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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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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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Carsick by John Waters - £16.99
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 mous ... 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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Not My Father's Son: A Family Memoir by Alan Cumming - £16.99
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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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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Fairyland by Sumner Locke Elliott - £8.99
The final book by Sumner Locke Elliott, the award-winning author of Careful, He Might Hear You.   Drawing heavily on Locke Elliott’s own experiences, Fairyland charts the life of Seaton Daly, an aspiring writer coming to terms with his homose ... more
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A Positive View of LGBTQ: Embracing Identity and Cultivating Well-Being by Ellen D.B. Riggle and Sharon S. Rostosky - £11.95
A Positive View of LGBTQ starts a new conversation about the strengths and benefits of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGTBQ) identities.   Positive LGBTQ identities are affirmed through inspiring firsthand accounts. Focusing ... more
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The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions are Sabotaging Gay Equality by Suzanna Danuta Walters - £18.99
From Glee to gay marriage, from lesbian senators to out gay Marines, we have undoubtedly experienced a seismic shift in attitudes about gays in American politics and culture. Our reigning national story is that a new era of rainbow acceptance is at h ... more
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Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father by Alysia Abbott - £9.99
After his wife’s death in 1973, poet and activist Steve Abbott came out of the closet and moved, with his three-year-old daughter, to San Francisco. There they discovered a city bustling with gay men in search of liberation — few of whom had responsi ... more
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Best Gay Romance 2014 by Timothy J. Lambert and R. D. Cochrane (Editors) - £11.99
Passion and Possibility...   The best part of romance is what might happen next...that pivotal moment where we stop and realize, This is wonderful. Romance can be many things: thrilling, inspiring, passionate and life altering. But most of all ... more
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Best Lesbian Romance 2014 by Radclyffe (Editor) - £11.99
Possiblity, Passion and Promise...  Falling in love opens us up to possibilities we never imagined, leaving us with a deeper sense of self and a greater appreciation for life. Whether you find yourself at the beginning of your journey or far ... more
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The Oldest Gay in the Village by George Montague - £8.99
Born in 1923, George Montague has seen many changes in his lifetime, few greater than the attitude towards being gay - attitudes that saw him criminalised for the sin of loving another man.   Here are the moving, if often humorous, memoirs of ... more
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Straight Expectations by Julie Bindel - £12.99
Journalist and political activist Julie Bindel explores what it means to be gay in today's world.  From picket line to picket fence - what does it mean to be gay in the era of same- sex marriage and equal rights?   More than four decad ... more
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Queer Inclusion in Teacher Education: Bridging Theory, Research, and Practice by Olivia J. Murray - £24.99
Queer Inclusion in Teacher Education explores the challenges and promises of building queer inclusive pedagogy and curriculum into teacher education.  Weaving together theory, research findings, and practical "how-to" strategies and material ... more
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Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East by Benjamin Law - £12.99
Benjamin Law spent nearly a year skipping between seven Asian countries, sitting backstage with Bangkok ladyboys before their beauty pageants, talking to Tokyo’s superstar drag queens, marching in the heat with Mumbai’s fierce queer rights activists, ... more
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Spartacus International Gay Guide 2014 / 15 by Briand Bedford - £19.99
The SPARTACUS INTERNATIONAL GAY GUIDE: the most successful travel guide for the gay market!   Take advantage of the immense demand for this standard work! The following characteristics make this guide practical and easy to use: The important c ... more
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Against Equality: Queer Revolution, Not Mere Inclusion by Ryan Conrad (Editor) - £11.50
Does gay marriage support the right-wing goal of linking access to basic human rights like health care and economic security to an inherently conservative tradition?  Will the ability of queers to fight in wars of imperialism help liberate and ... more
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Tomboys and Bachelor Girls: A Lesbian History of Post-War Britain 1945-71 by Rebecca Jennings - £14.99
Using a rich array of oral histories and archival sources, Tomboys and Bachelor Girls provides the first detailed academic study of lesbian identity and culture in post-war Britain. Described by psychiatrists as immature and neurotic, and widely igno ... more
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The Missing Myth: A New Vision of Same-Sex Love by Gilles Herrada, PhD - £16.99
In The Missing Myth Gilles Herrada tackles the perplexing questions about the role of homosexuality in the evolution of the human race and its meaning in the development of civilization, such as: What evolutionary edge have same-sex relationships giv ... more
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Oscar Wilde and His Circle by Simon Callow - £9.99
One of literature's most flamboyant and witty personalities, the much-quoted Oscar Wilde captivated and scandalised late nineteenth-century society in Europe and America.   Wilde was a pioneer of celebrity, whose friends and contemporaries in ... more
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Hairdresser on Fire by Daniel LeVesque - £11.99
Meet Francis, whose quirky childhood was marred by a strange religious cult yet enhanced by the rock band KISS; his teen years spent dawdling with daytime television talk show appearances and weekend art classes, followed by a dubious career in a sou ... more
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My New Gender Workbook (2nd Revised edition) by Kate Bornstein - £24.99
"This updated edition of Bornstein's formative My Gender Workbook (1997) provides an invigorating introduction to contemporary theory around gender, sexuality, and power. The original is a classic of modern transgender theory and literature and, alon ... more
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How to Be Happy, Healthy - and Hot: The Ultimate Gay Lifestyle Guide by Sven Rebel - £16.99
The perfect guide for the gay guy: from the best grooming tips to the most effective fitness routines for those really hard-to-fix areas. Down-to-earth advice about flirting, about the first date - even about how to gently get rid of that pesky lover ... more
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Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir by Nicole Georges - £14.99
In a charming graphic memoir that Alison Bechdel calls "riveting," "disarming," and "haunting," a psychic reading spurs Portland 'zinester Nicole Georges to uncover an old secret about her father and the family story she never knew.   When Nic ... more
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Love and Money: Queers, Class, and Cultural Production by Lisa Henderson - £14.99
Love and Money argues that we can’t understand contemporary queer cultures without looking through the lens of social class. Resisting old divisions between culture and economy, identity and privilege, left and queer, recognition and redistribution, ... more
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Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution by Shiri Eisner - £11.99
Depicted as duplicitous, traitorous, and promiscuous, bisexuality has long been suspected, marginalized, and rejected by both straight and gay communities alike.   Bi takes a long overdue, comprehensive look at bisexual politics--from the issues sur ... more
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The Supernatural Detective by Crin Claxton - £16.50
A girl meets girl, girl meets ghosts, funny, fast-paced thriller stretching from the streets of London's theatre-land to the sand dunes of Provincetown.   When Tony Carson wakes to a pretty drag queen perched on her chest of drawers, she think ... more
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Transfeminist Perspectives in and Beyond Transgender and Gender Studies by Anne Enke (Editor) - £21.99
If feminist studies and transgender studies are so intimately connected, why are they not more deeply integrated? Offering multidisciplinary models for this assimilation, the vibrant essays in Transfeminist Perspectives in and beyond Transgender and ... more
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A Little Gay History by R. B. Parkinson - £9.99
How old is the oldest chat- up line between men? Who was the first ‘lesbian’? Were ancient Greek men who had sex together necessarily ‘gay’? And what did Shakespeare think about cross-dressing?   A Little Gay History takes objects ranging from Anc ... more
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Fanny and Stella: The Young Men Who Shocked Victorian England by Neil McKenna - £9.99
The gripping story of the trial that shook Victorian England - a tale of cross-dressing, cross-examinations and the invention of camp.   Fanny and Stella - two very alluring ladies-about-town - were not ordinary young women. They were young men who ... more
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Selected Poems by U.A. Fanthorpe - £9.99
U.A. Fanthorpe was that rarest of literary beings, a poet who was hugely popular with the general public and at the same time very seriously regarded by fellow poets and literary critics for her originality, wit and humanity.   Since her death, muc ... more
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Gender and Sexuality for Beginners by Jaimee Garbacik, illustrated by Jeffrey Lewis - £12.99
What does sexual orientation mean if the very categories of gender are in question? How do we measure equality when our society’s definitions of “male” and “female” leave out much of the population? There is no consensus on what a “real” man or woman ... more
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Liberation: Diaries, Vol 3 by Christopher Isherwood - £16.99
Hilarious and often deeply moving, the final volume of Christopher Isherwood's extraordinary diaries chronicles the 1970s, with a preface by Edmund White.  In this final volume of Christopher Isherwood's diaries, capstone of a million-word mast ... more
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Gay, Lesbian and Heterosexual Adoptive Families by Laura Mellish, Sarah Jennings, Fiona Tasker, Michael Lamb and Susan Golombok - £9.95
Since the introduction of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 in England and Wales, the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 and Civil Partnership Act 2005, many lesbian and gay couples have started families through adoption. However, to date, re ... more
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Queer Style by Adam Geczy and Vicki Karaminas - £17.99
Queer Style offers an insight into queer fashionability by addressing the role that clothing has played in historical and contemporary lifestyles. From a fashion studies perspective, it examines the function of subcultural dress within queer communit ... more
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