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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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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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1843549719
Hardback:Rimbaud, the double life of a rebel:2009
Author: White, Edmund
Year: 2009
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Atlantic
Resource type: Physical
Note: Poet & prodigy Arthur Rimbaud led a life that was startlingly short, yet dramatically eventful & accomplished. In this biography, novelist, & memorist Edmund White explores the young poet's relationships with his family & his teachers, as well as his notorious affair with the older & more established poet, Paul Verlaine. General adult
192 p. ; 23 cm (hbk)
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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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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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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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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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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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0571228305
Hardback:Untold stories:2005
Author: Bennett, Alan
Year: 2005
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Faber
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'Untold Stories' is a collection of Alan Bennett's prose. The title piece is a poignant family memoir with an account of the marriage of his parents, the lives and deaths of his aunts and the uncovering of a long-held family secret. Also included are essays, reviews, lectures and reminiscences.
672p ; 250mm (hbk)
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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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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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1472242564
Paperback:The new girl, a trans girl tells it like it is:2017
Author: Styles, Rhyannon
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Headline
Resource type: Physical
Note: Elle columnist Rhyannon Styles tells her unforgettable life story in this memoir, reflecting on her past and charting her incredible journey from male to female. Imagine feeling lost in your own body. Imagine spending years living a lie, denying what makes you 'you'. This was Ryan's reality. He had to choose: die as a man or live as a woman. In 2012, Ryan chose Rhyannon. At the age of 30 Rhyannon began her transition, taking the first steps on the long road to her true self, and the emotional, physical and psychological journey that would change her for ever. In a time when the world is finally waking up to transgender people, Rhyannon opens up to us, holding nothing back in this heartbreakingly honest telling of her life. General adult
328 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 22 cm (pbk)
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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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1910702064
Hardback:The drunken sailor:2018
Author: Hayes, Nick
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'The Drunken Sailor' traces the life of Arthur Rimbaud: poet, surrealist, libertine and gun runner. In dazzling artwork, Nick Hayes follows Rimbaud from his youth in Ardennes to the poetry salons of Paris, from the absinthe-glazed passion of his relationship with Verlaine to his flight into the jungles of Indonesia and the deserts of Yemen and Egypt. Told entirely in Rimbaud's own words, from a new translation of Le bateau ivre, 'The Drunken Sailor' confirms Nick Hayes' place as one of the most talented graphic novelists at work today. General adult
208 pages, chiefly illustrations ; 27 cm (hbk)
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S012725602
Paperback:Edward Carpenter, a life of liberty and love:2009
Author: Rowbotham, Sheila
Year: 2009
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Verso
Resource type: Physical
Note: #GULITWLK12 Challenging both capitalism and the values of Western civilization, Edward Carpenter had an extraordinary impact on the cultural and political landscape of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This book situates Carpenter's life and thought in relation to the social, aesthetic and intellectual movements of the day. General adult
viii, 565 p., ill., ports. ; 21 cm (pbk)
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1474607152
Hardback:Out of the woods, a memoir:2019
Author: Turner, Luke
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Resource type: Physical
Note: After the disintegration of the most significant relationship of his life, the demons Luke Turner has been battling since childhood are quick to return - depression and guilt surrounding his identity as a bisexual man, experiences of sexual abuse, and the religious upbringing that was the cause of so much confusion. It is among the trees of London's Epping Forest where he seeks refuge. But once a place of comfort, it now seems full of unexpected, elusive threats that trigger twisted reactions. No stranger to compulsion, Luke finds himself drawn again and again to the woods, eager to uncover the strange secrets that may be buried there as he investigates an old family rumour of illicit behaviour. General adult
288 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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1788160983
Hardback:Gentleman Jack, the biography of Anne Lister - regency landowner, seducer and secret diarist:2018
Author: Steidele, Angela
Translator: Derbyshire, Katy
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the German Anne Lister was a wealthy Yorkshire heiress, a world traveller and an out lesbian during the Regency era - a time when it was difficult simply to be female. She wrote her diary in code derived from Ancient Greek, including details of her liaisons with women. Liberated by her money, she remained unmarried, opened a colliery and chose to dress all in black. Some locals referred to her as Gentleman Jack and sent her poison pen letters, but this did not dissuade her from living mostly as she pleased. On inheriting Shibden Hall, Anne chose to travel abroad, before returning to Halifax and courting Ann Walker, another wealthy heiress twelve years her junior. They renovated Shibden Hall together and considered themselves married, to the horror of Walker's relatives. The biography combines excerpts of Lister's own diaries with Angela Steidele's erudite and lively commentary. General adult
xi, 337 pages, illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 22 cm (hbk)
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1551522365
Paperback:Queersexlife, autobiographical notes on sexuality, gender & identity:06 08
Author: Goldie, Terry
Year: 06 08
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles Evocative of Pat Califia-Rice and Kate Bornstein, whose best works explore gender and sexuality through personal memoir, this forthright and candid collection of essays on gender and queer sexuality is imbued with the author's own experiences. General adult
240 p. ; 23 cm (pbk)
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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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1784781649
Hardback:Trans, a memoir:2015
Author: Jacques, Juliet
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Verso
Resource type: Physical
Note: In July 2012, aged 30, Juliet Jacques underwent sex reassignment surgery and felt for the first time that her body matched the person she felt she had been since childhood. Through university and then in a series of dead-end clerical jobs, Jacques felt out of place with her surroundings, and with who she really was. Living in Brighton, trying to launch a career as a writer, she navigates the hostilities and misunderstandings of growing up in a time where the mainstream media fail to acknowledge transgender identity. Yet through films, music, politics and football she begins to find herself, and starts the process of transition. Through her memoir, Jacques interweaves the narrative with powerful explorations of many of the major debates surrounding trans: the uses of life writing, the relationship with feminism, and the 'before and after' images that illustrated so many articles & documentaries. General adult
viii, 311 pages ; 22 cm (hbk)
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1786071193
Paperback:Dr James Barry, a woman ahead of her time:2017
Author: Preez, Michael du
Author: Dronfield, Jeremy
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Health & welfare
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Oneworld
Resource type: Physical
Note: Radio tie-in Dr James Barry: Inspector General of Hospitals, army surgeon, duellist, reformer, lady killer, eccentric. He performed the first Caesarean in Africa, was deported from St Helena and gave Florence Nightingale a dressing down in the Crimea. At home, he was surrounded by a menagerie of animals, including a cat, a goat, a parrot and half a dozen small terriers. Long ago, in another life, he had also been a mother. This is the amazing true story of Margaret Ann Bulkey, the young woman who broke the rules of Georgian society to become one of the most respected surgeons of the century. General adult
xiii, 479 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 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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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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1844087190
Paperback:The secret diaries of Miss Anne Lister (1791-1840):2010:[New] ed
Author: Lister, Anne
Author: Whitbread, Helena
Author: Lister, Anne
Year: 2010
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Edition: [New] ed
Publisher: Virago
Resource type: Physical
Note: These remarkable diaries are a piece of lost lesbian history. Anne Lister defied the role of womanhood seen in the novels of Jane Austen: she was bold, fiercely independent, a landowner, industrialist, traveller and lesbian. She kept extensive diaries, written partly in code, of her life and loves. General adult
xxv, 422 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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