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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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It's Ok To Be Gay: Celebrity Coming out Stories by Alison Stokes (Editor) - £9.99
Launched to coincide with National Coming Out Day, It's OK to be Gay is a collection of inspirational coming out stories from well-known figures from the LGBT community, who talk frankly about their own experiences and how their sexuality has shaped ... more
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Sculptor's Daughter: A Childhood Memoir by Tove Jansson - £9.99
Tove Jansson’s first book for adults drew on her childhood memories to capture afresh the enchantments and fears of growing up in Helsinki in the 1910s and 20s. Described as both a memoir and ‘a book of superb stories’ by Ali Smith, Jansson’s startli ... more
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Mr Loverman by Bernardine Evaristo - £8.99
Mr Loverman by Bernardine Evaristo is a tragi-comic tale of homosexual love set in contemporary London.   Barrington Jedidiah Walker is seventy-four and leads a double life. Born and bred in Antigua, he's lived in Hackney since the sixties. ... more
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"You Can Tell Just by Looking": And 20 Other Myths About LGBT Life and People by Michael Bronski, Ann Pellegrini and Michael Amico - £13.99
In You Can Tell Just by Looking, three scholars and activists come together to unpack enduring, popular, and deeply held myths about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, culture, and life in America.   Myths, such as "All Religions ... more
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Valentine Grey by Sandi Toksvig - £7.99
From one of the nation's best-loved writers and performers comes a wonderful novel about a spirited young girl who goes to war as a young man.   London 1897 and a young girl, Valentine Grey, arrives in England. She's been brought up in the r ... more
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Just Between Us by J.H. Trumble - £10.99
Seventeen-year-old Luke Chesser is trying to forget his spectacular failure of a love life. He practices marching band moves for hours in the hot Texas sun, deals with his disapproving father, and slyly checks out the new band field tech, Curtis Came ... more
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Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh - £14.99
Originally published in French as Le bleu est une couleur chaude, Blue is the Warmest Color is a graphic novel about growing up, falling in love, and coming out. Clementine is a junior in high school who seems average enough: she has friends, family, ... more
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The Trapeze Artist by Will Davis - £8.99
As a schoolboy he secretly hated his drab, ordered world; now, at the age of forty, he is finally fleeing from a life he can no longer handle when he stumbles upon the circus. Not knowing why, only that he must, he follows after it, determined to bui ... more
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British Queer History: New Approaches and Perspectives by Brian Lewis (Editor) - £18.99
This collection of essays takes stock of the ‘new British queer history’. It is intended both for scholars and students of British social and cultural history and of the history of sexuality, and for a broader readership interested in queer issues. I ... more
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In a Queer Voice: Journeys of Resilience from Adolescence to Adulthood by Michael Sadowski - £16.99
Adolescence is a difficult time, but it can be particularly stressful for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer-identifying youth. In order to avoid harassment and rejection, many LGBTQ teens hide their identities from their families, peers, ... more
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Briefs Encountered by Julian Clary - £6.99
Whoever said the afterlife would be easy...?   The new inhabitants of an old house in deepest darkest Kent are about to discover the previous owner – a certain Mr Noël Coward – never quite left the building...   A wickedly dark ghost st ... more
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Jack Holmes and His Friend by Edmund White - £8.99
Jack Holmes is suffering from unrequited love. It doesn't look as if there will ever be anyone else he falls for: the other men he takes to bed never stay for long.   Jack's friend Will Wright comes from old stock, has aspirations to be a writ ... more
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