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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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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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1785902296
Paperback:Something for the weekend, life in the chemsex underworld:2017
Author: Wharton, James
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
Resource type: Physical
Note: When James Wharton leaves the army, he finds himself with more opportunities than most to begin a successful civilian life - he has a husband, two dogs, two cars, a nice house in the countryside and a book deal. A year later he finds himself single, living in a room and trying to adjust to single gay life back in the capital. In his search for new friends and potential lovers, he becomes sucked into London's gay drug culture, soon becoming addicted to partying and the phenomenon that is 'chemsex'. Exploring his own journey through this dark but popular world, James looks at the motivating factors that led him down this path. General adult
xi, 259 pages ; 22 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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1846148758
Hardback:Kid gloves:2015
Author: Mars-Jones, Adam
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Particular Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: When his widowed father - once a high court judge and always a formidable figure - drifted into vagueness if not dementia, Adam Mars-Jones took responsibility for his care. Intimately trapped in the London flat where the family had always lived, the two men entered an oblique new stage in their relationship. An entertaining reflection on families, the legal profession, and the vexed question of Welsh identity, 'Kid Gloves' is also necessarily a book about the writer himself and the implausible, long-delayed moment when he told his sexually conservative father about his own orientation. General adult
274 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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184954641X
Hardback:Dusty, an intimate portrait of a musical legend:2014
Author: Bartlett, Karen
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: The Robson Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: Dusty Springfield was one of the biggest musical stars of the 20th century. From the launch of her solo career in 1963, and until her departure for Los Angeles a decade later, she was Britain's biggest female star, with a glamour and voice that propelled her into a different league. She was, in almost every way, ahead of her time. This title tells the life story of this musical legend. General adult
xi, 340 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1447288769
Paperback:Family outing:2015
Author: Bono, Chaz
Author: Fitzpatrick, Billie
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Pan Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Chastity Bono, daughter of Sonny and Cher, shares her experiences of being outed as a lesbian by the tabloids in 1990 at the age of 20, and of the bridge-building with her parents. She offers practical, sane advice on seeing yourself as normal. General adult
272 pages ; 24 cm (pbk)
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0099222914
Paperback:At your own risk:2019
Author: Jarman, Derek
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Spanning his entire life and divided into decades from the forties to the nineties, this book brings together Jarman's poetry, prose, memoirs, photographs and film transcripts and includes newspaper extracts on aspects of gay culture. The result is a rounded portrait of homosexuality through the twentieth century seen through a fiercely personal perspective. General adult
1 volume (pbk)
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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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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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1419718932
Hardback:Imitation Game, Alan Turing Decoded:2016
Author: Ottaviani, Jim
Author: Purvis, Leland
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Graphic books
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Abrams
Resource type: Physical
240 (Hbk)
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0993414915
Paperback:The argonauts:2016
Author: Nelson, Maggie
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Melville House UK
Resource type: Physical
Note: At the centre is a love-story, between Nelson and the artist Harry Dodge, who is undergoing gender reassignment, while Nelson undergoes the transformations of pregnancy. Personal, honest and wide-ranging, Nelson explores the challenges and complexities that make up a modern family. General adult
180 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0224080512
Paperback:Fun home, a family tragicomic:2006
Author: Bechdel, Alison
Year: 2006
Language: English
Interest category: Graphic books
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Resource type: Physical
Note: Meet Alison's father, obsessive restorer of the family's Victorian home, funeral director, high school English teacher, icily distant parent, and a closeted homosexual, who, as it turns out is involved with his male students and the family babysitter. General adult
232 p., chiefly ill. ; 23 cm (pbk)
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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