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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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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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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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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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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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0955647665
Paperback:Tell it to the bees:2009 Paperback
Author: Shaw, Fiona
Year: 2009
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Tindal Street
Resource type: Physical
Note: Lydia Weekes is a beautiful young woman, although she hardly knows it. Her volatile ex-soldier husband ignores her & then he is gone completely, leaving her to support her son Charlie on her own. A secretive & perceptive schoolboy, Charlie is increasingly left to his own devices - until he befriends the town's new female GP. General adult
304 p. ; 22 cm (pbk)
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0141187859
Paperback:Falconer:2005 Paperback
Author: Cheever, John
Year: 2005
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin
Resource type: Physical
Note: This story of human redemption explores an ex-professor's experiences as a prison inmate. 'Falconer' tells the story of the man, his crime and punishment and his struggle to remain a man as he comes to terms with how his life has changed forever. General adult
Title series: Modern classics
x, 153 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0995716226
Paperback:Your silence will not protect you:2017 Paperback
Author: Lorde, Audre
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Literature & languages
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Mixed format
Publisher: Silver Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: This is a collection of the essential essays and poems of Audre Lorde, including the classic 'The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House'. A trailblazer in intersectional feminism, Lorde's luminous writings have inspired a new generation of thinkers and writers charged by the Black Lives Matter movement. Her lyrical and incisive prose takes on sexism, racism, homophobia, and class; reflecting struggle but ultimately offering messages of hope that remain ever-more trenchant today. Also a celebrated poet, Lorde was New York State Poet Laureate until her death; her poetry and prose together produced an aphoristic and incomparably quotable style, as evidenced by her constant presence on many Women's Marches against Trump across the world. General adult
xii, 227 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0099598272
Paperback:Written on the body:2014 Paperback
Author: Winterson, Jeanette
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'Written on the Body' is a love story; the narrator a vulnerable and subversive Lothario, gender undeclared. Generous in scope, sumptuous in detail, Jeanette Winterson has fused mathematical exactness and poetic intensity and made language new. General adult
190 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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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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Paperback:The angel of history:2017 Paperback
Author: Alameddine, Rabih
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Corsair
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'The Angel of History' follows Yemeni-born poet Jacob as he revisits the events of his life, from his maternal upbringing in an Egyptian whorehouse to his adolescence under the aegis of his wealthy father and his life as a gay Arab man in San Francisco at the height of AIDS. Hovered over by the presence of alluring, sassy Satan who taunts Jacob to remember his painful past and dour, frigid Death who urges him to forget and give up on life, Jacob is also attended to by 14 saints. Set in Cairo and Beirut; Sana'a, Stockholm, and San Francisco; Alameddine gives us a charged philosophical portrait of a brilliant mind in crisis. General adult
294 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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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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1788161963
Hardback:There will be no miracles here:2019 Hardback
Author: Gerald, Casey
Editor: Straus, Peter
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Tuskar Rock
Resource type: Physical
Note: Casey Gerald's story begins at the end of the world: on New Year's Eve 1999, Casey gathers with the congregation of his grandfather's black evangelical church to witness the rapture. The journey that follows is a beautiful and moving story of a young man learning to question the dreams of success and prosperity that are the foundation of modern America. Growing up gay in an ordinary black neighbourhood in Dallas, his parents struggling with mental health problems and addiction, Casey finds himself on a remarkable path to a prestigious Ivy League college, to the inner sanctums of power on Wall Street and in Washington DC. But even as he attains everything the American Dream promised him, Casey comes to see that salvation stories like his own are part of the plan to keep others from rising. General adult
400 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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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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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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Paperback:Mur-mur:2019 Paperback
Author: Eaves, Will
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Canongate
Resource type: Physical
Note: An original imagining of how the mathematician Alan Turing may have responded to the punishment imposed on him by the state - chemical castration - following his conviction for gross indecency. Alan Turing was more than just a member of the team that cracked the wartime Enigma code using a machine akin to an early computer, impressive though this achievement may be. He was a mathematician and theoretical biologist who pioneered ideas on artificial intelligence. General adult
176 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0571356826
Hardback:Find me:2019 Hardback
Author: Aciman, André
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Resource type: Physical
Note: In this exploration of the varieties of love, the author of 'Call Me by Your Name' lets us back into his characters' lives years after their first meeting. In 'Find Me', Aciman shows us Elio's father, Samuel, on a trip from Florence to Rome to visit Elio, now a gifted classical pianist. A chance encounter on the train upends Sami's visit and changes his life forever. Elio soon moves to Paris, where he, too, has a consequential affair, while Oliver, a New England college professor with a family, suddenly finds himself contemplating a return trip across the Atlantic. Aciman is a master of sensibility, of the intimate details and the nuances of emotion that are the substance of passion. General adult
260 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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0099470489
Paperback:The bell:2004:New ed Paperback
Author: Murdoch, Iris
Year: 2004
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Edition: New ed
Publisher: Vintage
Resource type: Physical
Note: Iris Murdoch's funny and sad novel is about religion, the fight between good and evil and the terrible accidents of human frailty. General adult
Title series: Vintage classics
xv, 315 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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