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Lesbian Fiction - Historical -

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 24 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book The Moss House by Clara Barley
    The Moss House - by Clara Barley

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781910422496 | ISBN 10: 1910422495

    Two hundred years ago, neighbouring Yorkshire landowners Miss Lister and Miss Walker find their lives become entwined in a passionate, forbidden relationship and retreat to the Moss House, their private sanctuary away from an unaccepting world. Their ... more

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  • Cover image of book White Houses by Amy Bloom
    White Houses - by Amy Bloom

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781783781744 | ISBN 10: 1783781742

    In 1933, President Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt took up residence in the White House. With them went the celebrated journalist Lorena Hickok - Hick to friends - a straight-talking reporter from South Dakota, whose passionate relationship with the i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Miss Emily by Nuala O
    Miss Emily - by Nuala O'Connor

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781910124550 | ISBN 10: 1910124559

    The Dickinson household is saved from domestic chaos with the arrival of Ada Concannon, a "neat little Irish person, fresh off the boat".  Amherst in the 1800's is a pastoral environment for the homesick young maid who finds in the gifted middle chil ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown
    Rubyfruit Jungle - by Rita Mae Brown

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781784870515 | ISBN 10: 178487051x

    Molly Bolt is a young lady with a big character.  Beautiful, funny and bright, Molly figures out at a young age that she will have to be tough to stay true to herself in 1950s America. In her dealings with boyfriends and girlfriends, in the rock ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Friendly Young Ladies by Mary Renault
    The Friendly Young Ladies - by Mary Renault

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781844089529 | ISBN 10: 1844089525

    A sparkling, unconventional social comedy set in bohemian 1930s London.  Elsie, sheltered and naive, is seventeen and unhappy. Stifled by life with her bickering parents in a bleak Cornish village, she falls in love with the first presentable y ... more

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  • Cover image of book By Cecile by Tereska Torres
    By Cecile - by Tereska Torres

    £12.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781558618053 | ISBN 10: 1558618058

    By Cecile depicts Post-WWII France as it reels from war and recovery. In Paris, an orphan girl, finds refuge with an older man. He introduces her to nightclubs, intellectuals, artists (Jean Cocteau, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Eartha Kitt!), and non-monoga ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stranger on Lesbos by Valerie Taylor
    Stranger on Lesbos - by Valerie Taylor

    £13.95   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781558617995 | ISBN 10: 155861799x

    Sexy, beautiful, frustrated...a neglected housewife finds the delights and degradations of forbidden love.  Frances, a 1950s housewife, becomes bored with her suburban life and enrolls in a class at the local community college. When she meets B ... more

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  • Cover image of book Desert of the Heart by Jane Rule
    Desert of the Heart - by Jane Rule

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781844086788 | ISBN 10: 184408678x

    Set in the late 1950s, this is the story of Evelyn Hall, an English Professor, who goes to Reno to obtain a divorce and put an end to her disastrous 16-year marriage.   While staying at a boarding house to establish her six-week residency req ... more

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  • Cover image of book Two Serious Ladies by Jane Bowles
    Two Serious Ladies - by Jane Bowles

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780956003850 | ISBN 10: 0956003850

    ‘I am going on a trip. Wait until I tell you about it. It’s terrible.’   Eccentric, impulsive New York heiress, Christina Goering meets the anxious but equally unpredictable Mrs Copperfield at a party. Two serious ladies, for whom nothing is ... more

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  • Cover image of book Carol by Patricia Highsmith
    Carol - by Patricia Highsmith

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781408808979 | ISBN 10: 1408808978

    "Some books change lives. This is one of them."(Val McDermid) A haunting story of obsessive love which scandalized the world when first published.  With a new foreword by Val McDermid.  Therese is just an ordinary sales assis ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sappho
    Sappho's Leap - by Erica Jong

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781906413668 | ISBN 10: 1906413665

    Sappho's Leap is a journey back 2,600 years to inhabit the mind of the greatest love poet the world has ever known.   At the age of fourteen, Sappho is seduced by the beautiful poet Alcaeus and plots with him to overthrow the dictator of thei ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rat Bohemia by Sarah Schulman
    Rat Bohemia - by Sarah Schulman

    £14.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781551522357 | ISBN 10: 1551522357

    Winner, Ferro-Grumley Award for Women's Fiction.  Written from the epicentre of the AIDS crisis in the 1990s, Rat Bohemia is a bold, achingly honest story set in the "rat bohemia" of New York City, whose huddled masses include gay men and lesbians ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall
    The Well of Loneliness - by Radclyffe Hall

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781844085156 | ISBN 10: 1844085155

    A powerful novel of love between women, 'The Well of Loneliness' brought about the most famous legal trial for obscenity in the history of British law. Banned on publication in 1928, it went on to become a classic bestseller.  Stephen Gordon (na ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nightwood by Djuna Barnes
    Nightwood - by Djuna Barnes

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780571235285 | ISBN 10: 057123528x

    Djuna Barnes's extraordinary novel Nightwood documents the lives of Americans and Europeans in Paris in the decadent Roaring Twenties.  The novel's rich, evocative language, exquisite craftsmanship and penetrating insight into obsessive passion h ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
    The Night Watch - by Sarah Waters

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781844082414 | ISBN 10: 1844082415

    Sarah Waters, the award-winning author of three novels set in Victorian London, returns with a novel that marks a departure from the nineteenth century. Moving back through the 1940s, through air raids, blacked-out streets, illicit liasons, sexual ad ... more

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  • Cover image of book Patience & Sarah by Isabel Miller
    Patience & Sarah - by Isabel Miller

    £14.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781551521916 | ISBN 10: 1551521911

    Set in the 19th century, Isabel Miller's classic lesbian novel traces the relationship between Patience White, a painter, and Sarah Dowling, a farmer, whose romantic bond does not sit well with the puritanical New England farming community in which t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Promising Hearts by Radclyffe
    Promising Hearts - by Radclyffe

    £11.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781933110448 | ISBN 10: 1933110449

    The Montana frontier of the 1860s might be dangerous, but only if you have something to lose.   Dr. Vance Phelps lost everything in the War Between the States—her professional future, her place in Philadelphia society, and her faith in he ... more

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  • Cover image of book Life Mask by Emma Donoghue
    Life Mask - by Emma Donoghue

    £9.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781844081752 | ISBN 10: 1844081753

    From the author of the bestselling Slammerkin, comes a gripping historical novel about three famous Londoners - an artist, an actress and an aristocrat - based on the true story of a love tringle that scandalised late eighteenth-century London."Pulsa ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sabine by A.P.
    Sabine - by A.P.

    £6.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780747578567 | ISBN 10: 0747578567

    It is the 1950s and it is Existentialist time in Paris. But Viola, a seventeen-year-old English girl is languishing in a chaotic finishing school in the dull French countryside. Under the distrait tutelage of Tante Aimee, the pupils lounge about the ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Other Side by Sandra Freeman
    The Other Side - by Sandra Freeman

    £8.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780906500811 | ISBN 10: 0906500818

    Europeans gay and straight, as well as those of every class populate a novel no-one can put down. Charlie is not quite - actually not at all - declasse as an English aristocrat but she is also very much a playwright and, indeed, a Parisian. Known as ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
    Fingersmith - by Sarah Waters

    £8.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9781860498831 | ISBN 10: 1860498833

    From the celebrated author of 'Tipping the Velvet' and 'Affinity' comes an extraordinary, ingenious tale of fraud, insanity and secrets. London 1862. Sue Trinder, orphaned at birth, grows up among petty thieves - fingersmiths - under the rough but lo ... more

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  • Cover image of book If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho by Anne Carson
    If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho - by Anne Carson

    £15.00   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9781844080816 | ISBN 10: 1844080811

    The complete extant work of the Greek poet Sappho, in a new translation by Anne Carson. Sappho lived on the island of Lesbos from about 630BC. She was a musical genius who devoted her life to composing and performing songs. Of the nine books of lyric ... more

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  • Cover image of book Affinity by Sarah Waters
    Affinity - by Sarah Waters

    £8.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9781860496929 | ISBN 10: 186049692x

    "Now you know why you are drawn to me - why your flesh comes creeping to mine, and what it comes for. Let it creep." From the dark heart of a Victorian prison, disgraced spiritualist Selina Dawes weaves an enigmatic spell. Is she a fraud, or a prodi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
    Tipping the Velvet - by Sarah Waters

    £8.99   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9781860495243 | ISBN 10: 1860495249

    A saucy, sensuous and muli-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'.   Tipping the Velvet launched the career of one of Br ... more

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