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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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S012730271
Paperback:Borrowed time, an AIDS memoir:1998
Author: Monette, Paul
Year: 1998
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Mariner Books
Resource type: Physical
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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
Reading Group Shropshire
Shropshire
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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1782115463
Paperback:Not my father's son, a family memoir:2015
Author: Cumming, Alan
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Canongate
Resource type: Physical
Note: At times suspenseful, at times deeply moving, but always brave and honest, 'Not My Father's Son' is a powerful story about embracing the best aspects of the past and triumphantly pushing the darkness aside. General adult
294 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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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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