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TITLE / DETAILS

PUBLISHER

PRICE

 

 

 

 

 

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ABELOVE, BARALE &
HALPERIN Eds,

THE LESBIAN AND GAY STUDIES READER.

Routledge

£7.75

 

Henry, Michele Aina & David,

Introduction to a wide range of scholarship in the emerging field of Gay and Lesbian Studies.

"Just a couple of decades ago the idea of positive and creative lesbian and gay studies seemed a fantastical dream. Today it is an ever expanding and exhilarating reality: a rivulet has become a mighty river, fertilizing all the traditional disciplines.

This collection provides a valuable map of this new terrain, highlighting some of its most significant features, and pointing to exciting developments. Like all good guidebooks, it encourages us to explore further, to seek out the unknown, to see the old in fresh ways, and to cherish the new and innovative". Jeffrey Weeks - University of the West of England.

Fair / Good

1993


V Large

£4 P&P (UK)

ISBN: 0-415-90519-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABBOTT & LOVE.

SAPPHO WAS A RIGHT-ON WOMAN. 

Stein & Day 

£3.00

 

Sidney & Babrbara, 

A Liberated View of Lesbianism. (Classic).

"This is the most complete and honest book about Lesbians I ever read. It's all here. At first I was afraid the authors were just saying the same things the Enemy says about our pains and how they hve damaged us. We'd have to be idiots to choose this contempt and punishment when soiety is offering us something kind of cute as an alternative.

But then came why. Joy, pleasure, equality, humanity, self-determination, self-affirmation, access to our life energy, heroism. I am very glad this books exists". Isabel Miller, author of 'Patience and Sarah'.

This book also includes this Dedication in the front:

To those who have suffered for their sexual preference, most especially to Sandy, who committed suicide, to Cam, who died of alcoholism, and to Lydia, who was murdered; and to all who are working to create a future for Lesbians.

Fair

1973 

 

 

 

ISBN: 0-8128-1590-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADELMAN.

LONG TIME PASSING:

Alyson

 £4.95

 

Marcy Ed,

Lives of Older Lesbians.

Compilation of stories from Older Lesbians on their lives.

"I read Long Time Passing with great interest... I was intrigued by the life of the woman doctor, the soldiers, the hiding, the enormous loneliness of earlier lesbian lives. And most particularly their terrible solitary courage, unkillable hope, dignity.

And i loved the sexiness of the seventy-year-olds, the sheer vitality and sexual energy of these aging women, whether alone, on the make or splashing in the sea of a brand new love affair". Kate Millett.

Includes: Mary Flick, Alma Adams, Jeanne Adelman, Elenore Pred, Edith & Sarah, Sandy Boucher, Nancy Roberts, June Patterson, Rusty Brown, Pat Bond, Faith Reboin, Paula Gunn Allen, Frances Lorraine, Barbara Tymbios and more...

Good / V Good

1988

 

 

 

ISBN: 0-932870-74

 

         

 

AINLEY.

DYKE LONDON.

Ellipsis

£2.95

 

Rosa,

A Guide.

While there is no area of the city that has been refashioned for the pleasure of its resident or visiting lesbian, in the late 1990s, there is no shortage of dedicated lesbian space, from the everyday/all day to the annual event.

In London today there are sexual health clinics, dining out groups, underwater spors clubs, yoga classes, history walks, sex shops and comedy nights all prefixed with the L-word.

Aside from the specifically lesbian or lesgay, dyke london suggests venues and pasttimes to suit whatever level of (in)visibility you might crave.

Fair / Good

1999

  

Pocket Size Book

ISBN: 1-899858-74-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALLISON.

SKIN.

Pandora

£4.50

  Dorothy,

Talking about Sex, Class and Literature.

Dorothy Allison is a lifelong feminist activist, a controversial sex radical and a working-class Southern US expatriate writer with an attitude.

In this collection of essays, autobiographical narratives and performance pieces, she probes the meaning of all these identities with humour, passion and enormous conviction.

  • How does class work in a so-called 'classless society'?
  • What does it mean to write about sex?
  • What is the theory and the practice of the strap-on dildo?
  • Why should survival be the least of our desires?

Dorothy Allison addresses all this, and more, as she works out what it means to be queer and happy in a world still arguing about what it means to be queer.

Fair / Good

1995

 

 

ISBN: 0-04-440944-3

 
         

B

 

 

  

    

 

 

 

 

 

BAKER.

OUR THREE SELVES:

GMP

£6.00

 

Michael,

A Life of Radclyffe Hall.

Radclyffe Hall remains today the most famous of British lesbians - above all for her novel 'The Well of Loneliness', which was banned as 'obscene' in a sensational court case in 1928. her life story, however, is less well known, though she was a leading figure in the colourful homosexual subculture of the 1920s and 30s, and widely connected in the literary world.

In this first comprehensive biography, Michael Baker draws upon such unpublished material as letters, diaries and essays, as well as on her novels and poems. He throws fresh light on this remarkable woman, and on her two major love affairs with Mabel Batten and Una Troubridge, who together with Radclyffe Hall made up the 'three selves' of the title.

Good / V Good

1985

 

Large £3 P&P (UK)

ISBN: 0-85449-042-6

 

       
  BANKS & WEITSCH, Eds, MEETING GAY FRIENDS. FHF
£2.50
  John & Martina,

Essays by Gay Quakers.

  • What's it like to be gay?
  • How does it affect your lifestyle, your social life, your family?
  • In particular how do you cope with the demands of your career and your spiritual life at a time when employers and Churches are still liable to reject anyone even suspected of being homosexual?

In this book these and other questions are answered by twenty-three women and men, ranging in age from early twenties to late seventies, in many walks of life - a doctor, a librarian, a solicitor, a publisher, a student, several social workers and teachers - who are associated with the Religious Society of Friends.

Sharing their experiences, pleasures and problems in a frank, thoughtful and often amusing way, they completely dispel the popular stereotypes - the effiminate man with make-up and handbag, the butch woman in tie and brogues, the promiscuous child molester - and show that gays are essentially very ordinary people trying to live useful lives in an unsensational way, distinguished only by emotional outlook that still evokes much irrational puzzlement and prejudice.

Anyone who still doubts that it's possible to lead an open, happy and positive life as both a gay woman or man and a Christian will find this Quaker perspective essential reading.

Fair

1985

 

 

 

ISBN: 0-9508031-0-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

BARNES.

LADIES ALMANAC.

NYU Press

£4.50

 

Djuna,

 

 

With an introduction by Susan Sniader Lanser.

Unconventional Almanack.

Reissued to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Djuna Barnes's birth, Ladies Almanack is a witty roman a clef about the openly lesbian and cosmopolitan community that flourished in Paris during the 1910s and 1920s.

Written in mock Elizabethan English and filled with the ribald humour, innuendo, and arcane puns, this unconventional 'almanack' focuses especially on the imaginary exploits of the writer and salon mistress Natalie Clifford Barney, known as 'the Amazon', and her social circle, whi ch included Romaine Brooks, Radcliffe Hall and Una Troubridge, Janet Flanner, Dolly Wilde, and Barnes herself, who was at the time involved with the artist Thelma Wood.

The Cutting Edge: Lesbian Life and Literature Series.

Good / V Good

1992

 

 

 

ISBN: 0-8147-1180-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

BARRINGTON.

AN INTIMATE WILDERNESS.

8th Mountain Press

 £6.00

 

Judith Ed,

Lesbian Writers on Sexuality.

Essays, stories and poems - ranging from the humourous to the lyrical to the profound - address a subject which has rarely been exploited in literature until the past 20 years.

This book is not a contribution to the on-going 'erotica/pornography' debates, it reaches around and beyond them. Nor is it 'educational' in the traditional carved out by daring therapists.

Here the spotlight is on the writers. Exploring questions of definition, vocabulary, history, possibility, and meaning, this book brings together, for the first time, many of the best contemporary lesbian writers to paint a rich provocative, and complex picture of lesbian sexuality.

Fair / Good

1991




£3.50 P&P (UK)

ISBN: 0-933377-09-6

 

       
  BELL. JUST TAKE YOUR FROCK OFF. Ourstory
£4.25
  Barbara,

A Lesbian Life.

The daughter of a mill worker in Lancashire, Barbara Bell had her lesbian 'initiation' the year after Radcliffe Hall's 'The Well of Loneliness' (1928). Since then, she has never had the time to be lonely.

Her uncle Jack was the first in a long line of gay men who befriended her - one workmate even taught her about French kissing in the lunchbreaks. But always Barbara was on the lookout for women like herself.

She found them in Girl Guide camps, Paris clubs, Park Lane tea rooms, Hitler's Germany, London in the blitz, a Watford approved school and a Nigerian village.

She had two lesbian 'marriages' but also illicit and delicious 'flutters'. She was a butch in tailored suits and femme in crocheted lace. In a silent world she learned to be discreet but she never turned her back on love.

Living in Brighton in the early sixties, Barbara zoomed round the countryside in a sportscar, counselling heartbroken lesbians. Gay liberation ushered in a world of more freedom than she could ever have imagined when she was young. In her seventies she started 'buddying' men and women with AIDS and wore a red hat to their funerals.

Familiar to viewers of BBC2's 'It's Not Unusual', Barbara Bell here talls the full story of her extraordinary life and times.

Lesbian Biography, Lesbian History, Women's Studies.

Good / V Good

1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISBN: 0-9535880-0-9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bisexual Anthology
Collective, Eds,

PLURAL DESIRES

Sister Vision

£6.50

 

 

Writing Bisexual Women’s Realities. 

"If you're looking for a simple answer to the question: what does it mean to be a bisexual woman, then this isn't the right book for you. if you want complexity, and an entire chorus of diverse voices and experiences, then take this book home with you.

Filled with poetry, autobiography, erotica, cartoons, interviews and artwork, Plural Desires is the joyful sound of many women's voices, each singing her own story". Robyn Ochs - Bisexual Resource Guide.

Fair / Good

1995

£3 P&P (UK)

 

ISBN: 0-920813-19-4

 

       

 

BISHOP.

GOSSIP - Number 3

Only Women Press

£3.25

 

Jackie,

A Journal of Lesbian Feminist Ethics.

  • The Mystery of Lesbian III by Julia Penelope.

  • Skinny Lizzie Strikes Back: an apologia for thin women's liberation by Lynnette Mitchell.

  • Great Expectations by Marie McShea.

  • A Shock to the System by Judith Skinner.

  • Fat Oppression by Amanda Hayman

  • Lesbian Sex - Is It? by Linda Strega and Bev Jo.

  • Lesbian Liberation Later by Paula Jennings.

  • In Partial Response to Those Who Worry That Separatism May be a Political Cop-Out: An expanded definition of Activism by Joyce Trebilcot.

Fair

1989

 

 

 

ISSN: 0268-6627

 

 

 

 

 

 

BISHOP.

GOSSIP - Number 5

Only Women Press

£3.25

 

Jackie,

A Journal of Lesbian Feminist Ethics.

  • Heteropatriarchal language: The Case Against "Homophobia".

  • Writes of passing.

  • Black codes: The Misrepresentation of Black Lesbians in Film.

  • Lesbians of the Mainscreen.

  • Lesbians in Detective Fiction

  • Butch/Femme and Patriarchy

  • Butch/Femme: Now and Then.

Includes contributions from:

Celia Kitzinger, Judith Fetterly, Maud Sulter, Lis Whitelaw, Linda Semple, Anna Livia and Sheila Jeffreys.

Fair

1989

 

 

 

ISSN: 0268-6627

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLANTON.

QUEER NOTIONS 

Running Press 

£4.50

 

David Ed,

A Fabulous Collection of Gay and Lesbian Wit and Wisdom.  

From irreverent to inspirational, from politically correct to politically inept, and from fabulous to forlorn, Queer Notions brings together more than 800 witticisms, quips, and insightful quotations from lesbian and gay points of view, including:

Love and Friendship. Politics. Family matters. Sex and Beauty. Money. People we love, people we hate. Straight Men. Pride and more...

V Good / Mint

1996

Hardback

ISBN: 1-56138-684-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

BONO.

FAMILY OUTING.

Pan

  £3.95

 

Chastity,

The Guide to Coming Out for Gays, Lesbians and their Parents.

Sensible, helpful advice to those coming to terms with their sexuality. But it is also an important primer for parents.

From Chastity Bono the daughter of Sonny and Cher. Includes her experiences as well as contributions from her parents.

Fair / Good

1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

BONO.

FAMILY OUTING.

Pan

£4.50

 

Chastity,  

The Guide to Coming Out for Gays, Lesbians and their Parents.

Sensible, helpful advice to those coming to terms with their sexuality. But it is also an important primer for parents.

From Chastity Bono the daughter of Sonny and Cher. Includes her experiences as well as contributions from her parents.

Fair / Good

1998

Hardback

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOSWELL.

The MARRIAGE of LIKENESS

Fontana

£3.75

 

John,

Same-Sex Unions in Pre-Modern Europe.

"The core argument of this book is likely to surprise liberals and moralists alike: that until the 14th century in Europe, same-sex relationships could be solemnized by the Church. The prayers, services and liturgies for those unions are specific and they are uncluded in the exhaustive appendices to the book...

Even now Boswell's work is causing trouble and those scholars and reviewers who have sought to discredit him do not seem to be doing so out of an earnest search for th truth, but out of anxieties of their own.

The facts are undeniable... No reader can doubt either the quality of the scholarship or Boswell's refusal to bias his findings for the benefit of any pressure group... It is beyond doubt that same-sex unions were welcomed and admired within the early Church and the wider reach of society". Jeanette Winterson

V Good / Mint

1996

 

RRP £8.99

 

ISBN: 0-00-686326-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRENNER.

EIGHT BULLETS

Firebrand

£4.25

 

Claudia,

with Hannah Ashley.

One Woman’s Story of surviving Anti-Gay Violence.

In May 1988, on the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania, a horrific shooting attack left twenty-eight-year-old Rebecca Wight dead. Her partner, Claudia Brenner, was seriously wounded.

Claudia Brenner writes a profoundly personal, emotionally riveting, politically energising account of the murder and its aftermath: her path to recovery and activism.

Fair / Good

1995

 

ISBN: 1-56341-055-9

 

 

 

 

 

 

BROWN.

IMMODEST ACTS.

Oxford

 £3.95

 

Judith C,

The Life of a Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy.

The discovery of the fascinating and richly documented story of Sister Benedetta Carlini, Abbess of the Convent of the Mother of God, by Judith Brown was an event of major historical importance.

Not only is the story revealed in 'Immodest Acts' that of the rise and fall of a powerful woman in a church community and a record of the life of a religious visionary, it is also one of the earliest documented cases of lesbianism in modern Western history.

Fair / Good

1986

 

 

ISBN: 0-19-504225-5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BERZON.

PERMANENT PARTNERS

Plume

£6.00

 

Betty,

Building Gay and Lesbian Relationships that last.

Today, more than ever before, gay and lesbian couples want long-lasting, fulfilling, happy relationships. But in order to accomplish this, the notion of 'partnership' itself must be radically reinvented. Gay men and Lesbians must learn to imbue relationships with the same importance that their heterosexual counterparts do - in a society that still offers none of the same support.

This book written by a psychotherapist who specialises in working with lesbian and gay male couples, offers clear, compassionate advice and counselling on the internal and external problems faced by two me or two women as they create a life together.

Warmly supportve. Dr Betty Berzon draws on real life examples from her professional practice and her own long-term partnership to help couples improve communication, "fight fair", resolve conflicts, and affirm both their love and their commitment in a relationship that works today, tomorrow and forever.

Fair / Good

1990

 

Large £3 P&P (UK)

 

 

ISBN: 0-452-26308-5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 C

 

 

  

  

       
  CANT & HEMMINGS, Eds, RADICAL RECORDS. Routledge
£2.50
  Bob & Susan,

Thirty Years of Lesbian & Gay History 1957 - 1987.

More than an anthology of coming out stories, Radical Records chronicles, by way of personal accounts, the contributions made by lesbians and gay men in shaping new directions for the left and in civil liberties.

It describes vividly the resistence encountered at every stage, and the resourcefulness with which the struggle for lesbian and gay rights have been kept alive.

But the contributors look beyond the issue of gay rights. Exploring their experiences of working separately and in alliances, thay turn towards a politics which embraces a commitment against all oppressions.

This timely book warns of the dangers of scapegoating a single group in society. It will inspire all its readers - lesbians and gay men and heterosexuals - to take pride and strength in human diversity, and in the courage needed to stand up, speak out and fight for radical change.

Fair

Ex-Library

1988

 

 

ISBN: 0-415-00201-X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLARK

LOVING SOMEONE GAY (Revised and Updated)

Celestial Arts

£4.00

 

Don,

A Gay Therapist offers Sensitive Intelligent Guidance to Gay People and those who care about them.

A sympathetic and perceptive guide for Gay people and the friends, families, and therapists who want to understand and support them.

Loving Someone Gay removes much of the mystery and fear that surrounds gay people and gay identity. It shows that gay people can give support to one another, build solid relationships, and grow in communities of caring individuals working together.

Fair / Good

1987

Large £2 P&P (UK)

 

ISBN: 0-89087-505-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLUNIS
& GREEN.

LESBIAN COUPLES.

Seal

 £6.00

 

D Merilee
& G Dorsey,

Analysis of Lesbian Relationships.

Guide for lesbians that describes the pleasures and challenges of being part of a couple relationship. Beginning with issues of definition, the book charts the stages most couples go through: romance, conflict, commitment, collaboration.

Some of the topice covered are common to all couples, such as working out issues of living arrangements, work, money and time; others are specific to lesbian couples: coming out to family and friends, monogamy and non-monogamy, separateness and togetherness.

Fair / Good

1988

£2.50 P&P (UK)

 

ISBN: 0-931188-59-8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COLLINS.

GAY GUIDE TO THE USA.

Fodor

  £4.50

 

Andrew,

The Most Comprehensive Guide for Gay and Lesbian Travellers.

Fodor's Guide for finding the right vacation. Best gay spots. Reviews and rates hotels, B&B's, restaurants, coffeehouses, nightspots and other attractions for gay men and lesbians in the USA.

Fair / Good

1996

£2.50 P&P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COLLIS.

THE ART OF LESBIAN LOVE.

Hamlyn

£3.00

 

Rose Ed,

Celebration of lesbian love and passion as depicted in literature and art form. Pocket book

OUT OF STOCK - SORRY!!

Good / V Good

1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COLLIS.

PORTRAITS TO THE WALL.

Cassell

£4.50

 

Rose Ed,

Historic Lesbian Lives Unveiled.

Good / V Good

1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COPPER.

OVER THE HILL.

The Crossing Press

 £4.25

 

Baba,

Reflections on Ageism between Women.

Baba Copper, filled with rage at the disempowerment of old women, asks the important question: who benefits from this displacement of power?

She thinks it ironic that even in a woman-identified society like the lesbian community, the old woman is still not recognised and celebrated.

Fair / Good

1988

 

ISBN: 0-89594-302-6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CORLEY.

THE FINAL CLOSET.

Editech

  £6.00

 

Rip,

The Gay Parent's Guide for Coming Out to their Children.

  • Will coming out hurt my children?
  • Is my child too young to understand?
  • Should I include my partner in the process?
  • Will my sexual preference cause problems for my kids at school?
  • What are the legal consequences of coming out?
  • Should I be honest about my homosexuality if i want to adopt?
  • Are there any support groups in my area?

Reference Source for parents and counsellors as well as a tool for the adult child to understand their parent.

Fair / Good

1990

 

 

Large £2.50 P&P (UK)

 

ISBN: 0-945586-08-6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CREITH.

UNDRESSING LESBIAN SEX

Cassell

£5.95

 

Elaine,

Popular Images, Private Acts and Public Consequences.

A provocative, lively and informative book containing a down-to-earth review of lesbian sex which explores what lesbians do, how they do it and how often.

Contains informed discussion on many issues affecting lesbian sexual health and well-being, including the latest thinking on HIV/AIDS, the SM debate, social lubricants, the lesbian 'bed-death' theory, monogamy and non-manogamy, the impact of long-term illness on sexual relationships, abuse and safer sex information.

Accessible, entertaining and original, Undressing Lesbian Sex is the first British book on the subject and it is based on extensive empirical research in this country.

The results of the UK's first ever lesbian sex survey, which was widely distributed throughout the country, are analysed and explored here in the broader context of lesbian life in the nineties.

V Good / Mint

1996

 

 

Heavy £3 P&P (UK)

 

ISBN: 0-304-32849-9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURB &
MANAHAN Eds,

LESBIAN NUNS: Breaking Silence.

Women's Press

 £4.50

 

Rosemary &
Nancy,

Nuns: Set apart from us in their regimented communities by their singular dedication.

Nuns: Different... fascinating.

Explosive in tis unveiling of religious life and society, this book is a revelation.

When Rosemary Curb and Nancy Manahan - both lesbians and both ex-nuns - sent out a call for personal life stories from other lesbian nuns, they were rewarded with an avalanche of letters and calls.

In this startling, groundbreaking collection, over 50 courageous women - some sexually active, others chaste; some politically involved, others not; some still in religious life, others now outside - break the repressive silence of their orders and the all-pervading homophobia of society, to talk frankly and powerfully about their experiences.

V Good / Mint

1993

 

RRP £8.99

 

ISBN: 0-7043-4374-6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURTAIN.

We CAN ALWAYS CALL Them BULGARIANS.

Alyson

 £6.00

 

Kaier,

The Emergence of Lesbians and Gay Men on the American Stage.

In this landmark work, stage historian Kaier Curtin charts the often tempestuous struggle to get lesbian and gay roles onto the Ameican stage.

Despite legal prohibition and often vocal opposition, many such characters did appear on Broadway during the firat half of the century. The controversies these plays caused make up an often neglected part of theatre history.

Fair / Good

1988

£3 P&P (UK)

ISBN: 0-932870-34-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

D 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DARREN.

LESBIAN FILM GUIDE.

Cassell

 £7.95

 

Alison,

A-Z Reference to Lesbians in the Movies.

Whenever she appears in a film, the lesbian has always made an impression on a thrilled and terrified audience.

Often gullible and naive, more often manipulative and predatory, the celluloid lesbian unhabits a world of extremes in which she is either frigid or insatiable, innocent or seductress, victim or villain.

Over the years her image has been used to add spice to pot-boilers, sex to horror and pathos to drama.

This essential A-Z reference to lesbians in the movies covers 'lesbian films' like Desert Hearts, Go Fish and I've Heard the Mermaids Singing, as well as films that contain a lesbian character, theme or subtext such as The Children's Hour or The Hunger.

With more than 200 reviews of both mainstream and independant films, the Lesbian Film Guide offers the reader a broad view of the varied history of the celluloid lesbian all over the world.

Fully illustrated an ideal resource book.

Good / V Good

2000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISBN: 0-304-33376-X  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEITCHER.

OVER THE RAINBOW.

Boxtree

  £6.75

 

David, Ed,

Lesbian and Gay Politics in America Since Stonewall.

Charting the rise of G&L political consciousness in the United States, the victories already achieved in this civil rights struggle, and the battles still to be won.

Its four contributing authors (Jewelle Gomez, Dale Peck, Mab Segrest and David Deitcher) bring together the rainbow flag's many strands of history - among them the AIDS crisis, fundamental Christian backlash, the campaigns to end the ban against homosexuals in the military, and the 1993 march on Washington.

This is the companion book to Channel 4's ground breaking documentary series, Over the rainbow.

Fair / Good

1995

 

RRP £12.99

£2.50 P&P (UK)

ISBN: 0-7522-0580-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DONOGHUE

WE ARE MICHAEL FIELD

Outlines

£3.95

 

Emma,

The Story of two eccentric Victorian Spinsters.

For the first time, Emma Donoghue tells the story of two eccentric Victorian spinsters; Katherine Bradley(1846-1914) and her niece Edith Cooper(1862-1913); poets and lovers, who wrote together under the name of Michael Field.

They wrote eleven volumes of poetry and thirty historical tragedies, but perhaps their best work - richest in emotional honesty and wit - was the diary that the two women shared for a quarter of a century. Donoghues's groundbreaking Outline is based on these unpublished journals and letters.

The michaels lived in a contradictory world of inherited wealth and terrible illness, silly nicknames and religious crises. They preferred men to women, and yet their greatest devotion was saved for their dog. Snobbish, arrogant eccentrics who faced bereavement and death with great courage, and never lost their appetite for life or their passion for each other.

Good / V Good

1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISBN: 1-899791-66-3

 

       
 

DONOGHUE

PASSIONS BETWEEN WOMEN

Scarlet Press

£6.00

 

Emma,

British Lesbian Culture 1668 – 1801.

Looking at stories of lesbian desires, acts and identities form the Restoration to the beginning of the nineteenth century.

Far from being invisible, the figure of the woman who felt passion for women in this period was a subject of confusion and contradiction: she could be put in a freak show as a 'hermaphrodite', denounced as a 'tribade' or 'lesbian', reveared as a 'romantic friend', jailed as a 'female husband' or gossiped about as a 'woman-lover', 'tommy' or 'Sapphist'.

Through an examination of a wealth of new medical, legal and erotic source material, together with re-reading of classics of English literature, Emma Donoghue uncovers the astonishing range of lesbian and bisexual identities described in British texts between 1668 and 1801.

Female pirates and spiritual mentors, chambermaids and queens, poets and prostitutes, country idylls and whipping clubs all take their place in an intriguing panorama of lesbian lives and loves.

Good / V Good

1993

 

Large £3 P&P (UK)

 

ISBN: 1-85727-046-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DONOGHUE

PASSIONS BETWEEN WOMEN

Harper Collins

£7.50

 

Emma,

British Lesbian Culture 1668 – 1801.

Looking at stories of lesbian desires, acts and identities form the Restoration to the beginning of the nineteenth century.

As Above.

Hardback

Good / V Good

1993

ISBN: 0-06-017261-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOUGLAS.

LOVE AND POLITICS. 

 Ism Press

£6.50

 

Carol Anne,

Radical Feminist & Lesbian Theories.

1 - What is radical feminism?

2 - The origins of male dominance

3 - Love, sex and sexuality in radical feminist politics.

4 - Goals, strategies and tactics: a radical feminist weakness?

Split into 4 main sections with many subsections and some photographs.

Fair / Good

1990 

Large


£3.50 P&P (UK)

ISBN: 0-910383-17-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOWNTOWN.

DETOUR’S WASHINGTON, DC.

Detour

£3.75

 

Joseph,

The Alternative Guide to Washington.

The comprehensive Washington guide for Gay and Lesbian Travellers.

  • Best values in Hotels, guesthouses and restaurants.
  • In and Outs of Public Transportation.
  • Details on sight-seeing including four Detour walking tours.
  • Insiders guide to shopping.
  • and the complete guide to Washington's nightlife.

For those who don’t necessarily travel the straight and narrow.

Fair / Good

1993

 

 

ISBN: 0-9635983-3-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DUBERMAN, VICINUS & CHAUNCEY, Jr Eds,

HIDDEN FROM HISTORY.

Penguin

£7.95

 

Martin, Martha and George,

Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past. 

Recent years have seen an explosion of new writing about, and research into, the history of homosexuality and the historical experiences of gay men and lesbians; this pioneering collection brings together some of the best of this work.

Homosexual acts are common everywhere, but have there always been people who were looked upon (and defined themselves) as 'homosexuals'?

Is there a continuum or a clearcut distinction between passionate friendship and lesbianism?

Such important theoretical and political issues are touched on by several contributors to this book, which includes research into gay life from Imperial China to Castro's Cuba, from South Africa to San Francisco, from Renaissance Italy to Nazi Germany, from London to Harlem to Japan.

Other chapters look at 'the new woman', 'Mary-Annes', male prostitutes and 'molly houses', cross dressing and schoolgirl crushes in English public schools.

 Fair / Good

1991

Large

£3.50 P&P (UK)

 

 

ISBN: 0-14-014363-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DUBERMAN.

STONEWALL

Plume

£4.75

 

Martin,

A vivid and stirring recreation of the Stonewall Riot.

On June 28, 1969, the Stonewall, a gay bar in New York's Greenwich village, was raided. But instead of the routine compliance expected by the police, patrons and a growing crowd decided to fight back. The five days of rioting that ensued changed forever the face of gay and lesbian life.

Renowned historian and activist Martin Duberman now tells for the first tiome the full story of what happened at Stonewall.

With riveting narrative skill, he recreates those heady, sweltering nights in vivd fetail through the lives of six people who were drawn into an unforgettable portrait of the prepression that led up to the riots, which magnificently culminates when they triumphantly participate in the first Gay Rights March of 1970.

Stonewall is a rare work that evokes with a human touch an event in history that still profoundly affects life today.

Good / V Good

1994

 

RRP £8.99

 

ISBN: 0-452-27206-8

 

 

 

 

 

 

DUNNE.

LESBIAN LIFESTYLES.

Macmillan

£5.75

 

Gillian A,

Women's Work and the Politics of Sexuality.

Graphically illustrates the importance of taking sexuality into account in order to deepen our understanding of the constraining and liberating influences on women's domestic and working lives.

Creating the lives of over 60 women from childhood, through school, to their paid work and home lives as adults, the book explores their experiences of gendering in childhood and their changing feelings about society's prevalent culture of 'romantic heterosexuality'.

Fair / Good

1997

 

ISBN: 0-333-65782-9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DUNNE.

LIVING "DIFFERENCE".

Harrington Park Press

£4.95

 

Gillian A, Ed,

Lesbian Perspectives on Work and Family Life.

Examines the roles of lesbians in the home, in the workplace, and as parents. Discussing the advantages of female same-sex relationships. This book suggests that these partnerships are able to offer women more equality than heterosexual relationships.

This book will help academics, counsellors, and women in same-sex relationships understand the positive aspects of lesbian parenting and the advantages lesbians experience in these households.

Without focusing on lesbians as victims or neglecting their differences from other women, Living Difference will help you realize that living different can be an empowering experience.

Good / V Good

1998

 

 

ISBN: 1-56023-115-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 E

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EISENBACH.

LESBIAN MADE EASY.

Virago

 £4.50

 

Helen,

These days who doesn't want to be a lesbian? In literature and life, entertainment and sport, lesbians are the queen arbiters of what's hot and what's chic.

But like anything which requires a major break with old habits, becoming a lesbian is not the easiest thing in the world to pull off.

There are rules.

In this comprehensive, if irreverent, self-help manual, Helen Eisenbach throws open the closet door and makes effortless what was considered a difficult lifestyle.

By sharing her professionalism on the nuances of the lingo, the special responsibilities, the sacred duties, the correct way to seduce one's brother's girlfriend, she guides the reader through to the big question: who does what to whom in the bedroom.

Fair / Good

1997

 

ISBN: 1-86049-279-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 F

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FADERMAN & ERIKSSON.

LESBIANS IN GERMANY 1890-1920’s

Naiad

£4.25

 

Lillian & Brigitte,

The Voices of German Lesbians.

"These translations of turn-of-the-century Lesbian documents make available to many of us for the first time the voices of German Lesbians who lived during the period when love between wimmin was first named and, once labelled, described as 'sickness'.

As such, these early voices provide us with a much-needed historical context for our lives and those of our fore-runners. Once you read this book, it will change the way you read every other book on lesbian lives, whether it's history, psychology or our literature. This collection is a resource to which i will return again and again!" - Julia Penelope

Fair / Good

1990

 

ISBN: 0-941483-62-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FADERMAN.

ODD GIRLS & TWILIGHT LOVERS

Penguin

£4.95

 

Lillian,

A History of Lesbian life in Twentieth-Century America.

The term 'lesbian' came into use when late nineteenth-century European sexologists began to explore female same-sex loving. The women thus described accepted this label but set out to alter sexologists definitions and create identities and ideologies for themselves.

Faderman offers a decade-by-decade account of this evolution in the twentieth century, looking at the establishment of lesbian subcultures and the ways in which feminism and gay liberation have gradually destigmatized female seam-sex loving today.

Her often surprising narrative is based on a refreshing variety of sources, including journals, unpublished manuscripts, songs, news accounts, novels, medical literature, and numerous personal interviews with lesbians of all races, ages, and classes.

Fair / Good

1992

 

 

Large £2 P&P (UK)

 

ISBN: 0-14-017122-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FADERMAN.

SCOTCH VERDICT

Quartet

£5.95

 

Lillian,

The story of the real life drama that inspired the play "The Children’s Hour".

Miss Pirie and Miss Woods v. Dame Cumming Gordon.

OUT OF STOCK AT PRESENT - SORRY!

Fair 1985

Large

£2.50 P&P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FADERMAN.

SURPASSING THE LOVE OF MEN.

Women’s Press

£5.50

 

Lillian,

Romantic Friendship and Love between Women from the Renaissance to the Present.

A quietly revolutionary book which reconstrusts a lost history of women loving women. Here Lillian Faderman explores the different forms which that love has taken over the years, from the elaborate deceptions of Deborah Sampson, soldier of the American Revolution, to the genteel Ladies of Llangollen and the notorius 'Boston marriages' of the nineteenth century.

Drawing on a rich variety of historical sources, from love letters, trial records, even pornography and the proclamations of the 'experts', Faderman takes a subversive look atht eh traditional view of lesbianism.

She demonstrates how shifting theories of female sexuality have affected what is defined as love between women, and why what is acceptible in one age - women vowing eternal love, living and even sleeping together in the name of 'romantic friendship' - becomes taboo in another.

Fair / Good

1991

 

Large

£3 P&P (UK)

 

ISBN: 0-7043-39773

 

       
  FLEMING. HOT LICKS. Gynergy
£5.25
  Lee, Editor,
Lesbian Musicians of Note.

From the beginning of women's music in the 60s to the centre stage of mainstream concert halls in the 90s, lesbian musicians are coming out.

Proud and eloquent, they write about their passions and poilitics, their musical influences and career highlights.

Complete dicographies and a song chosen by each musician blend with fascinating personal information in this grand celebration of lesbian musicians.

Includes: 23 musicians compiling of - Azucar y Crema, Ferron, Janis Ian, K D Lang, Faith Nolan, Phranc, Toshi Reagon, Judy Small, Well Oiled Sisters, Chris Williamson and many more...

Fair / Good

1996

136 pages.

 

ISBN: 0-921881-42-8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORREST,
BIDDLE
& CLIFT.

TALKING ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL.

Avert

£4.95

 

Simon, Grant
& Stephen,

Educational guide and reference book to homosexuality for secondary schools.

Includes:

  • Talking about Homosexuality.
  • Definitions of Homosexuality.
  • Terminology and Language.
  • How many Homosexuals are in Britain?
  • How many Homosexual young people are there?
  • Phases.
  • Behaviour.
  • What do gay people do?
  • What is homophobia?
  • What causes Homophobia?
  • The effects of Homophobia.
  • Are people born Lesbian or Gay?
  • "Coming Out".
  • Homosexuality and HIV/AIDS.
  • Strategies for talking about Homosexuality in the secondary school.

Good / V Good

A4 Size

1997


£2.50 P&P (UK)

ISBN: 1-898616-09-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GARBER.

TILTING THE TOWER.

Routledge

£7.50

 

Linda, Ed,

Lesbians Teaching Queer Subjects.

Exploring the status of lesbians and lesbian studies in the high school and university classroom and in the academy.

Bringing together high school teachers, community college and four-year university professors, graduate students and tenured program directors, the volume documents the voices, personal experiences, teaching strategies and activist efforts to diversify the curriculum, the classroom and the campus.

Includes over 36 contributors From Kate Adams to Merle Woo.

Good / V Good

1994

£2 P&P (UK)

 

ISBN: 0-415-90841-8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gay Teachers Group.

SCHOOL'S OUT.

Biddles

£3.50

 

(London).

Lesbian and Gay Rights in Education.

Their are thousands of lesbian and gay pupils and teachers. Their existence and unacknowledged needs are the focus of this book. This unique collection details:

  • Why the education system should face the issue.

  • Some recent curricular initiatives

  • Campaigns within trade unions and local education authorities

  • Legal advice/Useful information.

This book is aimed at all those who are lesbian or gay or who have gone to school!

Good / V Good

1987

 

 

ISBN: 0-9506179-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GEVISSER &
CAMERON, Eds,

DEFIANT DESIRE

Ravan

£4.75

 

Mark & Edwin,

Gay and Lesbian lives in South Africa.

Lesbian sangomas. Gay miners in Welkom. Lesbian 'sporting women' in the 1950s. Coloured drag queens from the 1960s. Young township skesanas spinning the jive talk of isingqumo on the streets of Soweto. Lesbian working class couples on the Cape Flats. Gay prisoners of conscience. Anti-apartheid activists. Conscripts in the South African Defence Force. These are some of the voices heard in this path-breaking collection of critical essays, personal narratives and histories.

Defiant Desire records, exuberantly and incisively, how gay and lesbian South Africans of all races have lived in the face of censure and denial. Gay identities have been forged and explored, for decades, all over the country - from Maddame Joey Costello's Moffie Drag salon in Woodstock to Ma Thoko's gay shebeen in kwaThema; from a gay church in a Pretoria nightclub to the streets of Johannesburg during the annual lesbian and gay pride march; from Afrikaans love poetry to the new activists' firebrand rhetoric.

Defiant Desire brings together in one volume South Africa's most prominent lesbian and gay activists, writers and academics. Together, they refute the notion that homosexuality is a white, male or middle-class phenomenon. Their writing brings to life the relationship between the burgeoning lesbian and gay human rights movement and the broader anti-apartheid struggle at this time of transition. And they challenge a reawakening South Africa to build a new society that respects and cherishes all its citizens.

Defiant Desire is a powerful, articulate and engrossing testimony to the range of gay and lesbian experiences in South Africa. And for anyone interested in the sexual politics coursing beneath the country's troubled passage to democracy, it is indispensable reading.

Fair / Good

1994

 

£2 P&P (UK)

 

 

ISBN: 0-86975-435-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

GIARD.

PARTICULAR VOICES.

MIT Press

£10.00

 

Robert,

Portraits of Gay and Lesbian Writers.

In 1985, photographer Robert Giard set out to create an archive of portraits of Gay and Lesbian Writers from across the United States, His intention was to present visible evidence of their presence in our culture, to attest to their particular voices.

The result is the most extensive photographic record of the Gay and Lesbian literary community ever undertaken.

This book contains 182 of the more than 500 portraits Giard has made. The collection underscores the diversity of the gay population and encompasses a broad range of literary genres: fiction, poetry, drama, personal narrative, history, criticism, and political/activist statements.

Includes: Katherine V Forrest, Lillian Faderman, Audre Lorde, Isabel Miller, Jane Rule to May Sarton and many many more...

V Good / Mint

1997

Hardback

Large Collectable book including photographs.

£5 P&P (UK)

 

RRP £35

ISBN: 0-262-07180-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GIBBS.

CASSELL’S PINK DIRECTORY

Cassell

£3.75

 

Liz, Ed,

Lesbian and Gay Organisations, Businesses and Services in the UK and Eire.

The first ever comprehensive guide to the UK's growing multitude of lesbian and gay social and political communitites, businesses and services.

Easy to use, this practical guide gives thorough listings covering all aspects of the lesbian and gay community including where to find:

  • accountants
  • activism
  • acupuncture
  • black lesbian and gay groups
  • clubs / bars
  • counselling
  • courses (academic and adult education)
  • disabled groups
  • doctors
  • health education resources
  • homeopaths
  • hotels
  • lawyers
  • masseurs
  • media
  • medical advice
  • religious lesbian and gay groups
  • restaurants
  • sex shops
  • tattooists
  • young lesbian and gay groups
  • ... more

Fully endorsed by London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard, now celebrating its 25th anniversay, Cassell's Pink Directory brings you up-to-the-minute information you can rely on.

Fair / Good

1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISBN: 0-304-33085-X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GIBBS.

DARING TO DISSENT

Cassell

£5.50

 

Liz, Ed,

Lesbian Culture from Margin to Mainstream.

Lesbian culture has developed at an incredible pace in the UK and USA over the last 30 years.

Daring to Dissent explores a plethora of lesbian media to reveal a dazzling diversity of talent which continues to flourish despite the mainstream pressures of misogyny and heterosexualism. These critical essays includes perspectives on lesbian television, radio, journalism, theatre, literature, film and poetry.

Daring to Dissent examines the strength and creativity which have evoloved within independent lesbian culture, from the representation of lesbian sexuality on stage in Holly Hughes' 'dykenoir' and use of the butch and femme dynamic of Split Britches to the popularisation of lesbian heroines such as Barbara Wilson's Irish Catholic and working-class sleuth, Cassandra reily. This creativity exists alongside the mainstream media's fascination with all things lesbian, and the book examines ways in which lesbians have used this transistory interest to achieve a more permenant profile in the mainstream.

Daring to Dissent tracks the journey from margin to mainstream in many ways which include exclusive interviews with the editors of Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and New Woman.

The contributors to this collection range from high-profile novelists Barbara Wilson and Mary Wings and queer theorist Cherry Smyth to radio producers Sheridan Nye and Nicola Godwin and journalists Veronica Groocock and Shameen Kabir. The editor, Liz Gibbs, is an editorial consultant for the Cassell Sexual Politics list and for the new lesbian magazine, Diva.

Good / V Good

1994

 

 

 

 

ISBN: 0-304-32796-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GILL.

QUEER NOISES

Cassell

£3.95

 

John,

Male and Female Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century Music.

Many, many more lesbian and gay men have been active at the forefront of the music industry in recent decades than official histories, critical works and sometimes individuals themselves have been willing to acknowledge.

Furthermore, much lesbian and gay criticism has also omitted this, partly owing to the inaccessibility of information, but also because some of the areas - indie rock, classical, blues, jazz, the avante-garde - have seemed impassable (or plain unfashionable) to most observers and critics in the gay media. This new study aims to redress these imbalances.

From the careers of Benjamin Britten and Bessie Smith to the b-boys of rap and the space cadets of ambient, via some famous jazz figures who were never allowed to come out of the closet.

John Gill looks at the musicians in the twentieth century who were forced to keep their sexuality a secret, and the nature of those forces. It is not a book about outing, but it is a book about freely available information which the author believes should be put on record.

Good / V Good

1995

 

 

 

ISBN: 0-304-34302-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GODWIN,
HOLLOWS
& NYE.

ASSAULTS ON CONVENTION

Cassell

£5.95

 

Nicola, Belinda & Sheridan,

Essays on Lesbian Transgressors.

Explores lesbian misbehaviour of many kinds: sleeping with men, murdering them, wanting to be a man, even violent behaviour towards other women. Other offences include narcissism; objectification; buying and selling sex; and the obsessive stalking of other women.

In breaking many unspoken rules of the lesbian community, the courageous women whose lives are documented in this anthology demonstrate the need for lesbian and heterosexual society to be more understanding of difference and diversity.

Examines the lesbian transgressor's role in society and challenges the assumption that every lesbian has an obligation to protect the respectability of the lesbian community in the eyes of the heterosexual world. It argues instead that lesbian transgression can break down a layer of restrictive and outdated rules for the whole of society.

From cyberspace to separatism to spirituality, the women in this book have found positive and empowering ways to express themselves, their beliefs and identities and to resolve the conundrum of living outside the conventions of each and every community.

V Good / Mint

1996

 

RRP £14.99

 

ISBN: 0-304-32883-9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRAHN.

ANOTHER MOTHER TONGUE.

Beacon

£7.00

 

Judy,

Gay Words, Gay Worlds.

Blending poetry, legend, autobiography, and etymology, Another Mother Tongue is a fascinating account of gay life throughout history.

A panoramic and stirring celebration of homosexual culture.

"Another Mother Tongue is a wonderful book. It is more than gay history, more than autobiography, although it is both of these. It is a book of discovery and celebratiuon, of pain and courage, of humor and love. It is a multi-level historical presentation of gay life, past, present and future". - Sojourner.

Fair / Good

1984

£3 P&P (UK)

 

ISBN: 0-8070-6717-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

GREEN.

THE SEXUAL DEAD-END.

Broad View

£3.95

 

Stephen,

The product of seven years research. The first attempt by a British Author to tell the truth about Homosexuality.

Never before has the evidence against further decriminalisation of homosexual activity been so systematically set out.

The author has investigated material from within and without the homosexual network, drawing on the latest research in a multi-disciplinary approach to bring our understanding of homosexuality right up to date.

Fair

1992

£2 P&P (UK)

 

ISBN: 0-9519934-0-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRIFFIN

HEAVENLY LOVE?

Manchester

£6.00

 

Gabriele Ed,

Lesbian Images in 20th-Century Women's Writing.

From Radclyffe Hall and Gertrude Stein to Rita Mae Brown, Jeanette Winterson and Adrienne Rich, writing on and by lesbians has formed a vital part of 20th-century literature and popular culture.

Heavenly Love? is a fascinating survey of changing attitudes to women's sexuality, crucial to an understanding of sex and gender in today's AIDS-conscious world.

Gabriele Griffin looks at a century of change from 'classics' like 'The Well of Loneliness' to the 'pulp' fiction and lesbian sci-fi on today's bookshelves.

She argues that the politicisation of women in the 1960s and 70s enabled lesbians to move from twilight to limelight - both in society and in literature.

The result is a profound insight into the way women write and construct their sexual identities in contemporary culture, and will be vital reading for anyone interested in modern literature, women's studies and gay theory.

Good / V Good

1994

 

RRP £14.99

 

 

ISBN: 0-7190-2881-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRIFFIN.

OUTWRITE

Pluto Press

£4.75

 

Gabriele, Ed,

Lesbianism and Popular Culture.

The first collection of its kind to focus on representations of lesbianism in popular culture. In doing so, it registers the extraordinary diversity of lesbian culture production in the course of this century.

Abandoning the cultural high ground, the eight essays in this volume provide an invigorating introduction to the complex relationship between lesbians as producers, consumers and subjects of popular culture - of music. Hollywood movies, popular romance, science fiction and the good old-fashioned crime novel.

Commenting on texts such as Audre Lorde's Zami, Rita Mae Brown's Rubyfruit Jungle and Radcliffe Hall's Well of Loneliness, the various contributors consider the popularity and development of 'coming out' stories and the richness of lesbian personal narratives.

They examine the extent to which popular genres have been appropriated and even subverted by lesbian writers - and readers.

They debate the encoding of lesbian sexual desire on screen, and ask questions about the specificity of lesbian cinema.

Above all, they celebrate the varieties of lesbian popular culture in a way that adds fresh new dimensions to the study of the mass media and culture in the twentieth century.

Good / V Good

1993

 

 

 

 

 

ISBN: 0-7453-0688-8

 

 

 

 

 

 

H 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HALL.

WE CAN’T Even MARCH STRAIGHT

Vintage

£3.95

 

Edmund,

Homosexuality in the British Armed Forces.

Britain and the US stand alone within NATO as active discriminators against homosexuals in the Armed Forces. Recent reports have shown that more than 260 members of the British Armed Forces have been driven to leave their posts since 1990.

Edmund Hall's first book is both a personal testimony, and a timely demand for changes in the law.

The author served as a naval officer for two years before acknowledging his homosexuality and was sacked. It was his experience that inspired what is an intensely candid and disturbing account of the homophobia and hypocrisy that pervade the British military.

Drawing from many first hand experiences - including the paranoia brought on by the Military Police's 'special investigations' - We Cant even March Straight is a compelling and human plea for change, at a time when the debate on the issue is reaching a climax.

Fair / Good

1995

 

 

 

ISBN: 0-09-949561-9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HALL.

THE LESBIAN LOVE COMPANION.

Harper

£6.00

 

Marny,

How to Survive Everything from Heartthrob to Heartbreak.

Exploration and celebration of lesbian relationships in all their complexity - and humour. Based on the idea that the key to healthy relationships lies in our ability to keep refining the story of our relationships, it presents the perfect blend of advice and inspiration for every lesbian looking for love.

Interspersing real-life examples from Hall's practice (a psychotherapist with 20 years experience couselling lesbian couples), sound advice, and laugh-out-loud observation.

The Lesbian Companion takes a completely fresh and honest approach to the unique relationship issues near and dear to every lesbian's heart.

OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT - SORRY!!

V Good / Mint

1998

 

 

ISBN:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HALLETT.

LESBIAN LIVES.

Pluto

 £8.00

 

Nicky,

Identity and Auto/Biogrpahy in the Twentieth Century.

  • How does the factual shape our sense of sexuality and self?
  • How far have representations of lesbianiam actually moved from the pathology and deviancy of the 1920s and 1930s to the lesbian chic of the 1990s?
  • How do contemporary ideas of autobiography intersect with a sense of sexualised self?
  • And to what degree id the notion of a specific lesbian identity complicated by the contradictions of identity politics and the heterosexism of critical language?

In this fascinating literary study, Nicky Hallett addresses these questions by examining cultural representations of lesbianism and the personal testimony of individuals, including Virginia Woolf, Alice B Toklas, Gertrude Stein, Vita Sackville-West and Radclyffe Hall, and other , less familiar, figures.

She considers lesbian representation within the broader context of gender, sexuality, race and the construction of identity in a postmodern culture, and questions ideas od the coded, the indirect and the hidden of the 1920s and the 'out' of the queer 1990s.

Building on the numerous studies of lesbianism in fiction and popular culture, Nicky Hallett explores the construction of lesbian identities in popular and critical biographies, autobiographies and diaries, as well as newspaper stories, interviews, obituaries, potographs and reviews.

Lesbian Lives extends the boudaries of enquiry with an investigation into the ways in which lesbians represent themselves and are represented by others in the so-called factual modes of non-fiction.

 V Good / Mint

1999

 

RRP £16.99

 

 

ISBN: 0-7453-1131-8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAMER &
BUDGE.

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE GORGEOUS.

Pandora

£6.00

 

Diane &
Belinda, Eds,

Popular Culture's Romance with Lesbianism.

Collection - 15 writers from Britain, the United States and Australia focus on a wide range of cultural 'moments' in the worlds of film, television, pop music, books, magazines and newspapers.

As well as examining media representations of lesbians in the BBC's Portrait of a Marriage, Oranges are not the only Fruit, and the US series LA Law, they also explore specifically lesbian readings of Hollywood films such as The Accused, Aliens, and Thelma and Louise.

Some pieces examine pop music from a lesbian perspective, both the industry in general and the massive appeal of KD Lang and Madonna.

(Media / Music / Lesbian Non Fiction).

Fair / Good

1994

 

 

ISBN: 0-04-440910-9

 

       
  HAMER. BRITANNIA'S GLORY. Cassell
£6.95
  Emily,

A History of Twentieth-Century Lesbians.

Lesbians have fought in wars and fought against war, and they have tended the casualties of war, as the lives of Toupie Lowther, Esther Roper, Louisa Martindale and their comrades show.

Lesbians have fought the police and been arrested, from the suffragettes to Pat Arrowsmith. Yet Mary Allen and Isobel Goldingham were among the first policewomen.

Lesbians have worked for the state in the civil service, the education system and the armed forces; and their sisters have worked to destroy the British Establishment.

Lesbians have always been involoved in British feminism and they were the backbone of the suffragette movement from the constitution of Eleanor Rathbone to the radicalism of Esther Roper and the anarchism of Mary Allen.

The politicization of lesbianism has not stopped with feminism; it is closely identified today with pacifism, the ecology movement, animal rights activism, vegetarianism and spirituality.

The lesbians and feminists protesting against nuclear weapons at Greenham Common in the 1980s were inheritors of a long tradition. Through Myrtle Solomon, lesbian peace protestors of the 1980s had a direct link with those of the 1950s like Sybil Morrison, and through Morrison back to the ex-suffragist lesbian peace campaigners of the Great War, like Esther Roper.

Tracing the lives of individual lesbians against the background of the politics and history of their period, and shows the infinite variety of ways in which lesbians made their lives in Britain during this century.

This history has relevance to contemporary life and politics within the lesbian community. British lesbians have a long tradition of diversity, of action, of success and of pride, which is documented here in all its glory.

Good / V Good

1996

 

RRP £14.99

 

 

£2.50 P&P (UK)

 

 

 

ISBN: 0-304-32967-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAZEL.

WITNESS.

WJK

£6.50

 

Dann,

Gay and Lesbian Clergy Report from the Front.

"With the skill of a novelist Dann Hazel has woven together the witness of some 38 gay and lesbian clergy, all of them called by God to inch contemporary Christians toward the Spirit rather than the letter, grace rather than moralism.

A fascinating record of the struggle as religious assumptions are gradually being transformed by the realities of peoples' lives".

V Good / Mint

2000

 

ISBN: 0-644-25787-9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HEALEY &
MASON, Eds,

STONEWALL 25.

Virago

£3.95

 

Emma &
Angela,

The Making of the Lesbian and Gay Community in Britain.

In 1969, anger and frustration at police harassment in America's gay community precipitated the now famous Stonewall Riot in New York.

This uprising gave rise to the concept of a gay 'community', and to the possibilty of unified action to effect political change.

25 years on, lesbians and gay men in Britain have become an increasingly powerful voice, demanding equality, justice and understanding.

This landmark book includes original contributions from some of our most high profile 'out' personalities as well as women and men from fields as diverse as the police force and the world of ballroom dancing.

Combining personal stories with a broad range of articles on the law, gay partnerships, work, style, sex, humour and culture - Stonewall 25 shows how lesbians and gay men have set the agenda for change.

Fair / Good

1994

 

 

 

 

 

ISBN: 1-85381-772-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIDALGO.

LESBIANS OF COLOR:

Harrington Park Press

£4.75

 

Hilda,

Social and Human Services.

"An excellent discussion of the interrelationship of sexual orientation and color. It provides the framework for the understanding of discrimination and the development of sensitivity in people dealing with these issues... A powerful tool for those who want to fight oppression, individually and through organised efforts." - Isalia Rosado Associate Professor and CHair, Department of Social Sciences, Universiy of the Sacred Heart, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Fair

1995

 

ISBN: 1-56023-072-X

 

 

 

 

 

 

J 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JAY &
YOUNG. Eds,

OUT OF THE CLOSETS

Douglas Links

£4.50

 

Karla & Allen,

Voices of Gay Liberation.

Collection of the experiences and philosophies of radical lesbians and homosexuals.

Includes:

  • Join Us! An Introduction to Gay Liberation.
  • Gay People Vs The Media.
  • The Man's Law.
  • Gay People Vs The Professionals.
  • Lesbians and the Women's Libeeration Movement.
  • Cuba: Gay as the Sun.
  • Sex and Roles.
  • Moving Together.
  • Manifestos.

Split into 9 main parts. Plus a Bibliography and an International Directory of Gay Organizations. Over 360 pages.

Poor Cover / Fair Book

1972

 

Large £2 P&P (UK)

 

ISBN: 0-8256-3400-8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JEFFERY-
POULTER.

PEERS, QUEERS & COMMONS

Routledge

£2.50

 

Stephen,

The Struggle for Gay Law Reform from 1950 to the Present.

This fascinating account of the struggle for gay law reform investigates why the British political establishment refuses to accept full equal rights for homosexuals.

Stephen Jeffrey-Poulter brings together contemporary newspaper reports, articles, letters and cartoons to tell the continuing story of a struggle for dignity and human rights from the 1950s to the present day.

Peers, Queers and Commons counters the prejudice of the political system by documenting the strength and rich diversity of what has emerged as Gay Pride.

Fair

Ex-Library

1991

 

Large £2.50 P&P (UK)

ISBN: 0-415-05760-4

 

       
  JEFFREYS. The LESBIAN HERESY. Women's Press
£3.50 
  Sheila,

A Feminist perspective on the lesbian sexual revolution.

Once lesbian feminists transormed lesbianism from a stigmatised sexual practice into a political practice that posed a challenge to male supremacy and its basic institution of heterosexuality. They were heretics.

Now lesbian feminists are on the offesnsive again... against a powerful new movement within the lesbian culture towards dominant/submissive roleplaying, towards turning the pain of lesbian oppression into the source of sexual pleasure. The lesbian feminists who oppose the adoption of such damaging patriarchal practices are once again deemed heretics.

In this powerful, hard-hitting book Sheila Jeffreys charts and condemns the male supremacy and racist components found in the currently fashionable and commercially lucrative lesbian sexual scene, and argues for the rebuilding of a sexuality that is positive and egalitarian... and free from pressure to love the boot that will kick us into submission.

Fair

1994

 

 

ISBN: 0-7043-4382-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JIVANI.

IT'S NOT UNUSUAL.

Michael O'Mara

£5.75

 

Alkarim,

A History of Lesbian and Gay Britain in the 20th Century.

At the beginning of the century the word 'homosexuality' was so rarely used that most people didn't even know the word existed. It's Not Unusual charts the experiences of gay men and lesbian since 1918, when homosexuality was an unspeakable sin, to the present, when it is just another form of sexual expression.

The story is told through testimony of the men and women who lived through it all.

What was it like to attend West End premieres in the Twenties with a monocled, cross-dressed Radclyffe Hall?

What signs and signals lesbians and gay men used to recognise each other in the Thirties.

How London became a 'vast double bed' during the blackout. Why camp humour defused tension among soldiers under fire during the Second World War.

What it felt like to undergo 'treatment' at the hands of psychiatrists armed with injections and emetrics during the Fifties.

How, in the Sixties, the long battle for law reform was fought and won.

How gay men and lesbians partied through the Seventies, rallied together in Eighties and what issues concern the in the Nineties.

A poignant account of the lives of lesbians and gay men since 1918; not only the events they lived through but also what they wore, the books they read, the music they listened to, the slang they used, the people they loved, the things that made them cry and the things that made them laugh.

The result is a powerfully told history which casts a new light on our century.

Accompanies the BBC2 Television Series.

Fair / Good

1997

 

£3.50 P&P (UK)

RRP £9.99

 

ISBN: 1-85479-279-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

JIVANI.

IT'S NOT UNUSUAL.

Michael O'Mara

£7.95

 

Alkarim,

A History of Lesbian and Gay Britain in the 20th Century.

A poignant account of the lives of lesbians and gay men since 1918; not only the events they lived through but also what they wore, the books they read, the music they listened to, the slang they used, the people they loved, the things that made them cry and the things that made them laugh.

The result is a powerfully told history which casts a new light on our century.

Accompanies the BBC2 Television Series.

Fair / Good

1997

Hardback

£3.50 P&P (UK)

 

       
  JOHNSON. FOR LOVE and FOR LIFE. Naiad
£5.95
  Susan E,

Intimate Portraits of Lesbian Couples.

For Love and For Life expands 1990's essential, groundbreaking study of lesbian lives, Staying Power: Long Term Lesbian Couples. Said Our Own Community Press of that work: "... awonderfuly affirming study of some lesbian couples who have been successsful in the difficult, yet rewarding task of nurturing a 'lifetime love affair'."

WLW Journal made its own recommendation: "This is one of the major significant nonfiction lesbian titles and should be purchased by all public and university libraries."

In this new work you will come to know ten lesbian couples who have been together from fifteen years to thirty-seven years.

Some are non-white, some are Jewish, some Catholic, some are well-educated, some not. Some have children. Five women are over seventy years old. Some are the other's first lover. One couple practices non-monogamy.

How has each individual partner, and each partnership, dealt with the challenges and intimacy of sharing a life together? Learn the answers these women have discovered.

As author SUsan E Johnson comments, "...this is a book about real lesbian in real couples in the real world".

Good / V Good

1995

 

RRP £11.99

 

ISBN: 1-56280-091-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOHNSTON.

ADMISSION ACCOMPLISHED:

Serpent's Tail

 £6.75

 

Jill,

The Lesbian Nation Years (1970-75).

Jill Johnston has been acknowledged as one of the most vital, original thinkers of her time. As vangard feminist, she was at the forefront of a movement that changed the way we think about gender and sexuality.

These essays, many of which appeared in her books Lesbian Nation and Gullibles Travels, break wit convention and tackle social issues as current today as when they were writter: coming out and "outing" pubic icons; gay marriage and monogamyy; solidarity and betrayal between gay men and lesbians, and between straight feminists and lesbians; the men's movement and misogyny.

Johnston was the first writer to come out in the mass media, and the only one to sustain this kind of exposure over a revolutinary span of time.

Fair / Good

1998 

Large

£3 P&P (UK)

 

ISBN: 1-85242-450-8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 K

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KABIR.

DAUGHTERS OF DESIRE.

Cassell

£7.50

 

Shameem,

Lesbian Representations in Film.

Exploring lesbians in film from early representations to contemporary ones, spanning 60 years and over 20 films. Concentrating on lesbian desire and subtext, drawing on films such as Queen Christina, The Killing of Sister George, Rebecca, The Hunger, Desperately Seeking Susan, When night is falling, Go Fish, The Color Purple and Thelma and Louise.

Detailing their narratives in conjunction with an examination of different spectating positions and new syntheses of filmic languages.

Deploying lesbian history, black subjectivity, feminist film criticism and material from psychoanalysis, Kabir explores narrative, desire and identifications.

From castration and agency to the fetishization of beauty, from mothering, narcissism and Oedipus to rage and trauma, crossing new frontiers in film studies and feminist theory.

Good / V Good

1998  

£2.50 P&P (UK)

 

 

ISBN: 0-304-33382-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

KLAICH.

WOMAN PLUS WOMAN.

Naiad

 £6.00

 

Dolores,

Woman plus Woman is by far the most important and entertaining revelation of lesbians and lesbian lives yet published.

Writing with charm, wit, and intelligance, Dolores Klaich discusses the lives of a representative group of distinguished lesbians iincluding, of course, Sappho, Colette, Renee Vivien, Natalie Clifford Barney, Romaine Brooks, Radclyffe Hall, Gertrude Stein.

Additionally, and perhaps more importantly, she weaves the lives of dozens of contemporary lesbians into her narrative by way of in depth interviews and excerpts from a comprehensive questionnaire that was widely distributed in both the public and private lesbian communities of the early 1970's. 

Naiad press is privileged to reissue this classic in celebration of its fifteenth year of life.

Fair / Good

1989

Large

£3 P&P (UK)

 

ISBN: 0-941483-28-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEASKA &
PHILLIPS, Eds.

VIOLET To VITA.

Mandarin

£3.75

 

Mitchell
& John, 

The Letters of Violet Trefusis to Vita Sackville-West.

The tempestuous affair between Violet Trefusis and Vita Sackville-West was first disclosed by Vita's son, Nigel Nicolson, in "Portrait of a Marriage".

In a series of ecstatic and scandalous escapes, the lovers led their desperate husbands and tyrannical mothers a chaotic Bohemian dance from London to the Continent.

Violet's letters contain some of the best writing of the later novelist, by turns precocious, pleading, reproachful, scholarly, crafty, reckless, passionate - and a moving testament to her love.

Good / V Good

1990

 

ISBN: 0-7493-0320-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

L & G Media
Advocates.

TALK BACK!

Alyson

£2.95

 

 

The Gay Person’s Guide to Media Action.

When were you last offended by a homophobic story in the news media? Chances are it hasn't been that long: and at the time you probably just shrugged your shoulders and thought "there's nothing I can do about it".

Now there is something you can do about poor press coverage of our lives. Talk Back! tells how you, working alone or with a group, can make the media more responsive to your concerns. Here you'll find out:

  • How to analyze the media for subtle forms of bias and distortion
  • Why lettes really do influence editors
  • what you can accomplish in a face-to-face meeting with radio and television producers and newspaper editors
  • ways to get public attention for you organization's activities
  • style guidelines you can propse to you local media, and much more

In as little as an hour a month, using the knowledge you gain from Talk Back! you can soon be exerting a real influence on the media.

Fair / Good

1982

 

 

 

ISBN: 0-932870-10-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesbian History
Group.

NOT A PASSING PHASE

Women’s Press

£4.95

 

 

Reclaiming Lesbians in History 1840-1985.

Everything you've always wanted to know about women's history but were afraid to ask, illuminated in this lively and contentious collection of essays.

Have lesbians been expunged from history by academics and biographers who wish to deny their existence? The authors of Not a Passing Phase certainly believe so. Here they redress the balance.

Re-examining the passionate friendships pf writers such as Charlotte Bronte, George Elliott, Edith Simcox, Vera Brittain and Winifred Holtby; uncovering invisible networks between women; and exploring the fate of lesbians within the professions, they offer new insights into a range of literary and historical movements; and present a new and poitical approach to historical research.

V Good / Mint

1996

 

 

ISBN: 0-7043-4175-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOULAN.

LESBIAN SEX

Spinsters

£6.00

 

JoAnn,

Guide to Lesbian Sex.

This is a book about lesbian sex, written by a lesbian counsellor, for garden variety lesbians. It was written with a specific intent in mind: to help you achieve the kind of sex lives you want.

This book is for each of us. A call to making our sex lives ours again.

For so many years we have given our sex lives away to the closest person, family member or governement. We don't have to do that any more. Here it is in black and white: you can have what you want out of sex.

Fair / Good
(Poor spine)

1984 

Large

 £3 P&P (UK)

ISBN: 0-933216-13-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOULAN.

THE LESBIAN EROTIC DANCE.

Spinsters

£5.50

 

JoAnn,

with Sherry Thomas.

Butch Femme Androgyny and Other Rhythms.

Exploration of what happens when all lesbians try to be the same and what we can learn from exploring differences. Opening with butch and femme, then creating a new erotic language that will help to end the silences of sexuality that are the same time inclusive and diverse.

This book is about reclaiming lesbian eroticism, our history and all our possibilities.

Fair / Good 

1990 

£2.50 P&P (UK)

ISBN: 0-933216-76-9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOVELL.

WHEN YOUR CHILD COMES OUT.

Sheldon

£3.50

 

Anne,

Advice and Support for Parents.

What do you feel when your child says 'Mum, Dad, I'm gay'? Shocked? Confused? Terrified of AIDS?

Anne Lovell offers advice and support for parents, and for children wondering how to break the news about their sexuality.

In this sympathetic and non-judgemental book she helps parents explore their first reactions, to confront their own beliefs about homosexuality, to come to terms with their feelings and to try adjust to a new relationship with their son or daughter. 

Fair / Good

1995 

 

ISBN: 0-85969-703-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARCUS.

Is IT a CHOICE?

Harper Collins

£4.00

 

Eric,

Answers to 300 of the most frequently asked questions about gays and lesbians.

There is no such thing as a stupid question. In this honest, compassionate, and comprehensive resource, Eric Marcus answers a wide variety of questions relating to gays and lesbian, including:

  • What should you do if you think your child is gay or lesbian?
  • In gay and lesbian relationships, who plays the husband and who plays the wife?
  • What does the bible say about gay men and lesbians?
  • how do gay and lesbian couples have sex?
  • Have there always been gay and lesbian people?

Good / V Good

1997 

 

ISBN: 0-06-250664-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARTIN.

The GUIDE to LESBIAN and GAY PARENTING.

Pandora

£6.95

 

April,

Popular myth often assumes that lesbians and gays have no interest in being parents.

In fact, one in six lesbians in Britain have some sort of parenting role, and gay men are speaking out as never before about their desires to parent.

In this ground-breaking book, psychologist April Martin draws on in-depth interviews with families and experts, as well as her own personal and professional experience, to take the reader through many issues involved in forming and maintaining a lesbian and gay family.

Introduction by Angela Mason, director of the lesbian and gay lobbying organisation Stonewall.

Fair / Good

1994 

£3.50 P&P (UK)

 

ISBN: 0-04-440903-6

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARTIN
& LYON.

LESBIAN / WOMAN.

Bantam

 £2.50

 

Del & Phyllis, 

The most complete and revealing book ever written about women who love other women.

The authors of this book are lesbians. They have been 'married' for over 20 years. They wil tell you what it's like to grow up gay, to 'come out', to share a life with another woman, and to be a lesbian mother.

They will tell you how they - and thousands of women like them - live, love and survive in a male dominated society.

Intimate, candid, filled with fascinating personal and social history, packed with true stories.

Fair

1977

 

ISBN: 0-553-11702-5

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASON-JOHN &
KHAMBATTA.

LESBIAN TALK: MAKING BLACK WAVES

Scarlett

 £3.00

 

Valerie & Ann,

Documenting the lives of Black Lesbians in Britain.

It provides a fascinating record of achievments and struggles, debates and issues. 

Contributions from women descended through one or both parents from Africa, the Caribbean, South and South East Asia, the Middle East and other parts of the world.

Fair / Good  

1993

ISBN: 1-85727-007-X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASON-JOHN.

TALKING BLACK

Cassell

£4.50

 

Valerie,

Lesbians of African and Asian descent Speak Out.

Black lesbians have been in Britain since their ancestors arrived over five centuries ago. Although sexism, racism and homophobia have tried to deny their existence, they have survived. Since the 1980s there has been a strong, vibrant, active and visible community spreading throughout Britain.

In this challenging and provocative collection of essays, lesbians of African and Asian descent speak out about a wide range of issues affecting their lives, from popular culture, mental health and discrimination to Black lesbian sexuality.

A major focus of Talking Black is the contribution which Black lesbians have made to both the Black and the lesbian and gay communities, through politics, fashion, music and the arts.

Valerie-Mason John brings together a host of writers, including Linda Bellos, Maya Chowdhry and Dorothea Smartt, who celebrate and document this influence through insights into the lives and experiences of Black lesbians in the UK.

Talking Black is the first anthology by Black lesbian writers in Britain. It discusses issues around representation of Black lesbian in both mainstream and independent lesbian culture, through an examination of film, photography and literature. It also explores the issues of Black lesbian coming out and ageing in Britain.

V Good / Mint

1995

 

£2.50 P&P (UK)

 

ISBN: 0-304-32965-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEDHURST & MUNT, Eds,

LESBIAN AND GAY STUDIES.

Cassell

£8.95

 

Andy & Sally,

A Critical Introduction.

Essential textbook contains newly commisioned essays from a rich cross-section of international scholars.

25 chapters, organised according to the key debates, are intended as both introductory overviews and critical assessments of each studied area.

The first half of the collection surveys how lesbian and gay perspectives have reshaped existing academic disciplines, while the second maps the emerging agendas of lesbian and gay studies itself.

The contributors are experts in their fields, and their essays comprise incisive and critical accounts that both summarize existing debates and point the way to future developments.

This is a classroom text which makes ideal seminar material and contains extensive references for further reading. Directly relevant to, and intersecting with, contemporary debates in sexuality, gender and culture, it is highly accesible and impressively comprehensive.

Good / V Good

1997

Large

£3.50 P&P (UK)

 

ISBN: 0-304-33882-6

 

 

 

 

 

 

MERCK.

PERVERSIONS.

Virago

£4.75

 

Mandy,

Deviant Readings.

  • What do Andrea Dworkin's Intercourse and the Hollywood film Fatal Attraction have in common?
  • Why is the lesbian self-portrait impossible?
  • What if the Amazon in ancient Greece was an image of female incompetence?

In considering the paradoxes of sexual representation, Mandy Merck's provocative and stimulating essays range across romantic fiction and hardcore pornography, the robot and the sex goddess, Radclyffe Hall and the Marquis de Sade.

Perverse in several senses, thay aim to unsettle our understanding of these subjects by offering unlikely readings of unlikely texts - Simone de Beauvoir's little-known study of Brigitte Bardot, the gay videoporn hit, More of a Man, and the television portrayal of Portrait of a Marriage.

In each the perspective is anything but straight, the outcome anything but predictable.

Good / V Good

1993

 

ISBN: 1-85381-004-5

 

 

 

 

 

 

MILLER.

OUT OF THE PAST.

Vintage

 £5.95

 

Neil,

Gay and Lesbian History from 1869 to the Present.

Encompassing the history of homosexuality from 1869 (when the concept of homosexuality first entered the language) to the present day.

Experiences of ordinary men and women as well as such luminaries as Oscar Wilde, Walt Whitman, Radclyffe Hall, James Baldwin, Alan Turing and Martina Navratilova.

It ranges from British public schools to Berlin in the 1930s, from Bloomsbury to Harlem, from Joe Orton to Gore Vidal, from the McCarthy purges in the US to the Stonewall riots.

It covers gay and lesbian life in Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, Castro's Cuba and modern Japan and chronicles the recent developments in gay politics (including the opposition to Clause 28 in the UK) Clinton's position on gays in the army.

Good / V Good

1995 

Large

£3.50 P&P (UK)

 

ISBN: 0-09-957691-0  

 

       
  MINTZ & ROTHBLUM, Eds, LESBIANS IN ACADEMIA: Routledge
£7.75
  Beth & Esther,

Degrees of Freedom. With 39 contributors.

Re-examines and redefines the changing roles of lesbian academics.

Tracing the personal narratives of over thirty women this volume forgies new territories of possibility.

Bold dialogue is presented, historically spanning the past fifteen years, illustrating the commonalities and differences of experience, as well as the influences of race, class, age and ethnicity.

An emerging and important contribution, this collection is the first of its kind.

Gay & Lesbian Studies / Psychology / Sociology

Good / V Good

1997

 

ISBN: 0-415-91702-6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOHIN.

AN INTIMACY OF EQUALS.

Only Women Press

£6.50

 

Lillian, Ed,

Lesbian Feminist Ethics.

An intimacy of Equals scrutinises the way lesbians can, should and, more importantly, do interact with mainstream culture. This anthology is about what lesbians gain, if anything, through those connections.

Essays by writers, academics and garden-variety dykes discuss: religion, psychology, sexual practice, cinema, femininity, disability, language and community.

Good / V Good

1996

RRP £10.99

ISBN: 0-906500-43-5

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULLER.

PARENTS MATTER.

Naiad

 £5.00

 

Ann,

Parents' Relationships with Lesbian Daughters and Gay Sons. 

Most of the exisiting literature on homosexuality describes gay males, with lesbian experience sometimes added on like the tail of a kite. This book is different. It draws evenly from the stories of lesbian daughters and gay sons. It was planned that way.

This book is different in another way that was not planned, not anticipated. It shows, ever so consistently, that lesbian daughters have more difficulty with their parents than do gay sons...

  • Why did all these gay children tell their parnets?
  • What were the circumstances that led them to this decision?
  • How did they tell them - what words did they use?
  • And how did those parents react - immediately, and months later.

This book gives the fascinating answers to all those questions and many more.

Because Parents Matter so much in all our lives, this book is essential reading for all lesbian daughters, gay sons and their families.

Good

1987 

£2 P&P (UK)

 

ISBN: 0-930044-91-6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MURRAY.

IMAGES IN THE DARK

Plume

£7.95

 

Raymond,

An Encyclopedia of gay and Lesbian Film and Video.

The most comprehensive, revealing and exhaustively researched guide to gay and lesbian movies, uncovering many previoulsy undocumented contributions to the entertainment industry.

Featuring more than 3,000 reviews, 200 biographies and 400 photos, this fully revised and updated encyclopedia is packed with fascinating information, ranging from the cinema's early years right up to the recent popularity of New Queer Cinema.

Improving on the standard A to Z listing with its innovative format, grouping entries together under the headings queer, lesbian, gay male, transgender, camp and homourable and dishonourable mentions, with further sections devoted to many leading directors, actors and writers. Each entry is also fully indexed and cross-referenced.

For anyone wanting an intelligent and endlessly entertaining look at the queer cinema experience, this one-of-a-kind book is an absolute must.

V Good / Mint

1996

RRP £16.99

Large 600 pages

£4 P&P (UK)

ISBN: 0-452-27627-6

 

       
 

MURRAY.

IMAGES IN THE DARK

Titan

£8.00

 

Raymond,

An Encyclopedia of gay and Lesbian Film and Video.

The most comprehensive, revealing and exhaustively researched guide to gay and lesbian movies, uncovering many previoulsy undocumented contributions to the entertainment industry.

As Above. RRP £16.99

V Good / Mint

1998

Large £4 P&P (UK)

ISBN: 1-84023-033-9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National
L&G Survey,

WHAT A LESBIAN LOOKS LIKE.

Routledge

£5.00

 

 

Writings by Lesbians on their lives and lifestyles.

Gives a vivid picture of lesbian life as it is lived today. It draws on the mass-observation material of the National Lesbian and Gay Survey to provide an anthology of personal writings from lesbians all over Britain.

They represent all age groups and all walks of life, and cover all aspects of lesbian experience, including first sexual encounters, long-term relationships, the difficulties of coming out, and Clause 28.

With wit and candour, What a Lesbians Looks Like reflects all the contradictions and conflicting views of any community, and will provide an inspiration for many other lesbians of all ages.

Fair / Good

1992

 

ISBN: 0-415-08100-9

 

 

 

 

 

 

NORRIS &
READ, Eds,

OUT IN THE OPEN.

Pan

 £2.50

 

Stephanie & Emma, 

People talking about being Gay or Bisexual. 

Experiences of Gays and Bisexuals with others. Drawing on hundreds of letters and interviews, the authors provide fascinating insights into the lives of gay and bisexual men and women of all ages from all walks of life.

Simple, honest and down-to-earth, this book bravely attempts to bridge the gap between gays and heterosexuals and provides revealing and enlightening reading on a subject which is increasingly being brought OUT IN THE OPEN.

Fair / Good

1985

 

ISBN: 0-330-28611-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 O

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O’CARROLL
& COLLINS, Eds,

LESBIAN & GAY VISIONS OF IRELAND

Cassell

£4.50

 

Ide & Eoin,

Towards the Twenty-first Century.

Ireland is at a critical stage in its socio-political history, not least because of the encouraging prospect of an end to the war in the North, but also because of the improved position of lesbians and gays. The Republic's Law Reform Act of 1993 was the result of a campaing which established an age of consent equal with heterosexuals, and, by default, a recognition by the state of a lesbian presence in Ireland.

More recently the inclusion of sexual orientation in the Unfair Dismissals Act guarantees rights for lesbian and gay workers. Abroad ILGO's fight to march in the St Patrick's Day Parade in New York City forced worldwide attention on a redefinition of Irishness, while at home, President Robinson welcomed lesbians and gays into the Arus for the first time.

These events have resulted in a lively public discussion of lesbian and gay issues in Ireland. In this volume we present a range of voices of those who have been at the centre of the changes that have occured on their work, their involvement in the lesbian and gay community, and their envisioning of a future Ireland.

V Good / Mint

1995

 

 

ISBN: 0-304-33229-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OLSON.

The ULTIMATE GUIDE To LESBIAN & GAY FILM and VIDEO

Serpent’s Tail

£8.00

 

Jenni, Ed,

The most complete lesbian and gay film and video Encyclopedia available.

  • More than 200 Catalogue Entries.
  • Extensive Subject & Direcor Indexes.
  • Home video & commercial distributor directory.
  • Information and checklists on how to organise your own film/video festival.
  • Directory of International lesbian and gay film festivals.
  • Favourite filmmakers top ten survey.

The ultimate guide draws on the expertise and resources of the San Francosco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, which since 1977 has been at the forefront of lesbian and gay film culture, hosting the largest lesbian and gay media arts in the world.

V Good / Mint

1996

£3.50 P&P

 

ISBN: 1-85242-339-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O’SULLIVAN.

I USED TO BE NICE

Cassell

£4.50

 

Sue,

Sexual Affairs.

Collection of writing about being a Lesbian and a Feminist.

Collection of writing charts a quarter century of feminist engagement: from her ambivalence towards motherhood and marriage in the 1960s and 70s to butch/femme and queer in the 1980s and 90s; from birth control and PMT to HIV/AIDS and eroticism. Teasing out the contradiuctory layers which make up lesbian chic, political correctedness and transexuality, O'Sullivan moves on to take sides in the continuing debates around pornography and censorship.

'I used to be nice' is a sentiment shared by many feminists who don't fit any of the tired old stereotypes, but for whom the experience of injustice, anger and joy, has provided the foundation for a different sort of feminist identity. Sue O'Sullivan's feisty and inclusive analysis of key ideas and events embraces diversity and holds on to intergrity.

Reflective and astute, I used to be nice offers the reader convincing insights into the affairs and battles that have characterised twenty-five years of feminist and lesbian politics internationally.

Good / V Good

1996

 

 

ISBN: 0-304-33572-X

 

 

 

 

 

 

P 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PALMER.

LESBIAN GOTHIC.

Cassell

  £5.00

 

Paulina,

Transgressive Fictions. 

Tracing the growth of lesbian Gothic fiction over the past 25 years, since the advent of the Women's Movement and Gay Liberation in the 1970s.

It discusses a wide selection of novels and stories, contextualizing and re-evaluating them in the light of changing currents in lesbian/queer culture and politics.

The figure of the lesbian, frequently portrayed in a homophobic/misogynist light, has long been a standard component of popular Gothic fiction and film. Only recently, however, have motifs and modes of fiction with Gothic associations, such as the witch, the vampire, the spectral visitor and the Gothic thriller, been appropriated by writers adopting a lesbian viewpoint to articulate the transgressive aspect of lesbian sexuality and existence.

Writers whose texts receive discussion in Lesbian Gothic include Rebecca Brown, Pat Califia, Emma Donoghue, Katherine V Forrest, Ellen Galford, Sarah Schulman, Mary Wings and Jeanette Winterson.

V Good / Mint

1999

£2 P&P (UK)

 

ISBN: 0-304-70154-8

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLLACK
& VAUGHN, Eds,

POLITICS OF THE HEART.

Firebrand

 £4.95

 

Sandra & Jeanne, 

A Lesbian Parenting Anthology.

Lesbians who are mothers, who are co-parents, who decide not to have children; lesbians who are artificially inseminated, who adopt or are foster parents; lesbians in heterosexual marriages or extended feminist families; lesbians who have their children taken from them, who feel it necessary to give them up.

Lesbians who were mothers before they were lesbians and, increasingly, lesbians who are choosing to become parents.

Thes are many of their stories.

Fair / Good

1987

£2.50 P&P (UK)

ISBN: 0-932379-35-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POWER.

NO BATH BUT PLENTY OF BUBBLES

Cassell

£4.50

 

Lisa,

An Oral History of the Gay Liberation front 1970-73.

The Gay Liberation Front dragged homosexuality out of the closet, onto the streets and into the public eye. Its London suporters hald the first gay demonstrations, organised the first Pride March and ran the first public gay dances in Britain. The Front contained an alliance of lesbian, gay men, bisexuals and transsexuals long before 'queer' was fashionable, and challenged homophobia before we had a word for it.

Their direct action and street theatre were the envy of the rest of the revolutionary counter-culture, their politics the most diverse, their communes the wildest and their arguments the loudest. In two short years, the Gay Liberation Front created the conditions for a lesbian and gay movement for generations to come and then imploded into fragments that became our newspapers, helplines and activist groups.

Lisa Power has gethered the accounts of people who were there, the papers they wrote and the comments of bemused bystanders. She tells the previously unheard stories of the London Gay Liberation Front, of the sisters and brothers who created a brave and resourceful movement out of little but their own will and imagination and who gave us pride and anger and ideals.

Good / V Good

1995

 

 

ISBN: 0-304-33205-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAFKIN.

DIFFERENT DAUGHTERS

Cleis Press

£4.25

 

Louise, Ed,

A Book by Mothers of Lesbians.

OUT OF STOCK AT PRESENT - SORRY!!

Fair / Good

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAFKIN.

DIFFERENT MOTHERS:

Cleis Press

£4.25

 

Louise, Ed,

Sons and Daughters of Lesbians Talk about their lives.

Thirty-eight 'children' (age five to forty) come together to tell us about growing up in lesbian families.

Speaking about peer pressure, closets, custody issues, families, sexuality, coming out, school and friends, fathers and co-moms, these children - our daughters and sons - tell the truth about lesbian moms...

Fair / Good

1990

ISBN: 0-939416-41-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RATTI.

A LOTUS OF ANOTHER COLOR

Alyson

£4.50

 

Rakesh, Ed,

An Unfolding of the South Asian Gay and Lesbian Experience.

For the first time, gay men and lesbians from India, Pakistan, and other South Asian countries recount their stories of coming out.

In essays and poetry, they tell of challenging prejudice from both cultures, and they express the exhilaration of finally finding a sense of community.

V Good / Mint

1993

ISBN: 1-55583-171-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAYMOND.

THE TRANSSEXUAL EMPIRE

Women’s Press

£3.75

 

Janice G,

Expose on the politics of Transsexualism.

In this accessible and deeply caring book, Janice Raymond alerts us to the resonances and frightening significance of the business of transsexualism, the so-called change of gender identity by surgical means.

The transsexual Empire is not about the 'freakish desires' of a minority group but is about the making - and controlling - of gender stereotypes, a process affecting us all.

'As a scholar, Janice Raymond explains the "how" and "where" of trassexualism. As a compassionate critic and feminist, she also analyses the "why": the false and cruel sex roles. so restricting of full humanity that some individuals choose to surgically mutilate their bodies in order to escape'. - Gloria Steinem.

Fair

1980

 

ISBN: 0-7043-3857-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

REINFELDER.

AMAZON TO ZAMI.

Cassell

£7.50

 

Monika, Ed,

Towards a Global Lesbian Feminism.

Amazon, dyke, entendidas, jami, mati, wicker, zami are but a few of the names for women loving women in countries as diverse as South Africa, Argentina, India and Malaysia.

Amazon to Zami explores the existence of a global network of lesbian feminist activists in Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

The contributors challenge the assumption that lesbianism is a political phenomenon exclusive to the white decadent West. They explore the history, myths and oppressions of lesbians in their respective countries, and place lesbian concerns in the context of the pressing political issues of their regions.

V Good / Mint

1996

£2.50 P&P (UK)

ISBN: 0-304-33203-8

 

 

 

 

 

 

RICHARDS.

LESBIAN LISTS.

Alyson

 £5.75

 

Dell,

A Look at Lesbian Culture, History, and Personalities.

  • 8 Holy Days for Lesbians;

  • 3 Lesbian couples buried together;
  • 7 masturbatory objects, real or alleged;
  • 8 famous people with lesbian relatives;
  • 5 all-female animal societies;
  • 14 cult films with lesbian characters.

You'll be entertained and informed by these clever, enlightening, and occasionally outrageous lists compiled by columnist Dell Richards.

Fair / Good

1990 

£2.50 P&P (UK) 

ISBN: 1-55583-163-X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROSS-MACDONALD.

ALTERNATIVE WEDDINGS.

Thorsons

£2.95

 

Jane,

The essential guide for those who want something different.

A practical and inspirational guide to planning and designing a wedding with a difference, including real-life examples, checkliss and useful advice.

Planning an alternative wedding is an exciting and liberating experience. Whether you want to marry in a forest, a castle or on a beach; whether you believe in a god or not; whether you are gay or straight, this book will help you to create a truly moving, sincere and joyous day to remember.

Fair

1995

Ex-Library

ISBN: 0-7225-3123-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R O W

LESBIAN MOTHER’S LEGAL HANDBOOK

Women’s Press

£3.00

 

Rights Of Women Lesbian Custody Group

Guide for and Experiences of Lesbian Mother’s.

Some lesbian mothers do get custody of their children, but many do not. This book informs lesbians with children about what precautions to take if they want to keep charge of their children, and what to do if after all they find themselves in a custody dispute.

Written by a group of lesbian mothers and lesbian/feminist legal aid workers, it includes a survey of the experiences of 36 mothers involved in custody disputes, and dispels the myths and stereotypes that are used against lesbians. It gives practical information on immigration, police arrest, making a will, adoption and fostering, on legal aid and custody law.

With comprehensive resource lists and appendix, this handbook is essential reading for lesbian mothers and involved professionals, as well as an excellent guide for any mother facing a legal dispute over children.

Good / V Good

1986

 

 

ISBN: 0-7043-3988-9

 

 

 

 

 

 

RULE.

LESBIAN IMAGES.

Crossing Press

 £2.50

 

Jane,

A statement of the authors own attitude toward lesbian experience as measured against the images made by other women writers in their work and/or lives... The reality of lesbian experience transcends all theories about it. 

Includes: Radclyffe Hall, Gertrude Stein, Willa Cather, Vita Sackville-West, Ivy Compton-Burnett, Elizabeth Bowen, Colette, Violette Leduc, Margaret Anderson, Dorothy Baker, May Sarton, Maureen Duffy, and Four decades of fiction.

Fair / Good

1975

Ex-Library

ISBN: 0-89594-090-6

 

 

 

 

 

 

RULE.

LESBIAN IMAGES.

Peter Davis

 £5.75

 

Jane,

A statement of the authors own attitude toward lesbian experience as measured against the images made by other women writers in their work and/or lives...

The reality of lesbian experience transcends all theories about it. 

Includes: Radclyffe Hall, Gertrude Stein, Willa Cather, Vita Sackville-West, Ivy Compton-Burnett, Elizabeth Bowen, Colette, Violette Leduc, Margaret Anderson, Dorothy Baker, May Sarton, Maureen Duffy, and Four decades of fiction.

Fair / Good 

Hardback

(No Dust Cover)

1st Edition 1976

 

 

 

 

 

 

 S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAFFRON.

CHALLENGING CONCEPTIONS

Cassell

£4.75

 

Lisa,

Planning a family by Self-Insemination.

OUT OF STOCK AT PRESENT - SORRY!!

Fair

1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAMOIS, Eds,

COMING To POWER.

Alyson

 £6.00

 

(Samois - A lesbian/feminist
S/M organisation) 

Writings and Graphics on Lesbian S/M.

S/M: A form of eroticism based on a consensual exchange of power.

Coming to Power, editied and published by SAMOIS, the by now infamous San Francisco lesbian-feminist S/M support group, is a brave attempt to explore this subject both in fantasy and 'actuality'.

It is a collection of personal testimony, information, theory and erotica which should be read by anyone who is concerned with understanding the full range of female sexuality

V Good / Mint

1987 

£2 P&P (UK)

ISBN: 0-932870-28-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SANDERSON.

A STRANGER IN THE FAMILY.

Other Way Press

£3.50

 

Terry,

How to Cope if your Child is Gay.

As lesbians and gay men grow more confident in their sexuality, increasing numbers of them are 'coming out' to their parent. All over the country, in thousands of homes, the news is being broken: "mum, dad, I'm gay".

  • How can mothers and fathers deal with this shattering revelation?
  • How will the family survive the news?
  • Can they come to terms with the knowledge that their son or daughter, or brother or sister is a homosexual?

In this compassionate and reassuring book experienced cousellor Terry Sanderson guides worried and distressed parents through the stages of grief - from the initial despair up to complete acceptance.

Good / V Good

1991

 

ISBN: 0-948982-03-9

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHRAMM-EVANS.

MAKING OUT.

Pandora

£7.50

 

Zoe,

The Book of Lesbian Sex and Sexuality.

After centuries of being an invisible or despised identity, lesbianism, so some would have us believe, is suddenly 'chic'.

But behind this new profile lurk the same old tired stereotypes about lesbians and about lesbian sex. Making Out, the first ever fully illustrated guide to lesbian sexuality, changes all that by looking at realities of lesbian sexual experience.

Illustrated guide to lesbian sexuality. Four written sections - The Body, Sex Gear, Sex Acts and The Sexual Imagination, with alphabetical entries and erotica photographs, which include 5 fantasy narratives, each a story in themselves.

Photographs by Laurence Jaugey-Paget.   Large A4

Fair / Good

1995

RRP £14.99

 

£3.50 P&P (UK)

ISBN: 0-04-440932-X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHULMAN.

MY AMERICAN HISTORY

Cassell

£5.95

 

Sarah,

Lesbian and Gay life during the Reagan/Bush years.

Combines critical commentary with a rich and varied collection of news articles, letters, interviews and reports in which the author traces the development of lesbian and gay politics in the US - from the inauguration of Ronald Reagan and the abortion rights movement to the founding of ACT-UP and the recent explosion on the scene of the Lesbian Avengers.

Schulman also provides fascinating insights into lesbian and gay cultural developments.

In her coverage of many tireless campaigns of activism and resistence, Sarah Schulman documents a powerful political history that most people - gay or straight - never knew happened.

My American History is an absorbing journey through this remarkable writer's non-fiction and a unique chronicle of the debates that shaped the radical lesbian and gay movement in the 1980s and early 1990s.

Good / V Good

1994

RRP £14.99

£3 P&P (UK)

 

ISBN: 0-304-33167-8

 

       
  SHOWALTER. SEXUAL ANARCHY. Virago
£4.25
  Elaine,

Gender and Culture at the Fin de Siecle.

'Sexual anarchy' - dire predictions, disasters, apocalypse - became the hallmark of the closing decades of the nineteenth century.

The New Woman and the Odd Woman threatened male identity and self-esteem; the emergence of feminism and homosexuality meant the redefining of masculinity and feminity. This is the terrain which Elaine Showalter explores with such consumate originality and wit.

Looking at parallels between the ends of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and their representations in literature, art and film, she ranges over trial of Oscar Wilde, public furore over prostitution and syphilis, and in our own time, moral outrage over the breakdown of the family, abortion rights, AIDS.

High and low culture - from male quest romances to contemporary male bonding movies (Heart of Darkness reworked into Apocalypse Now), Freud to Fatal Attraction - all are part of this scholarly and entertaining study of the fin de siecle.

Fair / Good

1992

 

ISBN: 1-85381-277-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

SINGER.

GROWING UP GAY/ GROWING UP LESBIAN.

The New Press

 £5.00

 

Bennett L, Ed,

A Literary Anthology.

First literary anthology geared specifically to gay and lesbian youth. It includes more than 50 coming-of-age stories by established writers and by teenagers and has been hailed as an essential resource for young people - and not-so-young people - seeking to understand the gay and lesbian experience.

Contributors include: James Baldwin, Jeanette Winterson, David Leavitt, Rita Mae Brown, Aaron Fricke, Dorothy Allison, Paul Monette, Gloria Anzaldua, Essex Hemphill, Audre Lorde, Quentin Crisp, Radclyffe Hall and many others.

Good / V Good

1994

RRP £14.95

£2.50 P&P (UK)

ISBN: 1-56584-103-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SMITH.

SEDUCED AND ABANDONED.

Cassell

£3.75

 

Richard,

Essays on Gay Men and Popular Music.

Examines the different ways that gay men use pop music, both as producers and consumers, and how, in turn, pop uses gay men. Richard Smith asks what role culture plays in shaping identity, and why pop cultures continue to thrill gay men even though it so often lets them down.

These 40 essays and interviews look at how performers, from The Kinks' Ray Davies to Gene's Martin Rossiter, have used pop as a platform to explore and articulate, conform to or contest notions of sexuality and gender.

Some of these pieces are love letters (Nirvana, Take That); others hate mail (Erasure, Happy Mondays). Some figures keep reappearing - Madonna, Morrissey, Pet Shop Boys, 'Ziggy Stardust' and Suede; as do certain themes - AIDS, 'ambisexuality', camp, 'homosexualness', unmanliness, why dance music means so much to gay men though rock often says more about their lives, and how we read the stars and our desire to 'know' them.

V Good / Mint

1995

RRP £14.99

 

ISBN: 0-304-33347-6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SMYTH.

LESBIAN TALK: QUEER NOTIONS

Scarlett

£3.25

 

Cherry,

What is this thing called queer?

The 1990s has produced a new political radicalism within the lesbian and gay communities, with the emergence of activist groups such as Outrage, Act Up and Queer Nation, with their 'we're here, were queer, get used to it agendas.

But what is this queer politics? Does the new defiance signal a meaningful shift in ideology, or is it merely the wishful thinking of a few white gay men?

  • Are queer politics and feminism in any way compatible?
  • What does queer mean for lesbians, and who is setting the agenda?
  • Is queer a positive alliance or a watering down of lesbian strength?
  • Is there a queer aesthetic?

Cherry Smyth describes the development of the new politics and discusses its implications with an international group of activists and their critics.

Good

1992

 

ISBN: 1-85727-025-8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEVENS

GIRLFRIEND NUMBER ONE

Cleis Press

£4.95

 

Robin, Ed,

Lesbian Life in the 90’s.

Red Dora's Bearded Lady Cafe in San Francisco is as close to home as Generation X lesbians get. This is where the postmodern meets the feminist, where Pop Tarts mingle with pesto eggs, and the cultural influences are as likely Charlies Angels and Joan Didion as Audre Lorde and Susie Bright.

Red Dora's is also a performance space where writers and humourists of all genders have found enthusiastic audiences of like-minded girlfriends raised on feminism, television and bad music. These girlfriends are angry enough to change the world and smart enough to have fun in the meantime...

Girlfriend Number One is a night out at Red Dora's, capturing that grrrl slacker world in stories, cartoons and graphics.

Includes: Martha Baer, E G Chrichton, Marsha Gessen, Joan Hilty, Kris Kovick, Erika Lopez, Mabel Maney, Achy Obejas, Jessica Patton, Penny D Perkins, Elissa Perry, Carla Tomaso and Mary Wings.

Fair / Good

1994

 

 

ISBN: 0-939416-80-8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STUART.

JUST GOOD FRIENDS.

Mowbray

£4.95

 

Elizabeth,

Towards a Lesbian and Gay Theology of Relationships.

A great deal has been written about homosexuality and Christianity. Although generally there is a conscious move towards understanding and incorporating the experiences of gay men and women, the Church's response has been to treat homosexuality as a problem within sexual ethics.

However, a growing number of gay and lesbian Christians, influenced by liberation movements within and outside the Church, are claiming a place in the Church and finding a voice in theological and ecclesiastical discourse. ELizabeth Stuart suggests that gay people may have some important insights to contribute to theological reflection about sexuality, marriage and celibacy - most notably in the understanding of friendship to include our most intimate and committed relationships.

This is not a book about whether Christians should accept or affirm gay people and their relationships. That debate goes on. Dr Stuart's concern here is to ask: supposing lesbian and gay people were equal in the sight of God, what then might heterosexual people learn from them? What new and creative ways of relating might emerge to the benefit of the whole community?

Fair / Good

1995

 

 

ISBN: 0-264-67328-X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 T

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TATCHELL.

WE DON’T WANT TO MARCH STRAIGHT.

Cassell

£2.75

 

Peter,

Masculinity, Queers and the Military.

The campaign for queers in the military mistakenly assumes that all the rights straights have are desirable and that queers should have them too. Instead of being critical of the institutions of hetero society, this assimilationist mentally slavishly worships all things straight.

There is nothing honourable or worthy about the military. It is a homophobic institution which symbolises the worst aspects of stright male culture - violence, domination, conformity and authoritarianism.

No self-respecting queer should spill a single drop of blood defending a society that treats us as second-class citizens.

Good / V Good

1995

 

ISBN: 0-304-33373-5

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAYLOR.

A DYKE'S BIKE REPAIR HANDBOOK.

Clothespin

£3.95

 

Jill,

Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair.

Tools, Facts, Tips and Fun for every woman biker (US).

Includes photographs of San Francisco's gay Pride parades (the women and their bikes).

Fair / Good

1990

ISBN: 0-9616572-4-3

 

       
  TODD. THE DRIVE. Naiad
£5.25
  Trisha,

Autobiography of Trisha Todd.

The incomparable actress who embodied the title role in the classic lesbian film, Claire Of The Moon, brings you the firsthand account of her own intimate journey to herself.

A blend of fiction and reality... a novel and an autobiography rolled into one.

An emotional journey through feelings, crushes, the rush of first love...

Through passion and pain, addiction and recovery...

Fair / Good

1999

ISBN: 1-56280-237-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRENCHARD.

BEING LESBIAN

GMP

£3.25

 

Lorraine,

Insightful and Unpretentious Guide.

In this insightful, unpretentious guide, Lorraine Trenchard explodes the myths surrounding lesbianism, and encourages her readers to embrace their sexuality with a positive mind.

Drawing on her experiences as counsellor and activist, she examines the needs and realities of loving your own sex, and in practical steps, explains how to encourage self-esteem and enjoy a successful lesbian lifestyle.

Being Lesbian points to the needs of all lesbians, their responsibility to themselves and others, and the importance of helping other minorities.

Includes chapters on:

  • Coming out at work and to your friends and family
  • Exploring a successful lesbian identity
  • Health care and sexuality transmitted diseases
  • Lesbians and the law
  • Sex and sexuality
  • Finding like-minded friends, and enjoying relationships.

It is a reassuring and uplifting guide, both for those women unsure of their sexuality and those seeking new departures on being lesbian.

Fair / Good

1989/1991

 

ISBN: 0-85449-113-9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VAID.

VIRTUAL EQUALITY.

Anchor

£4.95

 

Urvashi,

The Mainstreaming of Gay and Lesbian Liberation.

Including Chapters on:

  • Virtual equality;
  • Legitimation, Liberation and History;
  • AIDS and Transformation;
  • The Prevailing Strategy: Mainstreaming defined;
  • The Mainstream Response: Don't ask, don't tell;
  • Beyond rights and mainstreaming;
  • Politics and Power;
  • Money and the Movement;
  • Divided We Stand: The racial and gender status quo;
  • The Supremacist Right;
  • Leadership Conundrums and
  • There are things to do.

Over 400 pages. Hardback (No Cover)

Good

1996

 

Large £3.50 P&P (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VAN GELDER & BRANDT.

ARE YOU TWO... TOGETHER?

Virago

£4.25

 

Lindsey & Pamela Robin,

A Gay and Lesbian Guide to Europe (Travel).

Fourteen destinations, among them Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, London, and Venice, of special interests to lesbian and gay men, are engagingly and wittily explored in Are you two... Together?

A marvelous mix of historical details, anecdote, practical information, maps and recommendations of sights, hotels, restaurants, bars and discos, and what to read.

You won't discover the opening times of the Louvre, but will get a taste of the Paris salon of Getrude Stein (tea the strongest drink) and Natalie Barney (Mata Hari once rode in nude on a white horse), the dream castles of Bavaria, and their creator King Ludwig, defended against a charge of wickedness on the grounds that 'he never accompanied his soldiers, apart from on the piano'!

Fair / Good

1992

 

ISBN: 1-85381-398-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIDA.

The New OUR RIGHT TO LOVE.

Touchstone

£6.00

 

Ginny, Ed,

A Lesbian Resource Book. Foreward by Rita Mae Brown.

The classic resource - now updated: to answer all your questions about being a lesbian in the 1990s.

A group of essays explores the lesbian experience across cultures (African American, Latina, Asian, Native American) and age groups.

Over 60 articles and interviews (includes Martina Navratilova, Melissa Etheridge, Margarethe Cammermeyer and more) covering many aspects of lesbian life: relationships, sexuality, health, activism, education and sports, religion and spirituality, the law and legal issues, multiethnic lesbian experience, and lesbian culture....

An extensive bibliography, resource lists, and index make this the complete lesbian reference.

Fair

1996

A4 Large

£3.50 P&P (UK)

ISBN: 0-684-80682-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 

 

 

 

 

       
  WALTER. COME TOGETHER. Gay Mens Press
£1.50
  Aubrey H,

The Years of Gay Liberation 1970-73.

In October 1970 the new ideas of gay liberation hit the gay community in Britain like a bombshell.

Over the next three years, several thousand lesbians and gay men took part in a radical mass movement against our oppression that was totally un prescedented, and has not been parallelled since.

In this movement, a new identity and consciousness was formed. This book tells the intricate and explosive history of the Gay Liberation Front, documented by articles from Come Together, the GLF newspaper.

Poor / Fair

1980

Ex Library

ISBN: 0-907040-04-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEINBERG, WILLIAMS & PRYOR.

DUAL ATTRACTION

Oxford

£9.95

 

Martin, Colin & Douglas.

Understanding Bisexuality.

For the past two generations, extensive research has been conducted on the determinants of homosexuality. But until nowm scant attention has been paid to what is perhaps the most mysterious - and potentially illuminating - variation of human sexual expression, bisexuality.

Today, as ignorance and fear of AIDS make greater awareness of all forms of sexual behaviour an urgent matter of private and public consequence, leading sex researchers Martin Weinberg, Colin Williams, and Douglas Pryor provide us with the first major study of bisexuality.

Exploring the riddle of dual attraction in their study of 800 bisexuals, homosexuals, and heterosexuals living in the San Francisco Bay area. Fieldwork, intensive interviews, and surveys provided a wealth of data about the nature of bisexual attraction, the steps that lead people to become bisexual, and how sexual preference can change over time.

V Good / Mint

1994

Hardback

RRP £20

V Large £3.50 P&P

 

ISBN: 0-19-508482-9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEISE.

CLOSER TO HOME.

Seal Press

£6.50

 

Elizabeth Reba, Ed,

Bisexuality & Feminism.

Today a bold new movement of bisexuals has emerged, demanding recognition for the truth of their lives - for their desire and love for both sexes.

This dynamic collection focuses on the voices of bisexual women, who tell of the choices thay have made and still make. Women who debate what sexual fluidity means in terms of everyday choices. Women passionately engaged as feminists in exploring the crucial intersections between ideology and reality.

An anthology of deeply reasoned and intensely felt essays by long time activists as well as by young new voices. Closer to Home breaks ground in feminist and queer discourse and will speak to many readers who have wondered where they fit into today's sexual politics.

"I think that a large number of women who say they are heterosexual, are, in fact, women without sexual orientation who are coerced by repressive patriarchal society into being unaware of and even actively afraid of, other options". - Eridani

Fair / Good

1992

£3.50 P&P

 

 

ISBN: 1-878067-17-6

 

 

 

 

 

 

WILTON.

FINGER-LICKIN GOOD.

Cassell

 £6.00

 

Tamsin,

The Ins and Outs of Lesbian Sex.

This controversial book is primarily an exploration of political struggles around lesbian sex within lesbian communities, which sets out to expose the profoundly damaging influence of the lesbian sex 'police', and to argue for unity between feminists and queers who share a political commitment to transform the institution of gender itself.

Queer feminist Tamsin Wilton has written this book as an act of resistance, 'tom-catting around the field of sex, marking out the territory for the dykes'.

Bringing a forthright and fresh perspective to debates around lesbian sado-masochism, butch-femme, dildo's, lesbian porn and the lesbian sex prefects, she draws some interesteing conclusions.

Is the dildo-wielding dyke a victim of false consciousness, or the ultimate radical feminist rebel? Who is the real 'fascist', the SM dyke or the revolutionary feminist who castigates her?

Good V Good

1996

RRP £14.99

 

 

ISBN: 0-304-33259-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

WILTON.

GOOD FOR YOU.

Cassell

 £6.00

 

Tamsin,

A Handbook on Lesbian Health and Wellbeing.

Comprehansive and accessible, dispelling some of the mystery and myth surrounding health issues and the medical establishment.

Introducing the reader to distinctive lesbian health needs, and offers information and sound advice on a wide range of issues that together make for a healthy and happy lesbian.

With wit and wisdom in equal measure, she tackles topics such as mental health, diet and exercise, sex, aging and long-term illness.

Includes a comprehensive section on lesbian motherhood which explores ways of getting pregnant, parenting choices, antenatal care, brithing and being a lesbian mother.

Outlines some of the health issues which currently concern lesbians, such as breast and cervical cancer, and suggests ways of minimizing risk.

Considers different ways of dealing with depression and specific problems such as self-injury, and suggests ways of surviving stress in a homophobic world.

Addresses sexual health with an open mind, including advice on safe sex, sex with men, minority practices and S/M safety.

Offers advice to all lesbians on getting the best of growing older, and discusses how menopause, disablement, dying and bereavment may affect lesbians.

Suggests ways in which lesbians can get the best out of existing health care services, and includes recommendations for further reading.

V Good / Mint

1997 

 

RRP £ 12.99

 

 

ISBN: 0-304-33632-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WOLFE & PENELOPE, Eds,

SEXUAL PRACTICE, TEXTUAL THEORY.

Blackwell

£7.50

 

Susan & Julia,

Lesbian Cultural Criticism.

This powerful and empowering anthology marks the coming of age of lesbian criticism and theory - the energising spirit behind much of the most exciting feminist writing today, and a vital force within cultural and textual studies more generally.

Gathering together lesbian writers from a wide variety of backgrounds, this volume provides a unique introduction to the full range of lesbian theory and criticism today, from Bonnie Zimmerman's classic overview of lesbian feminist criticism "What Has Never Been" to Linda Garber's annotated bibliography of lesbian literary critical theory with Vilashini Cooppan.

Other contributors include: Carolyn J Allen, Jennifer Allen, Paula Bennett, Erin G Carlston, Ann Charles, Diane Griffin Crowder, Sarah Dreher, Marilyn R Farwell, Judith Fatterley, Louise M Kawada, Elaine Marks, Toni A H McNaron, Alice Parker, Marthe Rosenfeld, Linnea A Stenson and Diana Swanson.

In their indespensable introduction Susan J Wolfe and Julia Penelope draw together the major themes of the book, tracing the construction and deconstruction of lesbian identities and voices both in everyday life aqnd within the complex frameworks of feminist, postfeminist, postmodern, and poststructuralist theories.

For anyone concerned with contemporary cultural critique, this vlume should be required reading.

Good / V Good

1993

 

 

Large £3 P&P (UK)

ISBN: 1-55786-101-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

WOLFF.

LOVE BETWEEN WOMEN.

Duckworth

 £6.00

 

Charlotte MD,

Female Homosexuality.

Love Between Women, written by a psychologist, is the first authoritative book to have been published wholly devoted to the subject of female homosexuality. it is based on the author's detailed statistical research but is so presented that it can be read not only by those with medical knowledge but also by the general reader.

After examining the psychological theories that try to account for lesbianism (and providing an interesting theory of her own), the aithor describes the main characteristics of lesbians, their social and other problems, and the organisations that exist to help them.

The book ends with three brief unedited lesbian autobiographies followed by the author's comments.

OUT OF STOCK AT PRESENT - SORRY!!!

Fair / Good

1971 

Hardback

1st Edition 

£2 P&P (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

WOODS.

STATE OF THE QUEER NATION.

Cassell

 £2.50

 

Chris,

A Critique of Gay and Lesbian Politics in 1990s Britain.

Charts the growth in influence of gay and lesbian assimilationism, the cult of gay perfectionism, the rise in drugs and sex consumption, the power of the 'AIDS Mafia' and the death of the myth of 'community'.

Analysis throwing open many taboo issues for 1990s queers and questions whether, in the pursuit of nebulous 'rights', lesbian and gay men have lost touch with the Utopian goals which have bound them together for the past two decades. 

Good / V Good

1995

ISBN: 0-304-33339-5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOUNG.

THE STONEWALL EXPERIMENT

Cassell

£3.95

 

Ian,

A Gay Psychohistory.

The Stonewall Experiment is an exploration of the psychic life of gay men, from the Whitman era to the AIDS crisis.

Good / V Good

1995

ISBN: 0-304-33272-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOUNG.

THE EQUALITY COMPLEX.

Cassell

£8.50

 

Val,

Lesbians in Therapy: A Guide to Anti-oppressive Practice.

This original and timely book breaks through the conceptual barriers between lesbian and therapy, and directs the focus of attention to real experiences of one-to-one practice.

The first guide to therapy to be written from the perspectives of lesbian clients, it is also the first to demonstrate the fundamental equalities elements of the National and Scotish Vocational Qualifications standards (NVQs/SVQs) in counselling.

Anti-oppressive principles are applied throughout. The conventional practitioner-teacher trainer text format is purposefuly inverted, and creates the more empowering atmosphere of an experiential workshop or a self-directed training course.

Astute observations by contributors of disempowering and heterosexist therapy methods or attitudes, and equally of good practice, are followed by an introduction to the anti-oppressive approach and a series of counselling examples, including supervision.

Good / V Good

1995

RRP £16.99

 

£2.50 P&P (UK)

 

ISBN: 0-304-32959-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Z

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NATAF.

LESBIAN TALK: TRANSGENDER

Scarlet Press

£3.00

 

Zachary I,

Examines the emergence of the new Transgender Nation.

Transgender behaviour has been part of human experience for all times and across all cultures. Whether male to female (MTF) or female to male (FTM) transvestites, transsexuals, and hermaphrodites are forming a new alliance of transgendered people.

These largely feared and taboo individuals are demanding a return of their lost civil liberties and are seeking recognition as a third gender.

A small percentage of FTMs are gay, a significant percentage of FTMs identify as bisexual and 50 per cent of MTFs identify as lesbian.

  • What does it mean for a man to become a lesbian?
  • and a lesbian to become a man?
  • How do we define lesbian sex?
  • and who can be included in lesbian spaces and culture?

With an international group of transgendered lesbians, this books examines the emergence of the new Transgender Nation and the implications of the lesbian community. Will lesbians as we know them cease to exist?

Fair / Good

1996

 

 

ISBN: 1-85727-008-8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZIPTER.

DIAMONDS ARE A DYKE’S BEST FRIEND.

Firebrand

£3.95

 

Yvonne,

Reflections, Reminiscences, and Reports from the field on the Lesbian national pastime (Softball).

Country dykes, city dykes, dykes with 4 year degrees, dykes who are feminists, dykes who aren't, dykes of different races and classes, dykes who have been athletes all their lives, and dykes who are just discovering, or rediscovering after years, the values of athletic endeavours - there are softball players among all their ranks.

Fair / Good

1988

ISBN: 0-932379-47-8

 

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