Tipping the Velvet

Author: 
Sarah Waters
Blurb: 
Nan King, an oyster girl, is captivated by the music hall phenomenon Kitty Butler, a male impersonator extraordinaire treading the boards in 1890s Canterbury. Through a friend at the box office, Nan visits all of Kitty's shows and finally meets her heroine. Soon after, she becomes Kitty's dresser and the two head for the bright lights of Leicester Square where they begin a glittering career as music-hall stars in an all-singing and dancing double act. At the same time, behind closed doors, they admit their attraction to each other and their affair begins.
Representation
Some information on the characters in the book.
Female protagonist: 
Yes
Protagonist of Colour: 
No
Queer relationship: 
Yes
LBGT protagonist: 
Lesbian
Publication
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Publishing date: 
1998
ISBN: 
1573227889
Publisher: 
Virago
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