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A Love Story for Bewildered Girls by Emma Morgan - £12.99
Grace loves a woman. Annie loves a man. Violet isn't quite sure. But you'll love them all...  Grace has what one might call a 'full and interesting life' which is code for not married and has no kids. Her life is the envy of her friends, but ... more
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Help by Simon Amstell - £8.99
"A beautiful and clever book about being human."(Russell Brand) COMEDY. TRAGEDY. THERAPY.  Simon Amstell did his first stand-up gig at the age of thirteen. His parents had just divorced and puberty was confusing. Trying to be funny solved ... more
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Never Anyone But You by Rupert Thomson - £8.99
Based on actual events, Never Anyone But You is the gripping, beautifully written story of a love affair between two revolutionary female artists who challenged the conventions of art and gender during the long twentieth century.  A small cit ... more
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Drapetomania: Or The Narrative of Cyrus Tyler & Abednego Tyler, Lovers by John R Gordon - £15.99
Drapetomania n. (obs): the pathological psychological condition wherein a slave feels compelled to escape his master, however well that master treats him. Recommended treatment for this condition: firm discipline.  When house-servant Abednego ... more
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My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Nagata Kabi - £10.99
My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness is an honest and heartfelt look at one young woman's exploration of her sexuality, mental well-being, and growing up in our modern age.  Told using expressive artwork that invokes both laughter and tears, th ... more
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Murmur by Will Eaves - £8.99
Shortlisted for the 2018 Goldsmiths Prize Longlisted for the 2019 Republic of Consciousness Prize  Taking its cue from the arrest and legally enforced chemical castration of the mathematician Alan Turing, Murmur is the account of a man who r ... more
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Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders, illustrated by Steven Salerno - £13.99
In this deeply moving and empowering true story, young readers will trace the life of the Gay Pride Flag, from its beginnings in 1978 with social activist Harvey Milk and designer Gilbert Baker to its spanning of the globe and its role in today's wor ... more
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Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust - £8.99
Sixteen-year-old Mina is motherless, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone—has never beat at all, in fact, but she’d always thought that fact normal. She never guessed that her father cut out her ... more
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Pulp by Robin Talley - £7.99
From the award-winning author Robin Talley comes an inspiring new novel about the power of love to fight prejudice and hate.   Two women connected across generations through the power of words.  In 1955 eighteen-year-old Janet Jones must ... more
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One-Dimensional Queer by Roderick A. Ferguson - £14.99
The story of gay rights has long been told as one of single-minded focus on the fight for sexual freedom. Yet its origins are much more complicated than this single-issue interpretation would have us believe, and to ignore gay liberation's multidimen ... more
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A Pocket Biography of Wilde by Tony Potter - £4.50
Oscar Wilde was one of Ireland’s finest and most prolific 19th-century writers and a celebrated wit. He became a popular playwright in the early 1890s and is best remembered for his epigrams and plays, the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, the circ ... more
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XX by Angela Chadwick - £14.99
A stunning debut novel imagining a world where women can have children without men.  How far would you go for a child of your own?  When Rosie and Jules discover a ground-breaking clinical trial that enables two women to have a female baby, t ... more
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In Praise of Disobedience: The Soul of Man Under Socialism and Other Writings by Oscar Wilde - £14.99
Works of Wilde’s annus mirabilis of 1891 in one volume, with an introduction by renowned British playwright.   In Praise of Disobedience draws on works from a single miraculous year in which Oscar Wilde published the larger part of his great ... more
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The Butch Lesbians of the '50s, '60s, and '70s Coloring Book by Avery Cassell and Jon Macy (Editors) - £16.99
Meet real life butches from all around the world in The Butch Lesbians of the 50s, 60s, and 70s Coloring Book.  From our cover butch, badass Moroccan lover and reputed witch Cherifa Amina, to the ground-breaking curator Adrienne Fuzee, to Honey ... more
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Don't Call Us Dead by Danez Smith - £10.99
*WINNER OF THE FORWARD PRIZE FOR BEST COLLECTION 2018* *A Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry 2017*   Award-winning poet Danez Smith is a ground-breaking force, celebrated for deft lyrics, urgent subjects, and performative power. Do ... more
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Gentleman Jack: A Biography of Anne Lister, Regency Landowner, Seducer and Secret Diarist by Angela Steidele - £16.99
Anne Lister was a Yorkshire heiress, an intrepid world traveller and a proud lesbian during a time when it was difficult simply to be female. She chose to remain unmarried, dressed all in black and spoke openly of her lack of interest in men. The fir ... more
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She Called Me Woman: Nigeria's Queer Women Speak by Azeenarh Mohammed, Chitra Nagarajan and Rafeeat Aliyu (Editors) - £12.99
“We decided to put together this collection of thirty narratives to correct the invisibility, the confusion, the caricaturising and the writing out of history.”   This stirring and intimate collection brings together 30 unique narratives t ... more
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TranScripts by Various authors - £2.99
Ten exciting new writers challenging what we think we know.   TranScripts was an exciting 8-week creative writing course for people in Liverpool who identify as trans* or non-binary gender, delivered in partnership with Writing on the Wall and Liv ... more
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Marriage Of A Thousand Lies by SJ Sindu - £9.99
Lucky and her husband, Krishna, are gay. They present an illusion of marital bliss to their conservative Sri Lankan–American families, while each dates on the side. It’s not ideal, but for Lucky, it seems to be working. But when Lucky’s grandmo ... more
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Queer Africa: Selected Stories by Karen Martin and Makhosazana Xaba (Editors) - £8.99
Queer Africa is a collection of unapologetic, tangled, tender, funny, bruising and brilliant stories about the many ways in which we love each other on the continent.   This collection draws together twenty-five stories selected from two ground br ... more
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Now You See Me: Lesbian Life Stories by Jane Traies (Editor) - £11.99
Older lesbians talk about their lives.   Now You See Me draws on a unique new archive of life stories, recorded by Jane Traies. In their own words, women from across the UK recreate a time when being lesbian meant hiding your true identity – or ... more
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Champions of Equality: Trade Unions and LGBT Rights in Britain by Peter Purton - £20.00
"It was active campaigning in the trade union movement, especially in the workplace, that helped us win LGBT equality. And Peter’s book explains how that happened."(Angela Eagle MP) This book explores the work done by the unions in supporting LG ... more
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Modern Nature: The Journals of Derek Jarman by Derek Jarman - £9.99
A divine, meditative and inspiring diary of Derek Jarman's famous garden at Dungeness.   WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY OLIVIA LAING   In 1986 Derek Jarman discovered he was HIV positive and decided to make a garden at his cottage on the barre ... more
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Less by Andrew Sean Greer - £8.99
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018   Who says you can't run away from your problems?   Arthur Less is a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the post: it is from an ex-boyfriend of nine years w ... more
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The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily Danforth - £7.99
The night Cameron Post's parents died, her first emotion was relief. Relief they would never know that hours earlier, she'd been kissing a girl.   Now living with her conservative Aunt in small-town Montana, hiding her sexuality and blending i ... more
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The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst - £8.99
In October 1940, the handsome young David Sparsholt arrives in Oxford. A keen athlete and oarsman, he at first seems unaware of the effect he has on others – particularly on the lonely and romantic Evert Dax, son of a celebrated novelist and destin ... more
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Queer Magic: LGBT+ Spirituality and Culture from Around the World by Tomás Prower - £15.99
Queer Magic provides nourishment for LGBT+ souls and their allies who are interested in learning about the significant presence and influence of queer folks throughout history.  Explore fascinating insights into queer relationships and spiritual pra ... more
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Lesbian and Gay Foster Care and Adoption (Second Edition) by Stephen Hicks and Janet McDermott - £19.99
A new collection of stories from lesbian, gay and transgender foster and adoptive parents about the challenges and rewards of parenting children of all ages.  Interviews with some of the first LGBT families to adopt or foster also gives unique i ... more
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Kim Reaper: Grim Beginnings by Sarah Graley - £13.99
Part-Time Grim Reaper. Full-Time Cutie!   Like most university students, Kim works a part-time job to make ends meet. Unlike most university students, Kim's job is pretty cool: she's a grim reaper, tasked with guiding souls into the afterlife. ... more
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When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri - £8.99
From the acclaimed author of The Assistants comes another gutsy book about the importance of women taking the reins - this time, when it comes to love, sex, and self-acceptance.   When it comes to Cassidy, Katie can't think straight.   ... more
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Good As You: From Prejudice to Pride: 30 Years of Gay Britain by Paul Flynn - £9.99
In 1984 the pulsing electronics and soft vocals of Smalltown Boy would become an anthem uniting gay men. A month later, an aggressive virus, HIV, would be identified and a climate of panic and fear would spread across the nation, marginalising an alr ... more
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Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown - £7.99
"A sweet, sexy, honest teen romance that just happens to involve two girls — all the more charming for being so very ordinary."(Kirkus) Joanna meets the perfect girl for her and must decide whether to break a promise that could change everything ... more
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Yes, You Are Trans Enough: My Transition from Self-Loathing to Self-Love by Mia Violet - £14.99
With entertaining anecdotes and thoughtful observations, this memoir depicts the realities of being a trans woman - from bullying and botched coming out attempts to self-acceptance and love - whilst exploring the inaccuracies of trans representation ... more
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Moonstruck Volume 1: Magic to Brew by Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle, Kate Leth, Caitlin Quirk and Clayton Cowles - £8.99
Monsters, romance and magical hijinks - oh my!   In the little college town of Blitheton, fantasy creatures live cosy, normal lives right alongside humans, and werewolf barista Julie strives to be the most normal of all. But all heck breaks loose ... more
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The Oberon Book of Queer Monologues by Scottee (Editor) - £12.99
The first collection of its kind, The Oberon Book of Queer Monologues chronicles over one hundred years of queer and trans performance.   Combining stage plays with spoken word and performance art, this anthology features over forty extracts f ... more
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Pages for Her by Sylvia Brownrigg - £8.99
Flannery, a writer with one well-known rather racy book to her name, is, by her own admission, in a situation she never thought she'd be: married to a man who overshadows her and defined by her primary relationships as wife and mother. When Flannery ... more
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Logical Family: A Memoir by Armistead Maupin - £9.99
"A sweet, filthy peach of a memoir from a cultural explosion of a man."(Caitlin Moran) Born in the mid-twentieth century and raised in the heart of conservative North Carolina, Armistead Maupin lost his virginity to another man “on the very spot ... more
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Noah Could Never by Simon James Green - £7.99
Noah’s back, and more bananas!   He and Harry are now officially boyfriends, but is Noah ready for the difference? It’s no help that a group of cosmopolitan French exchange students have descended on Little Fobbing – including sexy Pier ... more
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David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music by Darryl W. Bullock - £12.99
From the birth of jazz in the red-light district of New Orleans, through the rock 'n' roll years, Swinging Sixties and all-singing and all-dancing disco days of the '70s, to modern pop, electronica and reggae – the LGBT community has played a cruci ... more
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Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith and Family by Garrard Conley - £9.99
The son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small town Arkansas, as a young man Garrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality.   When Garrard was a nineteen-year-old college student, he was outed to his ... more
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Bingo Love by Tee Franklin, Jenn St-Onge and Joy San - £8.99
When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families.   Decades later, now in their mid-’60s, Hazel an ... more
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Written on the Body: Letters from Trans & Non-Binary Survivors of Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence by Lexie Bean (Editor) - £13.99
Edited by Lexie Bean. Foreword and additional pieces by Dean Spade, Nyala Moon, Alex Valdes, Sawyer DeVuyst and Ieshai Bailey.   Written by and for trans and non-binary survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, Written on the Body off ... more
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Straight Jacket: Overcoming Society's Legacy of Gay Shame by Matthew Todd - £9.99
WINNER BOYZ BEST LGBT BOOK 2017 SHORTLISTED FOR THE POLARI BOOK PRIZE 2017   Straight Jacket is a revolutionary clarion call for gay men, the wider LGBT community, their friends and family. Part memoir, part ground-breaking polemic, it looks ... more
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Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day by Peter Ackroyd - £9.99
*** A Sunday Times Bestseller ***   In Roman Londinium the city was dotted with lupanaria (‘wolf dens’ or public pleasure houses), fornices (brothels) and thermiae (hot baths). Then came the Emperor Constantine, with his bishops, monks and ... more
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Tove Jansson: Life, Art, Words: The Authorised Biography by Boel Westin - £14.99
Translated from Swedish by Silvester Mazzarella.   The Finnish-Swedish writer and artist Tove Jansson achieved worldwide fame as the creator of the Moomin stories, written between 1945 and 1970 and still in print in more than twenty languages. ... more
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Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli - £7.99
From the author of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, it's Simon's best friend Leah's turn to take centre stage.   When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat- but real life isn't always so rhythmic.   The only child of a s ... more
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Towards a Gay Communism: Elements of a Homosexual Critique by Mario Mieli - £18.99
First published in Italian in 1977, Mario Mieli's groundbreaking book is an early landmark of revolutionary queer theory – now available for the first time in a complete and unabridged English translation.   Among the most important works ev ... more
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50 Queer Music Icons Who Changed the World: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Legends by Will Larnach-Jones - £10.00
Featuring beautifully illustrated portraits and profiles, 50 Queer Music Icons Who Changed the World is a tribute to queer ground breakers who changed the face of music and popular culture.   LGBTQ+ musicians have been pushing for change sinc ... more
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Skylarks by Karen Gregory - £7.99
Karen Gregory's heartfelt, thought-provoking second novel about love against the odds is perfect for readers of Lisa Williamson, Sara Barnard and Sarah Crossan.   When she was little, Joni used to have dreams that she could fly. But these days ... more
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Women by Chloe Caldwell - £10.00
"A beautiful read / a perfect primer for an explosive lesbian affair / an essential truth"(Lena Dunham) 'I have meditated repeatedly on what it was about Finn that had me so dismantled.'  A young woman moves from the countryside to the cit ... more
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My Cat Yugoslavia by Pajtim Statovci - £8.99
Yugoslavia, 1980s: a 16-year-old Muslim girl named Emine is married off to a man she hardly knows. But what was meant to be a happy match soon goes terribly wrong. Her country is torn apart by war and she flees with her family.   Decades later Emi ... more
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