly I am always thrilled to read anything eloquent from a lesbian author. 3y
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I suppose I was due to be disappointed by a Sarah Waters novel. Based on the description and the author, I was sure I would love this book but...eh. I didn‘t feel any connection to the characters and considered abandoning the book before I finished it. Ultimately, there was enough to keep me reading until the end, but not nearly enough for me to recommend it.

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Simona
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Mehso-so

The main thread is life, love/romance and exploring sex between women in 1890‘s. What I liked about this story is setting. Late Victorian London is depicted in a very vivid and colorful, vibrant manner. What I didn‘t like is a little frivolous depiction of a main protagonist - Nancy. She is without any deeper characterization, and because of that - her responses in a different situations are quite unconvincing. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

saresmoore This cover! 😳 4y
BookishTrish ❤️ the cover 4y
Simona @saresmoore @BookishTrish I really dislike this cover ... but I have to admit that quite well indicate the content. 4y
LeahBergen What @saresmoore said! 😳😳 4y
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Simona
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Although I will not be at home this weekend, I still hope that I‘ll be able to read for hour or two ....

My pile: Tipping the Velvet, S.Waters
Black Water, J.C.Oates
When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep and Stalin Robbed a Bank, G.Milton

#24in48 #readathon

Moray_Reads I haven't read Tipping the Velvet but I love Sarah Waters' other books ❤️ 4y
Simona @Moray_Reads My first book by her, and I wasn‘t impressed, but I‘m still curious about her others books. 4y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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#musicalnewyear #cabaret
I have this waiting for me on my shelf. I‘ve loved Fingersmith and The Little Stranger so far.

Cathythoughts Great pick ! I have it too ! It doesn‘t get the same praise as the others .... I‘m still reading it 👍🏻♥️✨✨✨ 4y
vivastory Such a fantastic book! 4y
Reviewsbylola My first and favorite Waters! 4y
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KathrynElise
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Hi Everyone,

This is my first post here and I‘m really still just figuring out what I‘m actually doing 🙃 One thing you should probably know from the get-go is that I not only purchase books for actual reading purposes; I also purchase and collect books with beautiful covers. The above image is of one such collection and features Virago‘s ‘Coming of Age‘ series, which is absolutely devine 👌🏼😍

#comingofage #virago #tippingthevelvet

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Daisey
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I‘m still not sure how I feel about this book. I enjoyed the Victorian setting, but I also found many aspects of the women‘s ability to find each other and freedom to express themselves rather unbelievable. I didn‘t like the main character through much of the story, but in the end I did believe she was finally realizing her mistakes and making better choices. Overall, it‘s another book I can appreciate reading due to the #1001books list.

Reviewsbylola This is my favorite (and first) Waters books. (edited) 4y
Daisey @Reviewsbylola I‘m intrigued by differing opinions about her books so I will most likely try another. 4y
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vivastory
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Only 30 pages into my first Waters, but I'm absolutely loving it!

Moray_Reads Such a fantastic writer. This is the only one I haven't read 4y
vivastory @Moray_Reads I can already tell she will be a new personal favorite! 4y
Literary_Siren You definitely should not pass up The Little Stranger! That was my first Waters. I‘ve got a bunch of her other books but I haven‘t gotten to them yet. 4y
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AlaMich Waters is such a great writer!! Velvet is my favorite of her books. 4y
Soubhiville This is my favorite Waters as well. So very good! 4y
Ruthiella Love love love Sarah Waters😀😀😀😀😀 4y
LeahBergen It‘s a good one (and a wee bit smutty, too 😆). My two other faves are Fingersmith and The Little Stranger. 4y
saresmoore @LeahBergen “A wee bit smutty” 😂 4y
sprainedbrain I‘m reading this one next year! 4y
erzascarletbookgasm @LeahBergen I loved those two, too! 🙌 Haven‘t read this or Affinity, which I heard are good, too. 4y
vivastory @sprainedbrain You're in for a real treat. I read half of it today. 4y
batsy I love all of her books, but have yet to read The Little Stranger. The Paying Guests is very good too. 4y
britt_brooke @vibratory I didn‘t love this one, but I know a lot of Litsy folks are fans. It was “a wee bit smutty” for my taste. 🙈@LeahBergen 4y
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BookwormM
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#unpopularopinion #Reading1001

Having read and loved Fingersmith I was expecting to love this book to but I just didn‘t I found it slow going to get into and once it did get going I felt no connection to any character I didn‘t even hate any of them I was indifferent.

I did enjoy the descriptions of London, theatre land and the LGBT communities.

3⭐️

BarbaraBB I felt the same. I had only read one other by her which I loved much, much better 4y
Kristelh Same 4y
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Lizpixie
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#BookMail Today was just one book delivered for a change! This is the 20th Anniversary Edition of this iconic novel, which believe it or not, I‘ve never read. Always meant to, especially after watching the miniseries 15 years ago. It‘s the story of Nan, a woman in Victorian England who falls in love with another woman. Moving from Whitstable to London, it‘s one of the most famous historical LGBTQ stories to be written.

Loreen That cover! 💕 4y
TheAnitaAlvarez Love Sarah Waters and would love to get that edition because it‘s gorgeous! 4y
Kalalalatja Stuuuuunning! 4y
scripturient I‘ve never read it either. What a gorgeous edition! 4y
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aimelou26
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Mehso-so

It took me a while to get into this book, for me the chapters were a little lengthy. I‘m the sort who likes to bookmark at the end of a chapter. However, when the story gets going it does so with force! It‘s well written & lets just say it - ridiculously raunchy! I found myself in a love hate relationship with Nancy, for every time I felt sorry for her, there was another when I thought she got what she deserved. I‘d say it‘s well worth a read.

posierope Never read this one but have the BBC adaptation on DVD. Maybe should give the book a look in! 4y
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alisonrose
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1. Uhhhhhhhhhh neither? LOL no shade meant at all, just not into that fandom!
2. Probably Sarah Waters. GO READ HER BOOKS.
3. I can‘t travel but if I could, Paris of course. But also Greece! And all over England! And Tokyo! Okay I‘ll stop now.
4. Well, just one pillow, but I have it up against one of those backrest things with the little arms? I like to sleep with my head/chest raised up a bit.
5. Will do! 👋🏻
#friyayintro #friyayintroers

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CuriousG
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A little flashlight reading under the stars tonight
#bigdipper or #littledipper ... I have no idea 🤷

laurieluna That's the big dipper I believe 😊 great view! 4y
CuriousG Thanks @miralunasbooknook - at least now I can say I know what I'm looking at! 😊 4y
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youneverarrived
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#agameoffavorites Sarah Waters is my favourite female author ❤️ Hope she writes a new book soon. She seems to like a lot of classic lit; Great Expectations, Rebecca, Jane Eyre etc. Tagged book is my fave and I‘m due for a re-read soon.

ErinSueMreads I just posted this one on my Instagram yesterday!!! 4y
whatrebeccasread I‘ve not read this one but I‘m am a big fan of Sarah Waters based on what I‘ve read so far! Love this cover! 4y
batsy A beautiful edition 😍 4y
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youneverarrived @ErinSueG it‘s so good! 4y
youneverarrived @whatrebeccasread isn‘t it lovely! I‘ve read them all and this is my fave. 4y
youneverarrived @batsy I treated myself to it for my birthday last year ❤️ 4y
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CuriousG
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My nephew is finally in bed, so have a few minutes to read in the trailer before I go to sleep. Picking a few of my fav sections of this for a partial re-read

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aimelou26
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💧 Tiramisu. But really just the mascarpone & condensed milk mixture 🙈

💧Yes. Nutella brownies for the win.

💧No, hopefully I can keep it that way.

💧 Music. I sing at the top of my voice when I‘m on my own & sometimes other people get me in concert too.

💧Hello to all #Littens. Happy Friday my lovelies ❤️

#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

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JillR
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I liked but didn‘t love this, I think because I didn‘t like the main character, Nancy. Another character says of her “All you have eyes and thoughts for is yourself; yourself, and the women you have...” which sums up how I felt about her. An interesting look into hidden parts of Victorian life though, although I don‘t know how much is based on historical fact. I do enjoy Sarah Waters‘ writing, but enjoyed The Paying Guests more than this.

Cathythoughts Nice review... 👍🏻I havnt read her , and only got Paying Guests yesterday ... so looking forward to that one. (edited) 4y
JillR I really enjoyed Paying Guests @cathythoughts. Going to try Fingersmith next... 4y
TheLudicReader Have you read 4y
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DreesReads
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Mehso-so

I loved Waters‘ The Paying Guests—that novel had mystery and suspense mixed in with the romance. This one doesn‘t—yes there are great scenes of 1890s London, but romance is one of my least-favorite genres, so this fell a little flat for me. #1001books #reading1001 #lgbtfiction #historicalfiction #literaryfiction #romance #englishfiction

Swe_Eva That‘s too bad. It‘s waiting for me on my Kindle, but I too was hoping for more history and less romance. Although I‘ve seen the TV version already, so I know somewhat what‘s ahead. 🤓 4y
charl08 Ha! The opposite for me. I think each of her books I've read is a different genre. 4y
DreesReads @charl08 her other books all sound more interesting to me (based on the synopses in the back of this one) and they all sound very different. This was a group read pick, I think I would have chosen a different one if it were up to me! 4y
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JillR
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I‘ve been wanting to read this for ages, but hadn‘t realised it was published in 1998 and therefore has been on my “want to read” list for the best part of 20 years 😳

AlaMich It‘s a great book...enjoy!! 4y
MicheleinPhilly One of my favorites! 4y
Soubhiville One of my favorites too 😊 4y
batsy It's a good one! 4y
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DreesReads
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Starting my next #1001books read! I loved The Paying Guests so I am looking forward to this one. I‘m also excited to read something modern after spending two weeks on Roxana lol.

Tertubotn I loved the Paying Guests, but haven‘t managed to read more of her books. I look forward to your verdict of this one! 4y
BarbaraBB I didn‘t like this one very much, to be honest. And I had been looking forward to it as well because I had enjoyed 4y
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KellyHunsakerReads
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A really good #LGBTQIA #1001books read!

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Evelyn 💚💚💚💚 5y
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Soubhiville
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#7favesin7days 2 of 7

This book was given to me at the perfect time in my life. I had just come out as a wee baby queer person, and a good friend gave me a reading list. As a performer also, this struck home and has remained a favorite. 🏳️‍🌈❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🤹‍♀️🎩

TrishB This was a great read, as are her others! 5y
MicheleinPhilly Oh my gosh! SAME! I went to Borders armed with my list and then locked myself in my apartment for the weekend. 5y
SkeletonKey This was pivotal in my life as well. Loooooove this book, lol. 5y
KatieanneF Your story echoes mine- right down to also being a performer. My now-wife lent me this book when we first started dating 💖 5y
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Bookish_AF
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I have just the book for this! #letsgetnaked

I received the gorgeous 20th anniversary edition of this book from the lovely @monalyisha (hi, it‘s me, just with a different name!)

I‘m not even remotely good with the camera, so I can‘t do it proper justice!

MelAnn That is a gorgeous cover!!! Thanks for “getting naked” with me! 5y
Ruthiella WOW! That is so pretty! 5y
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hissingpotatoes
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Can't think of a better first post than a pic of this lovely signed edition my friends sent me for my birthday.

RaimeyGallant How nice! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 5y
Chelleo Welcome 🤗 5y
BookaholicNatty Welcome to Litsy!!!! Loving the username! 😊 5y
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RadicalReader @hissingpotatoes did you get your username because of snakes being your favorite animal and potatoes being your favorite food because it is the best username I‘ve ever seen!! 5y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 🖐😁 5y
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 5y
asiriusreader Welcome to Litsy! 5y
Karkar Welcome to Litsy!! 5y
bibliophiliac Welcome to Litsy! 🤗 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!!! 5y
hissingpotatoes Thanks for the warm welcomes, everyone! Thanks @RaimeyGallant and @Chelleo for the resources! @BookaholicNatty and @RadicalReader I just posted about it, but my username comes from my favorite Sylvia Plath poem. 5y
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britt_brooke
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Mehso-so

For a story that was FAR more sexually explicit than I was expecting, the book itself was very slow-moving and generally boring. Much of the time, the writing was lovely, but the mundane details never ceased. If I had been a Nancy/Nan fan, or if the book had been 100 pages shorter, I might‘ve felt differently. Clever title, though. 😉

emilyhaldi Interesting! I see so much love for this book and have been meaning to pick it up for a while. For some reason its just not drawing me in... 5y
britt_brooke @emilyhaldi It‘s funny you say this because I bought it a while back just because of the reviews, but was never really in the mood to read it .... until @Reviewsbylola used it for a photo prompt a few days ago. I thought, what the hell, I‘ll read that next. But it wasn‘t for me. (edited) 5y
AlaMich I can definitely see that it wouldn‘t be everyone‘s cup of tea. 😊 5y
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Copwithabook Have you read any of her other books? I‘ve read others and liked them 5y
britt_brooke @AlaMich That‘s a good way to put it. 5y
britt_brooke @Copwithabook No, but I can‘t say I have the desire to any time soon. Maybe one day! 5y
britt_brooke Tagging this for today‘s prompt; should‘ve thought of that earlier! #FemaleLead #ReadingResolutions @Jess7 5y
Jess7 🎉🎉 5y
RedMudNessa I tried reading this a few years ago but didn't get very far because it was so slow. I've been meaning to give it another try because I see people raving about it usually. Maybe it's just not for me. 5y
britt_brooke @RedMudNessa It took a really long time for it to get going. I was utterly bored until almost the halfway point, and by then, I didn‘t really care about the story. 5y
emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola was my inspiration too! Although, she usually is 💁🏻‍♀️ 5y
Reviewsbylola It‘s funny because I didn‘t think this was boring at all but one of her other very popular books bored me to tears. It was literally like watching paint dry. 5y
Reviewsbylola I‘m sorry you didn‘t end up enjoying it Brittany! I hope Emily likes it more. @emilyhaldi 5y
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola Shoot, it‘s not your fault! The story just didn‘t hook me right away. If it had, I‘d have enjoyed it more. Still glad I read it. 5y
BornReadChicago I felt this way about The Paying Guests, but I‘d highly recommend Fingersmith 👍👍 5y
britt_brooke @BornReadChicago I‘ll remember that - thanks! 5y
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