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0099284189
Paperback:Smiling in slow motion:2001
Author: Jarman, Derek
Author: Collins, Keith
Year: 2001
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Resource type: Physical
Note: Smiling in Slow Motion interweaves Jarman's harrowing account of physical decline with poetic and detailed descriptions of the changing seasons of Dungeness. General adult
388p., [24]p. of plates, ill. (some col.) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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009955609X
Paperback:Why be happy when you could be normal?:2012
Author: Winterson, Jeanette
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Resource type: Physical
Note: This book is the story of a life's work to find happiness. It is the story of how the painful past Jeanette Winterson thought she had written over and repainted returned to haunt her later life, and sent her on a journey into madness and out again, in search of her real mother. General adult
230 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Reading Group review. We all appreciated it for the quality of the writing, but most of us thought that "enjoyable" was not the correct description. Some of us did find the glimpses of humour. A few of us felt that the author was rather self-indulgent. On the whole, well-received but none of us would recommend it. Also, several people would not want to read any of her other books,
02/08/17
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0330491385
Paperback:Love in a dark time, gay lives from Wilde to Almodovar:2003
Author: Toibin, Colm
Year: 2003
Language: English
Interest category: Literature & languages
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Picador
Resource type: Physical
Note: In 'Love in a Dark Time', the author looks at the life and work of some of the greatest and most influential artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, figures in the main whose homosexuality remained hidden for much of their lives. General adult
278 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0718181727
Hardback:Believe me, a memoir of love, death and jazz chickens:2017
Author: Izzard, Eddie
Author: Zigman, Lauren
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles Writing with the same candour and razor-sharp insight evident in his comedy, Eddie Izzard reflects on a childhood marked by unutterable loss, sexuality and coming out, as well as a life in show business, politics, and philanthropy. Honest and generous, 'Believe Me' is an inspired account of a very singular life thus far. General adult
376 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 25 cm (hbk)
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057123190X
Hardback:Fanny and Stella, the young men who shocked Victorian England:2013
Author: McKenna, Neil
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Faber
Resource type: Physical
Note: 28th April 1870. The flamboyantly dressed Miss Fanny Park and Miss Stella Boulton are causing a stir in the Strand Theatre. All eyes are riveted upon their lascivious oglings of the gentlemen in the stalls. Moments later they are led away by the police. What followed was a scandal that shocked and titillated Victorian England in equal measure. General adult
280 p. ; 22 cm (hbk)
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0571209467
Paperback:Conundrum:2002:New [ed.]
Author: Morris, Jan
Year: 2002
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Edition: New [ed.]
Publisher: Faber
Resource type: Physical
Note: James Morris was the respected author of such works as Venice and Pax Britannica. His transsexualism led him through years of torment, culminating in a sex change operation. Now Jan Morris, the author here recounts her experiences. General adult
xi, 148 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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057132746X
Hardback:An excellent choice, panic and joy on my solo path to motherhood:2018
Author: Brockes, Emma
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Resource type: Physical
Note: When British journalist, memoirist, and New York-transplant Emma Brockes decides to become pregnant, she quickly realises that, being single, 37, and in the early stages of a same-sex relationship, she's going to have to be untraditional about it. From the moment she decides to stop 'futzing' around, have her eggs counted, and 'get cracking'; through multiple trials of IUI, which she is intrigued to learn can be purchased in bulk packages, just like Costco; to the births of her twins, which her girlfriend gamely documents with her iPhone and selfie-stick, Brockes is never any less than bluntly honest about her extraordinary journey to motherhood. General adult
v, 314 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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0452298008
Paperback:Transition, becoming who I was always meant to be:2012
Author: Bono, Chaz
Author: Fitzpatrick, Billie
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Plume
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles This is a groundbreaking and candid account of Chaz Bono's 40-year struggle to match his gender identity with his physical body and his transformation from female to male. General adult
256 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0747592136
Hardback:City boy, my life in New York during the 1960s and 1970s:2009
Author: White, Edmund
Year: 2009
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: This text presents a memoir of the social and sexual lives of New York City's cultural and intellectual elite during the tumultous 1970s. General adult
297 p. ; 25 cm (hbk)
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0747579644
Paperback:My lives:07 06
Author: White, Edmund
Year: 07 06
Language: English
Interest category: Literature & languages
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: A memoir from Edmund White, author of 'A Boy's Own Story' and 'The Beautiful Room is Empty', describing growing up gay in Middle America of the 1950s and 1960s. General adult
20 cm (pbk)
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0940322129
Paperback:My father and myself:1999
Author: Ackerley, J. R.
Year: 1999
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: New York Review
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Published posthumously, My Father and Myself is an honest rendering of a gay man's life and desires. In unflinching prose J.R. Ackerley confronts the problems and paradoxes of family life, individual indentity, sex and love. General adult
Title series: NYRB classics
xxiii, 283p. ; 21 cm (pbk)
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0747596034
Paperback:Red Azalea:2009
Author: Min, Anchee
Year: 2009
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: This is a blazing, erotic and often heart-rendingly truthful portrait of growing up during China's cultural revolution. Min, a painter, film-maker and photographer, left China for America in 1984. General adult
303 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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140592201X
Paperback:Believe me, a memoir of love, death and jazz chickens:2018
Author: Izzard, Eddie
Author: Zigman, Laura
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles Writing with the same candour and razor-sharp insight evident in his comedy, Eddie Izzard reflects on a childhood marked by unutterable loss, sexuality and coming out, as well as a life in show business, politics, and philanthropy. Honest and generous, 'Believe Me' is an inspired account of a very singular life thus far. General adult
376 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1408809427
Paperback:City boy, my life in New York during the 1960s and 1970s:2010
Author: White, Edmund
Year: 2010
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: This text presents a memoir of the social and sexual lives of New York City's cultural and intellectual elite during the tumultous 1970s. General adult
297 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0787965472
Paperback:Finding the real me, true tales of sex and gender diversity:c2003
Author: O'Keefe, Tracie
Author: Fox, Katrina
Year: c2003
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles This is a collection of funny, sad, revealing, and inspiring stories of sex and gender diversity, as told by a variety of people who are on a journey towards finding their true identity. They share their true and varied experiences within the sex and gender diverse community around the world. General adult
xx, 293 p. ; 23 cm (pbk)
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1445641208
Hardback:Edward II, the unconventional king:2014
Author: Warner, Kathryn
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Great Britain-history & travel
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Amberley
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes QR code The dramatic life and mysterious death of the reviled Edward II, focusing on the vivid personality of the erratic and contradictory king, his unorthodox lifestyle and his passionate relationships with his male favourites, including Piers Gaveston. General adult
319 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0881924172
Hardback:Merry Hall:1998
Author: Nichols, Beverley
Year: 1998
Language: English
Interest category: Local history
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Timber
Resource type: Physical
Note: The first of 3 vols recounting Nichols' work renovating a Georgian manor house & garden in Agates Lane,Ashtead,Surrey, where he lived from 1946-56.Vols 2 & 3 are 'Laughter on the stairs' & 'Sunlight on the lawn'
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0881924601
Hardback:Laughter on the stairs:1998
Author: Nichols, Beverley
Year: 1998
Language: English
Interest category: Local history
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Timber
Resource type: Physical
Note: The second of 3 vols,following 'Merry Hall',recounting Nichols' work renovating a Georgian manor house & garden in Agates Lane,Ashead,Surrey, where he lived from 1946-56.Vol 3 is 'Sunlight on the lawn'
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1473648580
Hardback:The gender games, the problem with men and women...from someone who has been both:2017
Author: Dawson, Juno, (Young adult fiction writer)
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Two Roads
Resource type: Physical
Note: What makes a woman a woman? Is it her biology? Is it a rite of passage? Is it society? Is it all a performance? As she transitions from male to female, and her body gets in line with her mind, Juno Dawson explores feminism and femininity in science, society, the media and culture. Part memoir, party diary of her transition, Juno's wry, humorous take on her life and the world is funny, fresh and unflinching. General adult
357 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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1473627362
Hardback:Stalin's Englishman, the lives of Guy Burgess:2015
Author: Lownie, Andrew
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Resource type: Physical
Note: Guy Burgess was the most important, complex and fascinating of 'The Cambridge Spies' - Maclean, Philby, Blunt - all brilliant young men recruited in the 1930s to betray their country to the Soviet Union. An engaging and charming companion to many, an unappealing, utterly ruthless manipulator to others, Burgess rose through academia, the BBC, the Foreign Office, MI5 and MI6, gaining access to thousands of highly sensitive secret documents which he passed to his Russian handlers. In this first full biography, Andrew Lownie shows us how even Burgess's chaotic personal life of drunken philandering did nothing to stop his penetration and betrayal of the British Intelligence Service. General adult
xii, 427 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1473632005
Hardback:Cheer up love, adventures in depression with the crab of hate:2016
Author: Calman, Susan
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Two Roads
Resource type: Physical
Note: Susan Calman has depression and she's not alone in that. Despite being one of the funniest women in the UK (OK, the world) she has had her own black dog, the Crab of Hate , whispering in her ear since she can remember. And her answer? To talk about it. A woman who measures the length of her depression by box sets ('Cracker' good, 'West Wing' bad) and who has made therapy more of a hobby than a medical requirement, Susan has written the book on what's it's like to be gloomy and enjoy it. Certain that the world needs people with a more cynical outlook on life, the book is a celebration of what she, and if statistics are to be believed, one in four of us, go through daily. General adult
259 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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1451660731
Paperback:Does this baby make me look straight?, confessions of a gay dad:2012
Author: Bucatinsky, Dan
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Touchstone
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles Poignant, humorous stories of parenthood, that obliterate the boundaries of gender and sexual orientation, from Dan Bucatinsky. General adult
ix, 244 p. ; 22 cm (pbk)
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1608194191
Paperback:Fire in the belly, the life and times of David Wojnarowicz:2014
Author: Carr, C.
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Art, architecture & photography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles A full biography of legendary East Village artist and gay activist David Wojnarowicz, whose work continues to provoke twenty years after his death. General adult
624 pages, illustrations ; 24 cm (pbk)
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1780878885
Paperback:Gluck, her biography:2013
Author: Souhami, Diana
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Quercus
Resource type: Physical
Note: Gluck was born Hannah Gluckstein in 1895, she was a rebel who dressed as a man and had passionate affairs with society ladies. This biography interweaves the pictures, people and events that made up her life. General adult
336 p. ; 22 cm (pbk)
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1590170288
Paperback:Prisoner of love:2003
Author: Genet, Jean
Year: 2003
Language: English, French
Interest category: Literature & languages
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: New York Review Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles Starting in 1970, Genet - petty thief, prostitute, modern master - spent two years in the Palestinian refugee camps. Always an outcast himself, Genet was drawn to this displaced people and their cause, an attraction that was to prove as complicated as it was deep. General adult
xx, 430 pages, maps (black and white) ; 21 cm (pbk)
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