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0297870947
Hardback:Golden boy:2013
Author: Tarttelin, Abigail
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes QR code 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 ; 23 cm (hbk)
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057125621X
Paperback:Querelle of Brest:2009
Author: Genet, Jean
Year: 2009
Language: English, French
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Faber
Resource type: Physical
Note: This translation originally published: London: Anthony Blond, 1966 This novel follows a young sailor at large in the fetid port of Brest. Querelle is an assassin, thief and traitor. His superior officer, the brothel keeper's husband, is a murderer in hiding. All which lead to a series of violent and shocking adventures. General adult Translated from the French
252 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1408858932
Hardback:Our young man:2016
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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1447249747
Hardback:Frog music:2014
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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0008166102
Hardback:The night brother:2017
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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0007360789
Paperback:Saraswati Park:2011
Author: Joseph, Anjali
Year: 2011
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Resource type: Physical
Note: Mohan, a middle-aged letter writer sits under a banyan tree in Fort, furnishing missives for village migrants, disenchanted lovers, and when pickings are slim, filling in money order forms. But Mohan's true passion is collecting second-hand books and he's particularly attached to novels with marginal annotations. General adult
261 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1406378690
Paperback:Release:2018
Author: Ness, Patrick
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Walker Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Today will change Adam Thorn's life. Between his religious family, unpleasant boss and his ex-boyfriend, the bindings of his world are coming undone. And way across town, a ghost has risen from the lake. Is there time for Adam to find his release? Teenagers
286 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0224087061
Paperback:The essential dykes to watch out for:2009
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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0349007837
Paperback:London lies beneath:2017
Author: Duffy, Stella
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Historical novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Virago
Resource type: Physical
Note: Tom, Jimmy and Itzhak have grown up together in the crowded slums of Walworth. They are used to narrow streets, the bustle of East Lane market, extended families weaving in and out of each other's lives. All three boys are expected to follow their father's trades and stay close to home. But Tom has wider dreams. So when he hears of a scouting trip, sailing from Waterloo to Sheppey and the mouth of the Thames - he is determined to go. And Itzhak and Jimmy go with him. General adult
307 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0375714189
Paperback:The charioteer:1953
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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1472152387
Paperback:The angel of history:2017
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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1472153480
Paperback:Never anyone but you:2019
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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1788161963
Hardback:There will be no miracles here:2019
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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1780224591
Paperback:Golden boy:2014
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]
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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1844081281
Paperback:Confessions of a failed Southern lady:2006
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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1844085155
Paperback:The well of loneliness:2008
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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1860466966
Paperback:The folded leaf:1999
Author: Maxwell, William
Year: 1999
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Harvill
Resource type: Physical
Note: This is a beautifully written, complex account of 2 boys growing up in Chicago in the 1920s. Their intense friendship and how it develops once they arrive at university is set against the backdrop of a cold, hard and dark city. General adult
310p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0141187859
Paperback:Falconer:2005
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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147220820X
Paperback:Forgive me, Leonard Peacock:2014
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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1447249763
Paperback:Frog music:2015
Author: Donoghue, Emma
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
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
467 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0099422034
Paperback:Sacred country:2002
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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1471239306
Talking book - CD:Golden boy:2013
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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0719523907
Paperback:Speak no evil:2019
Author: Iweala, Uzodinma
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: John Murray
Resource type: Physical
Note: On the surface, Niru leads a charmed life. Raised by two attentive parents in Washington, DC, he's a top student and a track star at his prestigious private high school. Bound for Harvard, his prospects are bright. But Niru has a painful secret: he is gay - an abominable sin to his conservative Nigerian parents. No one knows except his best friend, Meredith - the one person who seems not to judge him. When his father accidentally finds out, the fallout is brutal and swift. Coping with troubles of her own, however, Meredith finds that she has little left emotionally to offer him. As the two friends struggle to reconcile their desires against the expectations and institutions that seek to define them, they find themselves speeding towards a future more violent and senseless than they can imagine. Neither will escape unscathed. General adult
214 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0955647665
Paperback:Tell it to the bees:2009
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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