Tipping the Velvet

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (19.12 hours)
Product Number: Z09316
Released: Jan 22, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490644615
Narrator/s: Juanita McMahon
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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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Tipping the Velvet
Product Number: BX00033255
Product Number:Z09316
Product Number:C03081

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Author(s): Sarah Waters
Narrator(s): Juanita McMahon
Product Number C03081
Released: Sep 26, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490644608
Author(s): Sarah Waters
Product Number EB00398087
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Riverhead Books
ISBN: #9781101078198

Professional reviews

"From the moment Nancy Astley sees Kitty Butler, male impersonator, on the music hall stage, her life is changed forever. She moves from happiness to heartbreak, from street pickups for survival to becoming a "boy toy" for a wealthy, sadistic Sapphist to true love. More than "adult literature" or a "lesbian picaresque," the story chronicles a young woman's coming of age -- admittedly, with a twist. Exceptional writing by Sarah Waters and a breathtaking performance by Juanita McMahon provide a rare view of London's demimonde. McMahon's throaty voice and wide variety of authentic accents bring Victorian-era sexuality, lush in its erotic detail, to life. Her narrative power is especially impressive in the Socialist call-to-action speech Nancy makes toward the book's finale. Nancy's story is well written, entertaining, and artfully performed. S.J.H. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"

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