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From a Girl to a Man: How Laura Became Michael by Liz Hodgkinson - £12.99
The story of the world’s first female-to-male transgender revised and reissued...  Born in 1915 into the Anglo-Irish aristocracy, Laura had a difficult start in life. Her mother died when she was 10 days old and she was brought up along with her e ... more
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A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale - £7.99
Picked for the BBC Radio 2 Simon Mayo Book Club   To find yourself, sometimes you must lose everything.   A privileged elder son, and stammeringly shy, Harry Cane has followed convention at every step. Even the beginnings of an illicit, ... more
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Sylvia Townsend Warner: A Biography by Claire Harman - £9.99
Winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize "One of the most shamefully under-read great British authors of the past 100 years"(Sarah Waters) The poet Sylvia Townsend Warner rose to sudden fame with the publication of her classic feminist novel Lol ... more
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Queering Post-Black Art: Artists Transforming African-American Identity After Civil Rights by Derek Conrad Murray - £16.99
What impact do sexual politics and queer identities have on the understanding of blackness as a set of visual, cultural and intellectual concerns?   In Queering Post-Black Art, Derek Conrad Murray argues that the rise of female, gay and lesbian ar ... more
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The Right Side of History: 100 Years of LGBTQI Activism by Adrian Brooks - £12.99
The Right Side of History tells the hundred-year history of queer activism in a series of revealing close-ups, first person accounts, and intimate snap-shots of some of LGBT pioneers and radicals, both the known and many heretofore unknown. Adrian Br ... more
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Bachelors of a Different Sort: Queer Aesthetics, Material Culture and the Modern Interior in Britain by John Potvin - £19.99
The bachelor has long held an ambivalent, uncomfortable and even at times unfriendly position in society. This book carefully considers the complicated relationships between the modern queer bachelor and interior design, material culture and aestheti ... more
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Spectacles: A Memoir by Sue Perkins - £20.00
Spectacles is the hilarious, creative and incredibly moving memoir from much loved comedian, writer and presenter Sue Perkins.   When I began writing this book, I went home to see if my mum had kept some of my stuff. What I found was that she had ... more
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Geisha of a Different Kind: Race and Sexuality in Gaysian America by C. Winter Han - £17.99
In gay bars and nightclubs across America, and in gay-oriented magazines and media, the buff, macho, white gay man is exalted as the ideal — the most attractive, the most wanted, and the most emulated type of man. For gay Asian American men, often vi ... more
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Trans: A Memoir by Juliet Jacques, with an Afterword by Sheila Heti - £14.99
"Six weeks before sex reassignment surgery (SRS), I am obliged to stop taking my hormones. I suddenly feel very differently about my forthcoming operation."(Juliet Jacques) In July 2012, aged thirty, Juliet Jacques underwent sex reassignment surge ... more
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The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard by Tom Leger and Riley MacLeod (Editors) - £14.99
A dynamic composite of rising stars, The Collection represents the depth and range of tomorrow's finest writers chronicling transgender narratives.  28 authors from the US and Canada converge in a single volume to showcase the future of trans li ... more
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Sappho by Page duBois - £12.99
Sappho has been constructed as many things: proto-feminist, lesbian icon and even - by the Victorians - chaste headmistress of a girls' finishing school. Yet ironically, as Page DuBois shows, the historical poet herself remains elusive. We know that ... more
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Miss Emily by Nuala O'Connor - £8.99
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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The House on the Hill by Kevin Sampson - £8.99
An escaped runaway, a Moroccan drug dynasty - and a crime that will take DCI Billy McCartney from Merseyside to Marrakech...   DCI Billy McCartney has gone to ground, disillusioned with his job. When a runaway turns up on his doorstep, her story plu ... more
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Gay Fathers, Their Children, and the Making of Kinship by Aaron Goodfellow - £20.99
While the topic of gay marriage and families continues to be popular in the media, few scholarly works focus on gay men with children. Based on ten years of fieldwork among gay families living in the rural, suburban, and urban area of the eastern Uni ... more
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The Disappearance Boy by Neil Bartlett - £8.99
Reggie Rainbow has found the perfect profession for someone who likes to keep himself to himself: it's his job to make sure that some things stay out of sight and out of mind. Reggie Rainbow is an angry young man who treads the backstage corridors of ... more
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Queer Lovers and Hateful Others: Regenerating Violent Times and Places by Jin Haritaworn - £16.99
Berlin is once more capital of queer arts and tourism. Queerness is more visible today than it has been for decades, but at what cost? In Queer Lovers and Hateful Others, Jin Haritaworn argues that queer subjects have become a lovely sight only throu ... more
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The Cambridge Companion to James Baldwin by Michele Elam - £17.99
This Companion offers fresh insight into the art and politics of James Baldwin, one of the most important writers and provocative cultural critics of the twentieth century. Black, gay, and gifted, he was hailed as a 'spokesman for the race', although ... more
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The Swimming Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst - £8.99
Young, gay, William Beckwith spends his time, and his trust fund, idly cruising London for erotic encounters. When he saves the life of an elderly man in a public convenience an unlikely job opportunity presents itself. The man is Lord Nantwich, a ga ... more
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Dusty: An Intimate Portrait of a Musical Legend by Karen Bartlett - £9.99
Known the world over for her unique musical style, distinctive look and a voice that propelled her into the charts time and time again, Dusty Springfield was undoubtedly one of the biggest and brightest musical stars of the twentieth century.   ... more
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Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown - £8.99
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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Tiny Pieces of Skull or, A Lesson in Manners by Roz Kaveney - £9.99
In the 1980s, poet and activist Roz Kaveney wrote a novel, Tiny Pieces of Skull, about trans street life and bar life in London and Chicago in the late 1970s. Much admired in manuscript by writers from Kathy Acker to Neil Gaiman, it has never seen pr ... more
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Cherry Grove, Fire Island: Sixty Years in America's First Gay and Lesbian Town by Esther Newton - £16.99
First published in 1993, the award-winning Cherry Grove, Fire Island tells the story of the extraordinary gay and lesbian resort community near New York City.  This new paperback edition includes a new preface by the author. ... more
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On the Move: A Life by Oliver Sacks - £20.00
An impassioned, tender and joyous memoir by the author of Musicophilia and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.  When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: 'Sacks will go far, if he does not go too ... more
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The Petticoat Men by Barbara Ewing - £7.99
The Victorian gossipmongers called them The Petticoat Men. But to young Mattie Stacey they are Freddie and Ernest, her gentlemen lodgers. She doesn't care that they dress up in sparkling gowns to attend society balls as 'Fanny and Stella'. She only c ... more
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The Essential Ginsberg by Allen Ginsberg - £12.99
Visionary poet Allen Ginsberg was one of the most influential cultural and literary figures of the 20th century, his face and political causes familiar to millions who had never even read his poetry. And yet he is a figure that remains little underst ... more
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Black Iris by Leah Raeder - £8.99
“Love is not a thing that we create. It’s an undoing.”   It only took one moment of weakness for Laney Keating’s world to fall apart. One stupid gesture for a hopeless crush. Then the rumors began. Slut, they called her. Queer. Psycho. Mentally ill ... more
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Not My Father's Son: A Family Memoir by Alan Cumming - £8.99
Alan Cumming grew up in the grip of a man who held his family hostage, someone who meted out violence with a frightening ease, who waged a silent war with himself that sometimes spilled over onto everyone around him. That man was Alan's father, Alex ... more
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More Fool Me by Stephen Fry - £8.99
Stephen Fry invites readers to take a glimpse at his life story in the unputdownable More Fool Me.  'Oh dear I am an arse. I expect there'll be what I believe is called an "intervention" soon. I keep picturing it. All my friends bearing dow ... more
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The Days of Anna Madrigal (Tales of the City, Book 9) by Armistead Maupin - £7.99
The Days of Anna Madrigal, the suspenseful, comic, and touching ninth novel in Armistead Maupin’s bestselling “Tales of the City” series, follows one of modern literature’s most unforgettable and enduring characters—Anna Madrigal, the legendary trans ... more
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The Repercussions by Catherine Hall - £7.99
When war photographer Jo returns from her latest assignment in Afghanistan and moves into the Brighton flat she’s just inherited, she hopes to restore equilibrium to her chaotic life. But images and events of her recent past and the reading of her gr ... more
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Prejudice and Pride: LGBT Activist Stories from Manchester and Beyond by Various authors - £12.00
LGBT activist and civil rights history from the 1960s to the 2000s has had a huge impact on our social and political landscape in the UK, yet much of this history remains hidden.   Prejudice and Pride: LGBT Activist Stories from Manchester and ... more
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Adam by Ariel Schrag - £9.99
When Adam Freedman -- a skinny, awkward, inexperienced teenager from Piedmont, California -- goes to stay with his older sister Casey in New York City, he is hopeful that his life is about to change. And it sure does.  It is the summer of 2006. ... more
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Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli - £7.99
Straight people should have to come out too. And the more awkward it is, the better.   Simon Spier is sixteen and trying to work out who he is - and what he's looking for. & But when one of his emails to the very distracting Blue falls into the ... more
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Breaking Light by Karin Altenberg - £8.99
Steeped in its bleak and beautiful landscape, Mortford is a place of secrets and memories: of bitter divisions and shattered dreams. Returning to this Dartmoor village where he grew up, Gabriel attempts to come to terms with what he lost as a boy so ... more
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Carsick by John Waters - £8.99
From the Pope of Trash himself, John Waters, Carsick is his hilarious (if not always 100% true) account of hitchhiking fearlessly into the heart of middle America.  John Waters is putting his life on the line. Armed with wit, a pencil-thin moustache ... more
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The Flaneur by Edmund White - £8.99
A flâneur is a stroller, a loiterer, someone who ambles without apparent purpose but is secretly attuned to the history of the streets he walks - and is in covert search of adventure, aesthetic or erotic.  Acclaimed writer Edmund White, who live ... more
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Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris by Edmund White - £8.99
Edmund White was forty-three years old when he moved to Paris in 1983. He spoke no French and knew just two people in the entire city, but soon discovered the anxieties and pleasures of mastering a new culture. White fell passionately in love with Pa ... more
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Martin and John by Dale Peck - £11.99
Dale Peck’s debut is a tour de force of shifting identities in which Martin and John find each other again and again: in a trailer park, a highend jewelry store, a Kansas barn, and later, in New York City, living under the shadow of the AIDS epidemic ... more
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The Making of a Man: Notes on Transsexuality by Maxim Februari - £15.00
In the autumn of 2012, the writer and philosopher Maxim Februari, known until then as Marjolijn Februari, announced his intention to live as a man. In The Making of a Man he describes how the news was greeted and how people began to react: with uneas ... more
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The Prince's Boy by Paul Bailey - £8.99
In May 1927, nineteen-year-old Dinu Grigorescu, a skinny boy with literary ambitions, is newly arrived in Paris. He has been sent from Bucharest, the city of his childhood, by his wealthy father to embark upon a bohemian adventure and relish the uniq ... more
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That's So Gay! Challenging Homophobic Bullying by Jonathan Charlesworth - £17.99
What is homophobic bullying and what do you do about it? Why do young people bully and how can you prevent it?  This practical handbook guides you through dealing with homophobic bullying, supporting those who bully and those who are bullied, an ... more
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Fadeout: A Dave Brandstetter Mystery by Joseph Hansen - £8.99
Newly available in print, Joseph Hansen's classic mystery series starring Dave Brandstetter, a gay private eye in 70s and 80s California. 'After forty years, Hammett has a worthy successor' The Times   Radio personality Fox Olsen seemed to ... more
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Adrian and the Tree of Secrets by Hubert, illustrated by Marie Caillou - £13.99
A bittersweet graphic novel about a nerdy teenaged boy who falls in love with the cool kid at school.  Adrian isn't very happy these days. He lives in a small town and goes to a Catholic high school. He wears glasses, secretly reads philosophy ... more
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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeannette Winterson - £8.99
This is the story of Jeanette, adopted and brought up by her mother as one of God's elect. Zealous and passionate, she seems destined for life as a missionary, but then she falls for one of her converts. At sixteen, Jeanette decides to leave the chur ... more
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Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges - £8.99
The official book behind the eight-time Oscar-nominated film, The Imitation Game, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley   Alan Turing was the mathematician whose cipher-cracking transformed the Second World War. Taken on by Brit ... more
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Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue by Nicholas M. Teich - £14.00
Written by a social worker, popular educator, and member of the transgender community, this well-rounded resource combines an accessible portrait of transgenderism with a rich history of transgender life and its unique experiences of discrimination. ... more
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The Third Sex: Kathoey: Thailand's Ladyboys by Richard Totman - £12.00
Why are there so many ladyboys in Thailand and so few in the Western world?  The ladyboy cabarets of Thailand are a leading tourist attraction but the glamorous and attractive men who are now women are a modern expression of an archaic tradition. Th ... more
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Genderqueer: And Other Gender Identities by Dave Naz - £26.99
In Genderqueer, Dave Naz explores the gender spectrum in an entirely new way — by turning his camera on transgender, intersex, pangender, and every shade in between.  Helping to add to the current global discussion on the structured nature of ge ... more
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The Lost Language of Cranes by David Leavitt - £8.99
Owen and Rose are facing serious challenges to their married life of routine and monotony as New York City grows and changes around them. They spend most Sundays apart; while Rose buries herself in crosswords and newspapers, Owen visits gay porn thea ... more
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Pink Triangle: The Feuds and Private Lives of Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote... by Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince - £15.99
One hot summer night in 1945, three young American writers, each an enfant terrible, came together in a stuffy Manhattan apartment for the first time. Each member of this pink triangle was on the dawn of world fame — Tennessee Williams for A Streetca ... more
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Tove Jansson: Work and Love by Tuula Karjalainen - £20.00
The definitive illustrated biography of one of the most unique and beloved children's authors of the 20th century, the creator of the Moomins.   Tove Jansson (1914-2001) led a long, colourful and productive life, impacting significantly the po ... more
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