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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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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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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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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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