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1844085155
Paperback:The well of loneliness:2008 Paperback
Author: Hall, Radclyffe
Year: 2008
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Virago
Resource type: Physical
Note: Based on her own life, 'The Well of Loneliness' tells the story of Sir Philip and Lady Gordon and their daughter. It becomes apparent that she is not like other girls, and falls in love with another woman. General adult
Title series: Virago modern classics
xii, 496 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0140187995
Paperback:Just above my head:1994 Paperback
Author: Baldwin, James
Year: 1994
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin
Resource type: Physical
597 (Pbk)
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1786072394
Paperback:Here comes the sun:2017 Paperback
Author: Dennis-Benn, Nicole
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Oneworld
Resource type: Physical
Note: At an opulent resort in Montego Bay, Margot hustles to send her younger sister, Thandi, to school. Taught as a girl to trade her sexuality for survival, Margot is ruthlessly determined to shield Thandi from the same fate. When plans for a new hotel threaten their village, Margot sees not only an opportunity for her own financial independence but also perhaps a chance to admit a shocking secret: her forbidden love for another woman. As they face the impending destruction of their community, each woman - fighting to balance the burdens she shoulders with the freedom she craves - must confront long-hidden scars. General adult
352 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0224087061
Paperback:The essential dykes to watch out for:2009 Paperback
Author: Bechdel, Alison
Year: 2009
Language: English
Interest category: Graphic books
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Resource type: Physical
Note: Alison Bechdel chronicled the lives of a small universe of cartoon characters in her strip 'Dykes to Watch Out For', which is syndicated in 50 alternative newspapers in the USA and has been published in 11 volumes. This book gathers the best of those volumes, together with 60 of the newest strips. General adult
xviii, 392 p., chiefly ill. ; 24 cm (pbk)
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0008166102
Hardback:The night brother:2017 Hardback
Author: Garland, Rosie
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: The Borough Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: Rich are the delights of late nineteenth-century Manchester for young siblings Edie and Gnome. They bicker, banter, shout and scream their way through the city's streets, embracing its charms and dangers. But as the pair grow up, it is Gnome who revels in the night-time, while Edie wakes exhausted each morning, unable to quell a sickening sense of unease, with only a dim memory of the dark hours. Confused and frustrated at living a half-life, she decides to take control, distancing herself from Gnome once and for all. But can she ever be free from someone who knows her better than she knows herself? General adult
376 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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0375714189
Paperback:The charioteer:1953 Paperback
Author: Renault, Mary
Year: 1953
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Random House
Resource type: Physical
Note: After enduring an injury at Dunkirk during World War II, Laurie Odell is sent to a rural veterans' hospital in England to convalesce. There he befriends the young, bright Andrew, a conscientious objector serving as an orderly. Soon their friendship blooms into a discreet, chaste romance. Originally published: London: Longmans, Green, 1953
352p ; 210mm (pbk)
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0349416915
Paperback:The last Romeo:2018 Paperback
Author: Myers, Justin
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Piatkus
Resource type: Physical
Note: James is 34 and fed up. His 6-year relationship with Adam has imploded, he hates his job making up celebrity gossip, and his best friend Bella has just announced she's moving to Russia. Adrift and single in loved-up London, James needs to break out of his lonely, drunken comfort zone. Encouraged by Bella, he throws himself headlong into online dating, blogging each encounter anonymously as the mysterious Romeo. After meeting a succession of hot/weird/gross men, James has fans and the validation he's always craved. But when his wild night with a closeted Olympian goes viral and sends his Twitter-fame through the roof, James realises maybe, in the search for happy-ever-after, some things are better left un-shared. General adult
295 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0099422034
Paperback:Sacred country:2002 Paperback
Author: Tremain, Rose
Year: 2002
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Resource type: Physical
Note: This is the most distinguished of Rose Tremain's novels, which include The Swimming Pool Season and The Cupboard. Set in the US and England, beginning in 1952, the book tells of a girl who wants to be a boy, and a boy who wants to be a singer. General adult James Tait Black Memorial Prize; Prix Femina Etranger
vi, 365 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1408858932
Hardback:Our young man:2016 Hardback
Author: White, Edmund
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: The darling of Fire Island's gay community and one of New York's top male models, Guy is gliding his way to riches that are a world away from his modest provincial upbringing back home in France. Like some modern-day Dorian Gray he seems untouched by time: the decades pass, fashions change, yet his beauty remains as transcendent and captivating as ever. Such looks cannot help but bring him adoration. From sweet yet pathetic Fred to the wealthy and masochistic Baron, from the acerbic and cynical Pierre-Georges to Andre, fabricating Dalí fakes and hurtling towards prison and the abyss, all are in some way fixated on him. In return for the devotion and expensive gifts they lavish on him, he plays with unswerving loyalty whatever role they project onto him: unattainable idol, passionate lover, malleable client. General adult
282 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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147220820X
Paperback:Forgive me, Leonard Peacock:2014 Paperback
Author: Quick, Matthew
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Headline
Resource type: Physical
Note: Today is Leonard Peacock's birthday. This birthday, he has decided, will be different. Alone, as ever, in his house, he wraps five presents: four are for the people who matter most to him, and one is for himself - a gun. He plans to kill his former best friend, and then himself, but first he will say goodbye four times, in his own unique way. General adult
273 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1844081281
Paperback:Confessions of a failed Southern lady:2006 Paperback
Author: King, Florence
Year: 2006
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Virago
Resource type: Physical
Note: When Florence King was born, her Granny, a would-be Virginia grande dame, moved in. Granny's dream of raising the perfect Southern belle failed dismally with her own daughter, a chain-smoking, baseball-playing tomboy given to wild expletives. Florence was Granny's only hope. General adult
x, 268 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1780224591
Paperback:Golden boy:2014 Paperback
Author: Tarttelin, Abigail
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Phoenix
Resource type: Physical
Note: Max Walker is the golden boy. He's the perfect son, the perfect friend and the perfect crush for the girls at his school. He's attractive, he's intelligent, he's athletic. He's even nice to his little brother. But he has a terrible secret. If his secret gets out, his perfect life will be blown apart. General adult
408 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1609454138
Paperback:Guapa:[2016] Paperback
Author: Haddad, Saleem
Year: [2016]
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Europa Editions
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles A Middle-Eastern capital caught in the revoluntionary wave of the Arab Spring. A day in the life of a young man disillusioned with both East and West and struggling to find a place for himself in a society ruled by hypocrisy and contradictions. General adult
300 pages ; 21 cm (pbk)
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1908434864
Paperback:We go around in the night and are consumed by fire:2016 Paperback
Author: Grant, Jules
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Myriad
Resource type: Physical
Note: This game-changing literary revenge thriller, voiced by a lesbian gangster Donna and her precocious god-daughter Aurora, is steeped in the violence and politics of Manchester's criminal underworld. General adult
352 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0241987415
Talking book - CD:A love story for bewildered girls:2019 Talking book - CD
Author: Morgan, Emma
Narrator: Hewitt, Christine
Narrator: Scholey, Annabel
Narrator: Dixon, Lucy
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Spoken Word
Media class: Talking book - CD
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
Resource type: Physical
Note: When Grace meets a beautiful woman at a party, she falls suddenly and desperately in love. At the same party, lawyer Annie meets the man of her dreams - the only man she's ever met whose table manners are up to her mother's standards. And across the city, Violet, who is afraid of almost everything, is making another discovery of her own: that for the first time in her life she's falling in love with a woman. General adult
8 CDs (525 min.) (CDs)
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0008323747
Paperback:Alice isn't dead:2019 Paperback
Author: Fink, Joseph, (Fiction writer)
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Science fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Resource type: Physical
Note: Keisha Lewis mourned the loss of her wife, Alice, who disappeared two years ago. There was a search, there was grief beyond what she thought was possible. There was a funeral. But then Keisha began to see her wife, again and again, in the background of news reports from all over America. Alice isn't dead. And she is showing up at the scene of every tragedy in the country. Keisha shrugs off her old life and hits the road as a trucker - hoping on some level that travelling the length of the country will lead her to the person she loves. What she finds are buried crimes and monsters (both human and unimaginable), government conspiracies, haunted service stations and a darkness far older than the highway system it lies beneath. General adult
322 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1471239306
Talking book - CD:Golden boy:2013 Talking book - CD
Author: Tarttelin, Abigail
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Spoken Word
Media class: Talking book - CD
Publisher: Clipper Audio
Resource type: Physical
Note: Max Walker is the golden boy. He's the perfect son, the perfect friend and the perfect crush for the girls at his school. He's attractive, he's intelligent, he's athletic. He's even nice to his little brother. But he has a terrible secret. If his secret gets out, his perfect life will be blown apart. General adult
12 CDs (810 min.)
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Paperback:Dancer from the dance:2019 Paperback
Author: Holleran, Andrew
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Young, divinely beautiful and tired of living a lie, Anthony Malone trades life as a seemingly straight, small town lawyer for the disco-lit decadence of New York's 1970's gay scene. Joining an unbridled world of dance parties, saunas, deserted parks and orgies - at its centre Malone befriends the flamboyant queen, Sutherland, who takes this new arrival under his preened wing. But for Malone, the endless city nights and Fire Island days, are close to burning out. It is love that Malone is longing for, and soon he will have to set himself free. First published in 1978, 'Dancer from the Dance' is widely considered the greatest, most exciting novel of the post-Stonewall generation. Told with wit, eroticism and unashamed lyricism, it remains a heart-breaking love letter to New York's hedonistic past, and a testament to the brilliance of our passions as they burn brightest. General adult
256 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0224089056
Hardback:The green road:2015 Hardback
Author: Enright, Anne
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Resource type: Physical
Note: The children of Rosaleen Madigan leave the west of Ireland for lives they never could have imagined in Dublin, New York and various third-world towns. In her early old age their difficult, wonderful mother announces that she's decided to sell the house and divide the proceeds. Her adult children come back for a last Christmas, with the feeling that their childhoods are being erased, their personal history bought and sold. A darkly glinting novel set on Ireland's Atlantic coast, 'The Green Road' is a story of fracture and family, selfishness and compassion - a book about the gaps in the human heart and how we learn to fill them. General adult
309 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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Understated yet beautifully evoked. Read and enjoy. A delight.
30/12/19
Saramago
Devon Libraries
0349421196
Paperback:When Katie met Cassidy:2018 Paperback
Author: Perri, Camille
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Piatkus
Resource type: Physical
Note: Katie Daniels, a 28-year-old Kentucky transplant with a strong set of traditional values, has just been dumped by her fiancé when she finds herself seated across a negotiating table from native New Yorker Cassidy Price, a sexy, self-assured woman wearing a man's suit. At first neither of them knows what to make of the other, but soon their undeniable connection will bring into question everything each of them thought they knew about sex and love. General adult
264 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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024130119X
Paperback:Confessions of a mask:2017 Paperback
Author: Mishima, Yukio
Year: 2017
Language: English, Japanese
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the Japanese This translation originally published: Norfolk: New Directions, 1958 This autobiographical novel, regarded as Mishima's finest book, is the haunting story of a Japanese boy's development towards homosexuality during and after the Second World War. General adult
176 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1847088384
Paperback:Under the udala trees:2017 Paperback
Author: Okparanta, Chinelo
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Granta
Resource type: Physical
Note: One day in 1968, at the height of the Biafran civil war, Ijeoma's father is killed and her world is transformed forever. Separated from her grief-stricken mother, she meets another young lost girl, Amina, and the two become inseparable. Theirs is a relationship that will shake the foundations of Ijeoma's faith, test her resolve and flood her heart. In this masterful novel of faith, love and redemption, Okparanta takes us from Ijeoma's childhood in war-torn Biafra, through the perils and pleasures of her blossoming sexuality, her wrong turns, and into the everyday sorrows and joys of marriage and motherhood. As we journey with Ijeoma we are drawn to the question: what is the value of love and what is the cost? General adult
328 pages, maps (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Hardback:Frog music:2014 Hardback
Author: Donoghue, Emma
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Picador
Resource type: Physical
Note: San Francisco, 1876: a stifling heat wave and smallpox epidemic have engulfed the city. Deep in the streets of Chinatown live three former stars of the Parisian circus: Blanche, now an exotic dancer at the House of Mirrors, her lover Arthur and his companion Ernest. When an eccentric outsider joins their little circle, secrets unravel, changing everything and leaving one of them dead. General adult
403 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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1472153480
Paperback:Never anyone but you:2019 Paperback
Author: Thomson, Rupert
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Corsair
Resource type: Physical
Note: A small city in western France, the early 1900s. Suzanne, a shy 17-year-old with a rare talent for drawing, is entranced by brilliant but troubled Lucie, the daughter of a Jewish newspaper magnate, and the two young women embark on a clandestine love affair. Suffocated by provincial convention and the restrictions of their gender, Lucie and Suzanne reinvent themselves as Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore and move to Paris. Before too long, they are mixing in the most glamorous social circles, meeting everyone from Ernest Hemingway and Salvador Dalí to Andre Breton. Moreover, they are producing surrealist photographs of great power and strangeness. As World War Two looms, they leave Paris for Jersey, and it is here that they confront their destiny, dreaming up a campaign of propaganda against Hitler's occupying forces that places them both in great danger. General adult
344 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0007465084
Paperback:A perfectly good man:2012 Paperback
Author: Gale, Patrick
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Resource type: Physical
Note: In what is more an echo-chamber than a sequel, Patrick Gale returns us to the landscape of 'Notes from an Exhibition', unfurling the complex web of a Cornish community with an empathy that touches clairvoyance and a sure eye for significant mundanity. General adult
ix, 406 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Provoked a lot of discussion - somewhat confusing to read. Very well written and all of the characters were well drawn. 7/8
09/06/15
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