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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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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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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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Double Pregnant: Two Lesbians Make a Family by Natalie Meisner - £11.95
Girl meets girl. Girl marries girl. They want to have babies…but they need a little help.   Double Pregnant is author Natalie Meisner’s light-hearted, poignant and informative true story about starting a family with her wife Viviën. Because Vi ... more
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This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids: A Question-and-Answer Guide to Everyday Life by Dannielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo - £12.99
Written in an accessible Q&A format, here, finally, is the go-to resource for parents hoping to understand and communicate with their gay child. Through their LGBTQ-oriented site, the authors are uniquely experienced to answer parents' many questions ... more
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The Two Hotel Francforts by David Leavitt - £8.99
It is the summer of 1940, and Lisbon is one of the only neutral ports left in Europe – a city filled with spies, crowned heads and refugees of every nationality, tipping back absinthe to while away the time until their escape. Awaiting safe passage t ... more
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Fathomless Riches: Or How I Went from Pop to Pulpit by Richard Coles - £20.00
The memoir of popular BBC Radio 4 Saturday Live presenter and former member of the Communards, the Reverend Richard Coles.  From the top of the pop charts to the priesthood via BBC Radio 4.   Fathomless Riches is the Reverend Richard Coles's war ... more
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Maggie & Me by Damian Barr - £7.99
It's 12 October 1984. An IRA bomb blows apart the Grand Hotel in Brighton. Miraculously, Margaret Thatcher survives. In small-town Scotland, eight-year-old Damian Barr watches in horror as his mum rips her wedding ring off and packs their bags. He kn ... more
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The Life and Loves of a He Devil by Graham Norton - £20.00
Revealing, moving and brilliantly funny, Graham Norton tells the story of his life through the things he loves in his brand new memoir.  'It seems to me that we are all made up of the things we adore, and by telling my stories through the prism ... more
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Becoming a Londoner by David Plante - £9.99
Nikos and I live together as lovers, as everyone knows, and we seem to be accepted because it's known that we are lovers. In fact, we are, according to the law, criminals in our making love with each other, but it is as if the laws don't apply. It is ... more
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The Friendly Young Ladies by Mary Renault - £8.99
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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Interlude by Rupert Smith - £8.99
A compelling examination of how secrets can tear one family apart and reverberate down the generations.   Helen has always known her grandfather was a famous author, but her parents had severed connections with him whilst she was still young. ... more
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The Rubbish Lesbian by Sarah Westwood - £6.99
"I didn't take to being a lesbian like a duck to water, unless the duck in question was a horrible swimmer with a terrible case of internalised aquaphobia."(Sarah Westwood) Funny, honest, and disarmingly revealing about her own insecurities; popul ... more
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This Book is Gay by James Dawson - £7.99
A funny and pertinent book about being lesbian, bisexual, gay, queer, transgender or just curious - for everybody, no matter their gender or sexuality.   Former PSHCE teacher and acclaimed YA author James Dawson gives an uncensored look at wha ... more
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