Fingersmith

Author: Sarah Waters
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748129235
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The book that inspired Park Chan-wook's astonishing film The Handmaiden. Shortlisted for the Orange Prize and the Booker Prize London 1862. Sue Trinder, orphaned at birth, grows up among petty thieves - fingersmiths - under the rough but loving care of Mrs Sucksby and her 'family'. But from the moment she draws breath, Sue's fate is linked to that of another orphan growing up in a gloomy mansion not too many miles away.

Fingersmith

Author: Alexa Junge
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Set in 1860s London, this is the story of Susan, a pickpocket who is persuaded to pose as a lady's maid and infiltrate the house of a young heiress. Explores the nature of identity and what people do with disguise.--Based on book description.

Fingersmith

Author: Piers Brendon
Publisher:
ISBN: 9785558898385
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In a work of breathtaking scholarship and scope, "The Dark Valley" is a magisterial overview of the clouded and turbulent pause between the two World Wars. Brendon expertly takes readers through a decade dominated by the Great Depression, political unrest, and social upheaval. of photos.

Sarah Waters

Author: Kaye Mitchell
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441127526
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A multiple award-winning author, Sarah Waters is one of the most critically and commercially successful novelists writing today. In such novels as Fingersmith, Tipping the Velvet, Affinity and The Night Watch, her writing has played compellingly with popular and generic forms and narrative techniques and covered a number of important contemporary themes. This critical guide is the first book to offer a wide range of current critical perspectives on Waters' work. With chapters written by leading established and emerging scholars the book explores issues such as gender, sexuality, class, time and space in Waters' fiction, as well as her appropriation of a range of genres from the historical and neo-victorian novel to the gothic. The book also includes a new interview with Waters herself, a timeline of her life, chapter summaries and guides to further reading, making this an essential guide to the work of one of the most exciting voices in contemporary fiction.

Tipping The Velvet

Author: Sarah Waters
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748129324
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Piercing the shadows of the naked stage was a single shaft of rosy limelight, and in the centre of this was a girl: the most marvellous girl - I knew it at once! - that I had ever seen. A saucy, sensuous and multi-layered historical romance, Tipping the Velvet follows the glittering career of Nan King - oyster girl turned music-hall star turned rent boy turned East End 'tom'.

The Female Figure In Contemporary Historical Fiction

Author: K. Cooper
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137283386
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From The Other Boleyn Girl to Fingersmith , this collection explores the popularity of female-centred historical novels in recent years. It asks how these representations are influenced by contemporary gender politics, and whether they can be seen as part of a wider feminist project to recover women's history.

Curve

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Blood Moon S Guide To Gay And Lesbian Film

Author: Darwin Porter
Publisher: Blood Moon Prod Limited
ISBN: 9780974811840
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New, unique and ballsy, Blood Moon's Guide to Gay and Lesbian Film is the most comprehensive and entertaining guidebook of its kind, an annually updated guidebook to the previous year's crop of GLBT films. More than 200 gay and lesbian films, each of them a recent release, are reviewed by filmmakers who hail from places as diverse as the US, Canada, the UK, France, Norway, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand and Taiwan. Of enduring value to film historians, libraries and filmgoers everywhere, it's also loaded with photos of actors and directors.

The Complete Short Stories

Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 140591033X
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The Complete Short Stories of Roald Dahl in the second of two unsettling and sinister volumes. 'Dahl finds the child in the adult and the adult in the child and, with a little smile, he sticks the knife in both' Anthony Horowitz, from his introduction Roald Dahl is one of the world's most popular writers, equally at home writing for both children and adults. In this, the second of two volumes chronologically collecting all his published adult short stories, we experience Dahl's dark and powerful imagination in full flight in 28 stories written between 1954 and 1988 (including eight tales which are not available in any other printed edition). Here, in 'Parson's Pleasure', a piece of furniture is the subject of a deceitful bargain; in 'William and Mary', a wife revenges herself on her dead husband; and in 'Royal Jelly' some new parents find an unusual and unsettling way to give their newborn its start in life. Whether you're young or old, once you've stepped into the brilliant, troubling world of Roald Dahl, you'll never be the same again. 'One of the most widely read and influential writers of our generation' The Times 'The absolute master of the twist in the tale' Observer Look out for Volume One, introduced by Charlie Higson. Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.

Unexpected

Author: Mark Currie
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748676317
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Explores the relationship between unexpected events in narrative and life