LESBIAN NOVELS

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PUBLISHER

PRICE

 

 

 

 

 

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  ABBOTT. TO THE EDGE. Alice Street
£4.75

 

Cameron,

Coming-of-age Romance and legal Thriller (Mystery).

When Anne Henderson falls under the spell of the alluring Rae Sheldon, she is a college student half in love with her straight friend Gallagher. The following of Anne's lesbian sexuality leads her into a world of love, passion, and betrayal.

Eighteen years later, Anne is a lawyer embriled in the most high-profile-and sinister-lawsuit of her career. With Rae and Gallagher both back in her life, Anne must decide what each of these women is offering her - and if she dares to take it!

This compulsively readable, erotically charged novel offers a page-turning plot, vivid characters, and some of the most sizzling sex scenes in lesbian literature.

Good / V Good

2001

RRP £10.99

 

ISBN: 1-56023-223-4

 
       
  ACKER. BEWARE THE KISS. Women's work
£5.50

 

J. Alex,

Lesbian Gothic.

Raven Delaire has sworn vengence on the woman who betrayed her. Tayler Windquest is the only woman with the power to save them all. She just doesn't know that... yet.

Tayler Windquest is practical. As a journalist, she has little use for anything not written in black and white. Until the night someone tries to kill her.

Saved from the asailant by her mysterious and beautiful neighbour, Erica Kirsten-Laird, Tayler realizes she's fadscinated by the intensely private woman... and not just as a journalist.

As the twisted plot unfurls, Tayler finds herself deeply immersed in an ancient and formidable curse. When the danger increases, Tayler must find a way to destroy Raven... or be destroyed herself. And when she needs her strength the most, Tayler finds she's hopelessly in love, but to make love to Erica would kill them both.

Tayler must trust her instincts and newfound powers to destroy the evil Raven created, and to save the woman she loves.

SOLD OUT - SORRY!!!

Good / V Good

2001

 

RRP £10.99

 

ISBN: 1-930874-02-2

 

 
       

 

ADAMS.

NIGHT VISION.

Naiad

 £4.95

 

Laura,

Julia Madison is having nightmares. Every night. All night. Both painful and perplexing, the nightmares are always the same - a woman calling out for help, only onlt to die horribly as Julia struggles to reach her.

As the nightnares become more and more vivid, Julia seeks professional help. Doctors prescribe pills; therapists theorize about past lives and post-traumatic stress. But to no avail. In fact, the nightmares just increase with such intensity that Julia finds herself slipping into the dream state during the day.

In desperation she turns to the internet, where she locates a support group for women with sleep disorders. To her amazement she soon learns that the other lesbians in the group - and only the lesbians - are having the same nightmares. No longer believing that these mysterious night visions are in their heads the women band together to discover what is really going on.

The first breakthrough comes when Julia realizes that their visions all began on the same night. A night unlike any other...

 Good / V Good

1997

 

 

 

ISBN: 1-56280-182-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADAMS.

CHRISTABEL.

Naiad

£4.95

 

Laura,

Dina Rawland knows she doesn't have to like her clients - her job is to make them rich. Her superiors at the investment firm have made it clear that her success with the finances of the internationally famous designer Leo Goranson will make a break in her career. So she ignores her famous client's debauched lifestyle and crude overtures, and concentrates all her attention on the business at hand. Until she meets Leo's exquisite new model... Christabel.

While the uncaring fasion world focuses only on Christabel's breathtaking beauty, Dina is inexplicably drawn by her strange vunerability... her sad eyes full of unanswered questions. Because all the women in her family have suffered through short unhappy lives, Christabel expects no more for herself. Resigned to a brief existence of pain and cruelty, her only desire is to leave a mark on the world before she leaves it.

Intrigued and fascinated, Dina extends a friendlt hand to the mysterious young woman - never suspecting that Christabel's touch will rock the foundations of her carefully planned life... and leave her wanting more.

OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!!

 Good

1998

 

 

ISBN:

 

       
  ALGUIRE. ICED New Victoria
£5.50
 
Judith,  

Fair / Good

 

ISBN:

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALLARD.

LEGENDE.

Alyson

£3.95

 

 

Jeannine,

The story of Philippa and Aurelie.

Sometime in the last century, two women living on the coast of France, in Brittany, loved each other.

They had no other models of such a thing, so they chose this solution: one of them posed as a man for most of their life together; they were married, adopted a child, and were very happy together.

The one who posed as a man was lost at sea, ad a statue was erected to her, symbolising all the collective losses suffered by their small town.

Many years later, when it was known that she had in fact been a woman, the statue was destroyed by angry and frightened people.

This legend is still told in Brittany.

Fair / Good

1984

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALLEN.

THE WOMAN WHO OWNED THE SHADOWS.

 Spinsters / Aunt Lute

 £4.25

 

Paula Gunn,

The woman who own the shadows is the first novel written by an American Indian woman about and Indian woman pubished in the last 50 years.

The book starts where the rest of the world leaves Indians off: at the brink of death. Ephanie Atencio is in the midst of a breakdown from which she can barely move. She has been left by her husband and is unable to take care of her children.

To heal, Ephanie must seek, however gropingly, her own future. She leaves New Mexico for San Francisco, where she begins the again the process of remembering, opf trying to sort out the parts of her.

She marries a Nisei man, Thomas Yoshuri, feeling that if he needs her, she has a structure she needs. She knows him, but she doesn't. And she can't know herself through him. She begins to spend more time with a white woman friend, Teresa, but realizes she can only talk so far with her too.

And then, she spends a summer alone, and it is there she comes to her final remembering, and the way to her future. No longer seeking herself through men, she discovers her primary connections are to the spirit women of her people and to the women of her own world.

 Fair / Good

1983

 

 

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ALLENDE.

THE HOUSE OF SPIRITS.

Black Swan

£3.50

 

Isabel,

Family Saga spanning 4 generations (Lesbian Content) TV/Film.

Family saga populated by a memorable, often eccentric cast of characters.

Together, men and women, spirits, the forces of nature, and of history, converge in an unforgettable, wholly absorbing and briliantly realised novel that is as richly entertaining as it is a masterpiece of modern literature.

Good / VGood

1994

 

ISBN:

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALLISON.

TRASH.

Flamingo

£3.75

 

Dorothy,

From the tale of Shannon Pearl, the crazy, brooding albino child who, 'had she been stronger or smarter would have been dangerous' to the tragedy of Aunt Cora, who 'packed up biscuits, cold chicken and Coca Cola' and left home with her 4 gorls, Dorothy Allison casts an unblinking eye over the poor 'white trash' people of the American South.

Drawing on her own background, the stories and poems in Trash also form a remarkable confessional portrait of Allison herself, a lesbian, whose flight from her own violent, abusive family upbrining brought a hard-won but exhilarating emotional and sexual freedom.

Raw, chillingly honest and inspiring, she writes with unforgettable force and vision.

 Fair / Good

1995

 

ISBN:

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALLISON.

BASTARD OUT OF CAROLINA.

Flamingo

£3.50

 

Dorothy,

The story of a `white-trash' family of hard drinking men and indomitable women. Proudest of them all is Ruth Anne, known as Bone.

With little hope of employment beyond the textile mills and roadside diners, Bone dreams of a life not only away from Greenville, but also far away from Daddy Glen, her step father, whose sly coldness and dangerous fury will test the love of them all

Good / V Good

1993

ISBN:

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALTHER.

FIVE MINUTES IN HEAVEN.

Viking

£7.50

 

Lisa,

A Love Story in four acts.

Set in the Tennessee mountains in the 1950s, New York City of the 1960s and finally in Paris, the novel weaves together the strands of thirty years in the life of a woman named Jude.

The early loss of her mother; her erotically charged relationship with a childhood girlfriend; the blossoming of intimacy with a young gay man who is murdered in the brutal aftermath of the Stonewall riots; the evolution of a tempestuous liason with a married woman; Jude's apprenticeship in the arts of seduction in Paris.

OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!!

Good / V Good

1995

Hardback

Large £3 P&P (UK)

ISBN:

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALTHER.

KINFLICKS

Penguin

£2.50

 

Lisa,

Teenage sex-freaks, serious sophomores, lesbian hippies, thwated suburban mothers - America is full of 'em, but none quite like our heroine who is all of these and more.

The Comical "Coming Out" Story of Ginny Babcock...

Good / V Good

1985

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALTHER.

ORIGINAL SINS.

Penguin

£2.50

 

Lisa,

American life from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s. These were years of upheaval and change for the whole Western world. Morals, codes, taboos were tossed into the air, examined in mid flight, and seen to land in the most surprising places.

Lisa Alther brings those years to life through the eyes of five 'heroes' (Sally, Emily, Raymond, Jed and Donny). We meet them first in childhood when their lives are as tightly entangled as the roots of the giant tree which is at the heart of their play and of their fantasies.

With tremendous skill, and brilliantly sustained nerve, Lisa Alther shifts us into the lived realities of five Americans, into the worlds of South and North, poor and rich, black and white, male and female, weaving together vastly different threads which make up the rich complex called America.

OUT OF STOCK - SORRY!!!

Fair / Good

1981

 

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ALTHER.

ORIGINAL SINS.

Women's Press

£4.95

 

 

Lisa,

American life from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s. These were years of upheaval and change for the whole Western world. Morals, codes, taboos were tossed into the air, examined in mid flight, and seen to land in the most surprising places.

Lisa Alther brings those years to life through the eyes of five 'heroes' (Sally, Emily, Raymond, Jed and Donny). We meet them first in childhood when their lives are as tightly entangled as the roots of the giant tree which is at the heart of their play and of their fantasies.

With tremendous skill, and brilliantly sustained nerve, Lisa Alther shifts us into the lived realities of five Americans, into the worlds of South and North, poor and rich, black and white, male and female, weaving together vastly different threads which make up the rich complex called America.

Fair / Good

1981

 

Hardback

£2.50 P&P (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALTHER.

OTHER WOMEN

Penguin

£2.95

 

Lisa,

The story of Caroline Kelly, who after a string of unsuccessful relationships enlists for therapy.

Fair / Good

1985

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALTHER.

OTHER WOMEN

Penguin

£3.75

 

Lisa,

The story of Caroline Kelly, who after a string of unsuccessful relationships enlists for therapy.

Large - Hardback

Fair / Good

1985

£2.95 P&P (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALTHER.

BEDROCK

Penguin

£3.75

 

Lisa,

Clea - sophisticated, passionately urban, successful photographer of beautiful facades - has fallen in love with the simpole life. The small Vermont town of Roches Ridge will be her rural idyll, the detox tank where she will learn the serenity of slower rhythms and cure her compulsion to complication.

But as Roches Ridge draws Clea into its rhythms, it reveals a morass of increasingly bizarre imperfections beneath its picture-perfect surface: less rural idyll than 'Cold Comfort Farm'. And gradually, Clea is forced to examine the reality behind her own illusions...

 Fair/ Good

1990

 

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ALTHER.

BEDROCK

Penguin

£4.25

 

Lisa,

As Above.

Hardback 

1989

 

       
  AMBERLAKE.  THE DOMINO TATTOO. Nexus
£3.00
 
Cyrian, Adult / Sexual.
Fair / Good
 

 

 

 

 

 

ANSHAW.

AQUAMARINE.

Virago

£3.25

 

Carol,

With striking ingenuity, Aquamarine explores the intricate ways early choices, made impulsively or agonisingly, reverberates throughout a life.

On the verge of turning forty in 1990, Jesse Austin's three equally plausible lives are shown in triptych: married, pregnant, living in her home town of New Jerusalem, Missouri and having an illicit affair with a maverick skywriter almost half her age; lesbian English professor in New York bringing her lover back to Missouri on a visit; divorced mother of two, running a down-and-out swimming academy in Venus Beach, Florida.

Each is haunted by the moment she can't get back to, the moment hidden behind the aquamarine, when she lost the gold medal for the hundred-metre freestyle at the 1968 Olympics to a fatally seductive Australian swimmer named Marty Finch.

Good / V Good

1993

 

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ANSHAW.

SEVEN MOVES.

Virago

£3.75

 

Carol,

Chris, a psychologist, and her girlfriend Taylor, a travel photographer, enjoy their life of urban domesticity - the two women share a house, a dog and a life until one day, out of the blue, Taylor vanishes.

As her anger turns to alarm, Chris is left desperately following clues through friends. A random discovery sees her visions of kidnap and abduction re-shape themselves into more familiar fears as she findes herself confronting a side to taylor she never knew was there.

Following a trail that leads to morocco and home again, Seven Moves powerfully tracks Chris's gradual recognition that no one can ever truly know another person's soul.

Good / V Good

1998

ISBN:

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANSHAW.

SEVEN MOVES.

Mariner

£4.25

 

Carol,

Chris, a psychologist, and her girlfriend Taylor, a travel photographer, enjoy their life of urban domesticity - the two women share a house, a dog and a life until one day, out of the blue, Taylor vanishes.

As her anger turns to alarm, Chris is left desperately following clues through friends. A random discovery sees her visions of kidnap and abduction re-shape themselves into more familiar fears as she findes herself confronting a side to taylor she never knew was there.

Following a trail that leads to morocco and home again, Seven Moves powerfully tracks Chris's gradual recognition that no one can ever truly know another person's soul.

Good / V Good

1998

ISBN:

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARNOLD.

SISTER GIN.

Women's Press

£3.50

 

 

June,

The story of 2 old Gin drinking women and their life together.

Tidy, successful Su, who has 'long ago surrendered to the loneliness of being right', confronts the wrongness of her life at the age of fifty.

Her peace of mind is invaded by hot flushes, frustrated creativity, and a growing compulsion to leave her lover, Bettina.

She is haunted by the insistent voice of 'Sister Gin', whose anarchic verbal vibrations materialise disturbingly in Su's locked desk drawer.

But hope waits in the person of Mamie Carter, a wily 77-year-old grandmother, whose Tuesday afternoon bridge club doubles as an efficient vigilante gang dealing out suitable punishments to local rapists.

Poor / Fair

1975

 

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  ARROWSMITH.  MANY ARE CALLED. Only Women Press
£4.50
 
Pat,    

Fair / Good

ISBN:

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARROWSMITH.

SOMEWHERE LIKE THIS.

GMP

£3.95

 

Pat,

"In Collingwood, butches were relatively scarce, hence sought after in a way they never were outside, even in the gay clubs. Lorry did not care whether the other prisoners desired her for herself because they were fem or because they were simply ordinary women looking for an ersatz man. It was enough for her that she was generally popular".

This somewhere is Collingwood prison - a thinly disguised Holloway in the late sixties. Butch young burglar Lorry knows its walls well by the time she meets fluffy first offender Mavis.

Fair / Good

1990

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AZOLAKOV.

CASS AND THE STONE BUTCH.

Banned Books

£3.95

 

Antoinette,

Minutes later, clean and damp, I picked up the beer again and strolled naked into the bedroom to get into some clean, non-working clothes. I went through the door and stopped dead.

On the bed were three alien laundry bags, stuffed full, and on my dresser, taking up nearly the whole top, was a huge portable radio-cassette player with dual speakers. Apparently Lester had moved in.

Cass and the Stone Butch is a little bit love story, a little bit mystery, and mainly a book about lesbian friendship.

Fair / Good

1987

ISBN:

 

 

 

 

 

 

AZOLAKOV.

THE CONTACTEES DIE YOUNG.

Banned Books

£3.95

 

Antoinette,

Nightmare, UFO abduction - or murder? Introducing T.D. Renfro, lesbian therapist/detective in a passionate, dangerous mystery/adventure.

Romantic, explicit love scenes, fascinating characters. Set in the pine forests of East Texas, Azolakov's third book is a blockbuster.

 Good

1986

 

 

 

 

 

 

AZPADU.

SATURDAY NIGHT IN THE PRIME OF LIFE.

Aunt Lute

£3.50

 

Dodici,

I can't believe they're going to let one of us bury the other in peace. A fiftieth birthday toast by Neddie to her lover, Lindy. And as it turns out, they're not.

After 26 years, balancing a carefully constructed, fragile world of their choosing, the two women face a new hurdle. Concetta, the proud and aging Sicilian-American mother of Neddie, is making motions of reconciliation after 30 years of rejecting her daughter and her lifestyle.

Though primarily Neddie and Lindy's story, the context - the trap - is the male dominated Sicilian culture that affects the women who exist inside and outside it.

Fair

1983

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BALLETBO-
COLL.

COSTA BRAVA.

Naiad

£4.50

 

Marta,

Set amidst the beauty of Barcelona and the breathtaking splendor of Spain's Mediterranean coast, Costa Brava chronicles the heartwarming, humorous love story of openly lesbian Anna, a Barcelonian tour guide and performance artist, and semi-closeted Montserrat, a Tel Aviv-born/Boston-bred seismic engineer.

You'll delight in the adventures and misadventures that lead these two very different, sometimes difficult, women on a passionate journey to love and happiness.

SORRY - OUT OF STOCK !!!!

Good 1997

 

 

 

 

 

 

BANNON.

WOMEN IN THE SHADOWS.

Consul

£2.50

 

Ann,

 SORRY - OUT OF STOCK !!!!

Fair 1966

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BARNES

NIGHTWOOD.

A New Directions

 £2.75

 

Djuna,

Few novels in our time have recieved the extrordinary praise accorded Djuna Barnes' NIGHTWOOD.

Originally published in 1936, it is recognised as one of the works that has changed the climate of the written word.

It is the story of Robin Vote and those she destroys - her husband the "Baron," their child Guido, and the two women, Nora and Jenny, who love her; the whole illuminated by the fantastic monologues of the renegade doctor, Matthew O'Conner, one of the strangest characters in all fiction.

Fair / Good

1961

ISBN:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 BARR.

BITTERSWEET.

 Perenial

£4.50

 

 Nevada,

Heart-wrenching yet tender tale of two women whose boundless devotion to each other is continually challenged in nineteenth century America.

"Barr has drawn on women's diaries from the Old West to bring detail to this unusual romance. The result is an intriguing story, sensitive and aauthentic-sounding, and far different from what is usually considered a Western novel". - The Miami Herald.

 Good / V Good.

2001

ISBN:

 

       
  BAUDEN. NURTURING SOULS. JHP
£5.50
 
D S,
 
Good / V Good
 

 

 

 

 

 

BAYLIS.

VILA

Brilliance

£3.50

 

Sarah,

The story of Masha and Nina, 2 young women who fall into the enchanted river by their village...

A rollicking adventure story with tree people, water witches, villians and a happy ending.

Fair / Good

1984

 

       
  BEERS. TURNING THE PAGE. Yellow Rose
£5.95

 

Georgia,

Melanie Larson is an attractive, extremely succesful business executive who shocks herself by resigning from her job when her company merges with another and relocates.

While trying to decide what to do with her life next and at the urging of her uncle, Melanie heads to Rochester, New York, to stay temporarily with her cousin Samantha. She hopes to use her business savvy in an attempt to help Sam sort out the financial woes of her small bookstore.

During her stay, Melanie meets and becomes close to the family that owns the property on which Samantha lives, the charming Benjamin Rhodes, a distinguished, successful businessman, as well as his beautiful and intriguing daughter Taylor. Surprised by what and how she feels for each of them, Melanie is soon forced to face the facts and re-examine what's really important to her life, career and love.

Fair / Good

2001

RRP £12.50

Large £2 P&P (UK)

 

ISBN: 1-93092-851-3

 
       
  BENNETT. A QUESTION OF LOVE. Naiad
£5.50
 
Saxon,  
Good / V Good
 
       
  BLACKBRIDGE.  PROZAC HIGHWAY. Marion Boyars
£4.75
 
Persimmon,      

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLUM.

AMNESTY.

Alyson

 £4.25

 

Louise A,

When Maura Jaeger's father dies, she must return to the small town where she grew up and from which her family exiled her for being a lesbian.

Forced to reexamine the childhood she has fought so hard to forget, Maura must grant herself her own amnesty and begin to live life on her own terms.

Fair / Good

1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOULTER.

AROUND THE HOUSES.

Serpents Tail

 £3.95

 

Amanda,

Anna, is an ordinary woman in an extraordinary situation. She's having a baby, the father's gay, her lover's a woman and she still hasn't told her parents.

Her best friend Ruby, is feckless, forty and fondling every man she can. Her neighbours are the OAP's from hell and across the road Greg is pining for Acorn, the eco-poet who abondoned them with their baby. Into all this walks Shirley.

She's left her provincial home and desperatley needs a life: but Pearl, her mother, is coming too. In Around the Houses, Anna and her new family deal with the consequences of coming out; Ruby has to face up to a violent past: Shirley falls for Greg; and Pearl finds true self at the Cosmic Cafe.

 Good

2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOWLES.

TWO SERIOUS LADIES.

Virago

£1.95

 

Jane,

The decline into Debauchery of 2 very different women.

Christina, a wealthy spinster in pursuit of sainthood - who ends up as a high class call-girl; and Frieda, who abndons her stick of a husband for love of Pacifica, a Panamanian prostitute - and ends up more or less permanently under the influence.

Fair b 1979

Ex-Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOWLES.

TWO SERIOUS LADIES.

Virago

£3.25

 

Jane,

The decline into Debauchery of 2 very different women.

Christina, a wealthy spinster in pursuit of sainthood - who ends up as a high class call-girl; and Frieda, who abndons her stick of a husband for love of Pacifica, a Panamanian prostitute - and ends up more or less permanently under the influence.

Fair / Good

1979

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOWEN.

THE GIRLS.

Guild

£3.75

 

John,

Janet and Susan live just outside a village in the agricultural Midlands, where they run a Gift Shop selling country crafts and home-produced comestibles.

One day in the summer of 1974 a pig escapes in the village and runs loose in the shop.

This is the first event in an odd, not to say bizarre, chain which encompasses birth, death and the joys and anxieties of parenthood; the contentment of country life and the whiff of the cess-it; the natural and supernatural in shocking and outrageous forms; sex in the back of a Transit van at an Inland Waterways Ralley; flying accusations at a Flower Show; a watcher in the woods; the decline and fall of the village policeman; and useful information on how to make cheese from goats' milk.

Fair / Good

1986

Hardback

 

 

       
  BOYD. THE REVOLUTION OF LITTLE GIRLS. Vintage
£3.95
     
Good / V Good
 

 

 

 

 

 

BRADY.

FOLLY

Crossing Press

£3.75

 

Maureen,

Set in a Carolina mill town, it is the story of a union strike by Women workers, who sew in the local factory and more importantly of the friendships between them.

Limited and spurred by their economic realities, the women of Folly break the stereotype of women as victims as they expand their lives and personal visions through experiences that show them their common ground as well as their differences.

When they triumph, they celebrate their strength. When they fall in love, the unexpected happens.

Fair / Good

1982

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRANTENBERG.

THE DAUGHTER'S OF EGALIA.

Journeyman

£3.75

 

Gerd,

"That's the way of nature, Christopher, my love. I give birth and you receive. After all, it is menwim who beget children!"

Translated from Norwegian by Louis Mackay.

Good 1985

Large £2 P&P (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRAVERMAN.

The JOURNALS of BETH JORDACHE:

Boxtree

£3.25

 

 

Rachel,

Beth Jordache is a young woman with a past haunted by disturbing secrets and a future shrouded in uncertainty.

The tightly-knit community of Brookside Close is a difficult place for someone who must keep her private life strictly private abd Beth, having been unable to shre her thoughts and feelings for so long, ours her heart out into this journal.

For years she witnessed the vicious beatings of her mother, by her violent alcoholic father and was herself abused and brutilised by the man.

Here Beth gives her own account of her father's grisly demise; she tells of the torment involved for her, her mother and her sister in concealing his disappearance.

She describes the dilemma in which she finds herself when she risks losing her best friend, Margaret, by coveting her as a lover and she writes about the confusion and turmoil of struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality.

Based on Channel Four's Top-rated Tv Show - Brookside.

OUT OF STOCK - SORRY!

Good

1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRAVERMAN.

BETH JORDACHE: The NEW JOURNALS.

Boxtree

£2.95

 

Rachel,

Beth Jordache has had an eventful and difficult year. But one event has paled all the others into significance; the grisly discovery of Trevor Jordache's body and Beth and her mother's arrest for murder...

Follows the story of Beth’s arrest, her relationship with her family and her break-up with Chris.

Based on Channel Four's Top-reated Tv Show - Brookside.

OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!!

Good / V Good

1995

 

       
  BROPHY.  THE FINISHING TOUCH. GMP
£3.50
  Brigid,  
Fair / Good
 
       
  BROWN. ALMA MATER. Ballantine
£5.50
 
Rita Mae,    
Good / V Good
 

 

 

 

 

 

BROWN.

BINGO

Bantam

£3.50

 

 

Rita Mae,

Straddling the Mason-Dixon Line since before the Civil War is Runnymede. And it seems that ever since then, most people in the town have been inherently split: between good and bad, or love and sex, or male and female, or politics and sobriety.

Nicole (Nickel) Smith is in such a dilemma herself - here she is, an avowed lesbian, having an affair that would shock Runnymedeas much as it shocks nickel herself.

And her work seems to be going to the dogs, too, when the beloved newspaper where she is an editor is put up for for sale. thank goodness the weekly bingo games still go on, though Nickel is a little weary of playing referee there for the flamboyant Hunsenmeir sisters, Louise and Julia, Nickels momma, who are now pushing ninety but clawing like cats over handsome newcomer Ed Tutweiler Walters.

A parade of townsfolk and kin weave their colourful way through the trails, tribulations, and ultimate triumphs of our heroines, in this spirited novel of the South that appears as much to the funny bone as to the heart.

Fair / Good

1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

BROWN.

IN HER DAY

Bantam

£3.25

 

Rita Mae,

Elegant art history professor Carole Hanratty insists brains transcend lust - unitl she crashes into Ilse, a revolutionary feminist flush with the arrogance of youth.

Blazing with rhetoric, their romance is a sexual and ideological inferno. Ilse ccampaigns to get Carole to join The Movement, but 44 year old Carole and her zany peers have 20 years of fight behind them and are wary of causes bogged down in talk.

After all, says Carole's best friend, the real reason for a revolution is so the good things in life circulate. her idea of subversion is hiring a Rolls-Royce to go to McDonald's.

Fair / Good

1988

 

 

 

 

 

 

BROWN.

RUBYFRUIT JUNGLE.

Penguin

£3.95

 

Rita Mae,

Molly Bolt - just another dirt-poor little ole Southern girl who played doctor with the boys and lost her virginity to her girl friend in the sixth grade..

Molly Bolt - the skinny, big mouthed brat who grew up beautiful, mesmerised the head cheerleader of Ft Lauderdale High and captivated a gorgeous heiress.

The girl who made a spectacular exit from college and took off for New York to become the greatest film maker that ever lived...

Molly Bolt - she's funny, reckless and doesn't give a damn. An all-American, true-blue gay - and proud of it!

Fair / Good

1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

BROWN.

SIX OF ONE.

Penguin

£3.25

 

Rita Mae,

Whether careening through town propelling cars like long range missiles, or laying waste to a costumed July Fourth parade, Wheezie ans Juts Hunsenmeir are Runnymede's most irrepressible, mule-headed sister act.

Together these unrivaled Southern siblings cheerfully rasie hell - and a hell of a family - among some of the most colorful townsfolk you're ever likely to meet.

Chief among them is elegant Celeste Chalfonte. As exquisite as she is fearless, celeste kills a man and marries a woman, sloe-eyed Ramelle Bowman. And when Ramelle has Curtis Chalfonte's child, no one bats an eye- even though Ramelle has no intention of leaving her beloved Celeste.

The there's Fannie jump Creighton who runs a speakeasy in her mansion. And activist Fairy Thatcher, who disappears into hitler's Germany. Through it all run Wheezie and Juts, heading pell-mell into the future with their hands firmly gripped around each others throats.

Spanning more than 50 years of the tumultuous 20th century, it is a joyous celebration of the human spirit - and the ties binding even the unlikeliest families.

Fair / Good

1979

 

 

 

 

 

 

BROWN.

SUDDEN DEATH

Bantam

£3.25

 

Rita Mae,

Carmen Semana loves three things passionately: tennis, money and professor Harriet Rawls. Just 24, Carmen is at her peak as one of the world's top-seeded tennis champions, determined to win the coveted Grand Slam.

She is protected from everything but the gruelling demands of her sport bu an avaricious agent and her devoted and gutsy Harriet. All the odds are in her favour. but there are weeds growing in her paradise patch. Carmens very Latin brother, Miguel, parlays her success into a financial house of cards with deals that include smuggling, forgery and fraud.

Susan Reilly, Carmen's archrival and former lover, leaks word of Cramen's relationship to the press - and tennis's best kept secret is blown into a front-page scandal. From the French Open to Wimbledon, jealousies, ambitions and passions are set to explode.

Now, with everything she cherishes on the line, Carmen must test the true depths of her feelings - both on and off the court.

Fair / Good

1988

 

 

 

 

 

 

BROWN.

VENUS ENVY

Bantam

£3.75

 

Rita Mae,

At 35, Mary Frazier Armstrong, called "Frazier" by friends and enemies alike, is a sophisticated woman with a thriving art gallery, a health bank balance, and an enviable social position. in fact, she has everything to live for, but she's lying in a hospital bed with a morphine drip in her arm and a life expectancy measured in hours.

"Don't die a stranger", her assistant says on her last hospital visit. "Tell the people you love who you are". And so, as her last act on earth, Frazier writes letters to her closest family and friends, telling them exactly what she thinks of them and, since she will already be dead by the time they receive the letters, the truth about herself: she's gay.

The letters are sent. Then the manure hits the fan in Charlottesville, Virginia, because the funny thing is, Frazier Armstrong isn't going to die after all...

Fair / Good

1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

BYRD.

DREAMCATCHER.

Rising Tide Press

£4.50

 

Lori,

This timeless story of love and friendship illuminates a year in the lives of Sunny Calhoun, a college student. Sunny's older friend and mentor Diane Stafford, a noted author of steamy lesbian fiction: and Diane's ex-lover Eve Phillips, a literary agent.

In this beautiful woven tapestry, the lives of the three women crisscross time and time again as lovers and friends. Past, present, and the future merge mysteriously and colourfully so that ultimately, even death cannot seperate them.

Set in a Midwestern college town, this poignant yet humorous novel is peopled with lusty, funny and endearing characters. here's a story which captures the wonder and pain of love between a younger and older woman, in a style which is at once powerful and poetic, tender and tough. It will appeal to dreamers of dreams as well as clearheaded realists.

Good / V Good

1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

 C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALHOUN.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Naiad

£4.95

 

Jackie,

Joan McKenzie is beginning to question her life's choices. Living alone and juggling two jobs to pay her mortgage aren't what she would have planned for herself. And that's exactly the problem. Because she never took charge of her life, her life took charge of her.

Rather than finishing her education, she put all her energy into training dogs and showing horses. After she was dumped by the woman for whom she left her marriage, Joan just couldn't get into the dating scene.

At times, she thought, the only things that kept her going were her dog, her love of the outdoors, and her long-term relationship with her best friend, Diane.

But just when she least expects it, not one, but two exciting new women walk into her life... and dramatic change in Diane's situation will soon give Joan a chance for a brand new start.

Good / V Good

1999

 

ISBN: 1-56280-240-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALHOUN.

BY RESERVATION ONLY

Naiad

£4.95

 

Jackie,

When Shelley inherits Pine Shores Resort in rural Wisconsin, she sees it as a gift. But her lover Jan is not thrilled by the idea, and makes it clear that although she will visit on weekends, she has no intention of leaving the city.

When Emily learns that her ex-lover has emptied their bank account and maxed-out her credit cards, she returns to her home town to start over again and rebuild her shattered life. A chance meeting will soon set off a chain of events that will change their lives and the lives of everyone around them...

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!

Good / V Good

1998

 

       
  CALHOUN. FRIENDS AND LOVERS. Naiad
£5.25
  Jackie,    
Good / V Good
 

 

 

 

 

 

CALHOUN.

LIFESTYLES

Naiad

£4.95

 

Jackie,

Kate Sweeney, rejected by her husband for a younger woman, has taken her pain and rage into solitude at a lakeside cabin. Lesbian Pat Thompson is renting a cabin on the same lake. She too is in the throes of an agonizing breakup.

Kate's ego is somewhat soothed by the support of her grown children, and by a male suitor. And Pat has her close lesbian friends for comfort, her parents, and her teaching career. But mostly the two women have each other, drwn together by their mutual anguish, their friendship deepens into love...

Kate becomes reconciled with her brother Gordie, estranged from the family for years because of his gay lifestyle. When Gordie falls ill from AIDS, Kate learns painful truths about her world and the people closest to her. Suddenly every relationship in her life is strained to the breaking point - including her blossoming love for Pat.

OUT OF STOCK - SORRY!

Good / V Good

1990

 

       
  CALHOUN. LOVE OR MONEY. Naiad
£5.25
 
Jackie,    
Good / V Good
 

 

 

 

 

 

CALHOUN.

OFF SEASON.

Bella Boooks.

£4.75

 

Jackie,

After the tragic death of her lobg-term lover, Jenny has kept her aching heart under lock and key.

Then she meets Rita, an attractive woman whose own heart is trapped in a prison of greif and loss. Less than a year ago, Rita's father shot and killed her mother and himself.

As their friendship grows into a relationship, Jenny and Rita begin the journey toward hope and healing. Only Pam, the seductive former wife of Jenny's brother , threatens their fledging relationship...

Good / V Good

2000

ISBN:

 

       
  CALHOUN. SEASONS OF THE HEART. Naiad
£5.50
 
Jackie,    
Good / V Good
 

 

 

 

 

 

CALHOUN.

SECOND CHANCE

Naiad

£4.50

 

Jackie,

Amy Netzger has found the courage to lay claim to her real self. But separating from her husband has cost her dearly: Her children do not understand - and her daughter Marge, has rejected her outright&ldots;

Guilt ridden over Amy's difficulties with her family, Deb Schmidt is facing her own pressures. And sexual tension in her relationship with Amy becomes complicated by Amy's energy-draining rental business.

A serious car accident, and a burglary at the rental business, rally Amy's family - but Deb is still excluded. the husband Amy has taken for granted finds a new woman; and daughter Marge is confronted by a lesbian who has come into her lown life.

Sorting through the chaos of their life together, Amy and Deb find support in new friendships in the gay community. And temptation. jane for Deb becomes an alluring attraction. And Kelly is interested in Amy...

Can the love between Amy and Deb possibly withstand all the events conspiring to pull them apart?

Good

1991

(Slight damage to top right of front cover)

 

       
  CALHOUN. STICKS AND STONES. Naiad
£3.25
  Jackie,

Alex Sundstrum... should not hold a position where she cam influence or corrupt students. If this woman continues teaching and coaching, this matter will have to be taken to the press.

So reads the letter sent to the school where Alex and her lover, Sue Carruthers, teach.

Summoning all her courage, Alex ignores the hate filled message. But Sue has a daughter, Cassie, and an ex-husband, Ted, who wants to regain custody of Cassie.

A lesbian friend, owner of Maple Leaf Stables, suddenly has her own trouble - a fire in the stables. Arson is suspected. Are the two events connected? Or is a troubled young student named Billy James involved? Or is there another explanation?

Ted about to remarry, challenges Sue for custody, insisting that she must give up her relationship with Alex to keep Cassie.

Hard questions. Requiring hard answers, hard decisions. The hard decisions so common to the lives of many lesbian and gay people.

Fair

(slight writing in the inside cover).

1992

 

 

ISBN: 1-56280-020-5

 
       
  CALHOUN. TAMARACK CREEK. Bella
£5.25
 
Jackie,    
Good / V Good
 

 

 

 

 

 

CALHOUN.

TRIPLE EXPOSURE

Naiad

£4.50

 

Jackie,

Nicky Hennessey is at a cross-roads. Passionately involved with her old married friend Beth, she meets Meg who has her own tangled relationship with the possessive and jealous Denise.

Beth, her lesbian affair with Nicky discovered, leaves her husband. then the horse that Meg has been boarding on Nicky's property disappears under ambiguous circumstances. Meg leaves Denise... And the complications have only begun.

Good / V Good

1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALIFIA.

DOC AND FLUFF

Alyson

£4.95

 

Pat,

The Dystopian Tale of a Girl and her Biker.

Set in the bleak and not-too-distant future of a culture in it's death throes, Doc and Fluff careens through the lives of a pair of out-law women struggling to survive on the road.

Packed with true love, rough sex, and over the top adventure, this popular novel is now available with a new introduction to the wild world of pat Califia's imagination.

Good 1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAMERON.

DEEJAY & BETTY.

Women's Press

£3.95

 

Anne,

For Donna Jean Banwin, life is tough. Her mother's a criminal, an addict and involved with a series of violent men. DeeJay's the only kid who hates being sent home from foster care.

Betty Fiddick grows up roughly the same way. Mostly at home alone, which is better than having her stepdad around.

But for girls and women, survival rules. Though DeeJay and Betty grow up angry, they are also tough, samrt, compassionate and honest. then in adult life, when their paths cross, they can put heads and hearts together to end the cycle of abuse and pain...

Fair / Good

1996

 

         
  CARR.  SOMETHING TO BE THANKFUL FOR. Yellow Rose
£5.75
 
Carrie,      
       
  CARR. HAREM WISH. Plume
£3.75
 
Jan,      
       
  CARRERA. INSIDE OUT. Alice St
£5.25
 
Juliet,      
       
  CHATELAIN. AROUND WE GO. 1st Books
£5.50

 

Tonya L,

Susan felt torn about the feelings she was still harboring for her cellege sweetheart after all these years and the new woman she met on the mountain one cold snowy night. Her life had taken a sudden turn when out of the blue she received a call from her ex after many years asking her to be the maid of honour at her wedding.

As all her feelings and emotions came rushing back it was all she could do to stay calm, she reluctantly said yes when all she wanted to do was scream NO!

It was late one evening on a mountain in Colorado when her life was changed, and not even her past could hurt her now, it was the future she was more afraid of. The only thing that felt real and right was how wonderful she felt being with this woman wrapped in her arms making love.

From a houseboat in key west to a home in the mountains, would the love they had for one another be strong enough to keep them together through all that was about to happen? Things seemed to be going good, maybe too good, until the phone rang...

Good

2002

 

RRP £16.50

 

 

ISBN: 1-4033-1377-6

 
       
  CHATELAIN. AROUND WE GO AGAIN. 1st Books
£4.75
Tonya L,      
       
  CHRISTIAN.  TWILIGHT GIRLS. Kensington
£5.50
Paula,      
       
  CLARKE. THE WOLF TICKET. Firebrand
£4.95
Caro,      

 

 

 

 

 

CLARKE.

TOUCH OF MUSIC.

New Victoria

£4.75

 

Dorothy.

New in town, Roxanna and her daugther Melissa share a house owned by Becky, a well-known singer of women's music, whose fame has gone to her head.

In the beginning Roxanna and Becky are in constant conflict, denying their attraction to each other. But the life-threatening illness of Roxanna's daugther breaks down the barrier between the tow women.

As they are drawn together, Roxanna and Becky discover that the differences between them are not important at all. 

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!

Good

1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLAUSEN.

SINKING, STEALING.

Women's Press

£3.75

 

Jan,

Josie and Erika are runaways on a Greyhound bus trip across America, using assumed names and forged documents. Theirs is no ordinary relationship, for Erika is ten years old, and Josie is not her mother, though she has been a parent to her for most of her life.

Rhea, Erika's mother and Josie's lover, has been killed in a recent accident and Erika's father has gained legal custody.

Josie and Erika struggle to maintain a parent-child relationship in the face of relentless opposition from an angry father and a society that does not recognise any legal or social bond between them.

Their relationship is not an easy one - they each must cope with the loss of Rhea and face the possibility that their attachements to one another will not be allowed to survive.

Fair / Good

1985

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLAUSEN.

THE PROSPERINE PAPERS.

Women's Press

£3.50

 

Jan,

As an academic in the field of women's studies, Dlae finds herself the focus of Grandma Rose's ambition to put her life's writing in order.

Dale's errand of mercy takes an unexpected turn when the fusty old papers yield a surprise - a cache of intimate correspondence between her prim grandmother and a freethinking contemporary, a dashing young woman by the name of Prosperine.

Soon Dale is hot on the trail of the Proseperine Papers - memoirs by the young journalist, a radical and Labour sympathiser during the first world war. On the trail, too, of the passionate attachment between Rose and Prosperine which causes Dale to see her grandmother in a new light.

Fair / Good

1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLAUSEN.

THE PROSPERINE PAPERS.

Crossing Press

£3.95

 

Jan,

As an academic in the field of women's studies, Dlae finds herself the focus of Grandma Rose's ambition to put her life's writing in order.

Dale's errand of mercy takes an unexpected turn when the fusty old papers yield a surprise - a cache of intimate correspondence between her prim grandmother and a freethinking contemporary, a dashing young woman by the name of Prosperine.

Soon Dale is hot on the trail of the Proseperine Papers - memoirs by the young journalist, a radical and Labour sympathiser during the first world war. On the trail, too, of the passionate attachment between Rose and Prosperine which causes Dale to see her grandmother in a new light.

Fair / Good

1989

 

     
  CLOAREC HART.  COMING HOME. RA
£5.95
Lois,
 OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!!
 

 

 

 

 

COHEN.

COURTED.

Naiad

£4.95

 

Celia,

What could be a better assignment for a lesbian cop than handling personal security for the hottest player on the women's tennis circuit?

After just ten minutes on the job, Officer Wendy Lynn Kotter can think of a million things-like walking barefoot on broken glass or chugging a bottle of Tabasco sauce.

It seems that off the court, angel of Wimbledon Alie de Ville is spoiled, conceited, rude, and-to make matters worse-a thousand times more attractive and desirable than any of her Sports Illustrated covers can convey.

Tennis isn't the only game that Alie excels at. Her winning streak extends to her bedroom - and shes got her sights set on a new trophey. Rich powerful, and on her home turf, the professional athlete appears to have the advantage. But former softball champ Kotter is no stranger to tough competition. could the champion have met her match?

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!

Good

1997

 

 

 

 

 

COHEN.

PAYBACK.

Naiad

£4.75

 

Celia,

Senator Darlene Christmas is the scion of the rich and powerful family that has controlled Mason County for generations. A predatory, ruthless politician, she has ensnared the county in a deadly web of greed and corruption

Darlene's former classmates Jess Marceau and Mamie Todd learned the hard way what happens when the senator is crossed. Jess was on her way to a promisimg career in journalism - until she reported a story that the senator wanted killed.

Blindsided by Darlene, Jess was arrested and imprisoned for a crime she didn't commit. Mamie, a hot shot lawyer in the prosecutor's office, was disbarred and disgraced when she refused to do the senator's bidding.

Strengthened by the love they'd been afraid to acknowledge, Jess and Mamie return to Mason County to confront the evil that still festers there. It won't be easy.

The only way their plan can work is if they put themselves in Darlene's power once again, And the Senator has plans of her own for Jess...

Good / V Good

1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONN.

CLAIRE OF THE MOON.

Naiad

£4.95

 

 

Nicole,

One Woman's Journey into her Sexual Identity.

Now, from writer/director Nicole Conn, creator of the film which has captured lesbian hearts everywhere... the whole story!

Claire Jabrowski, weary of wandering through a maze of one-night stands...

Dr Noel Benedict, the therapist who cannot heal her own loss and despair...

Two women who have paid a great price for their place in the world meet at a writers colony on the brooding coast of Oregon.

Follow their journey through strife and denial to heated courtship... to self-discovery... to intimacy... to love.

Fair /  Good

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONN.

PASSION'S SHADOW

Berkeley

£3.25

 

Nicole,

Lindsay Brennan is a successful Portland-based architect whose devotion to her work takes the place of other things in her life.

Sondra Pinchot, an interior designer, has always depended on the comfort of alcohol during tough times.

And Samantha - Sondra's dutiful daughter- is trapped in an affair that's become nothing but a habit.

Now, as fate brings these three women together and they become intertwined in each others lives, the private addictions that drive them begin to goive way to other emotions - and deeper passions.

But sometimes, love can be an addiction, too..

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!

Fair / Good

1997

 

       
  CONN. SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY. Naiad
£6.50

 

Nicole,

Writer Spencer K Atwood wants it all. Handsome, talented, and driven to succeed, she approaches the Los Angeles film scene. But heer cruise down Hollywood's dazzling fast lane soon becomes a dizzying blur of ambition, obsession, and sexual abandon that inevitably careens out of control... and costs her everything.

In the wake of this wreckage, Spencer travels to Oregon and rents an isolated oceanside cottage. As she looks back over her life trying to figure out how her passions have driven her she begins to understand the threats to her soul. Spencer returns to the onething that will heal her: her writing.

She begins Cynara, a sweeping epic set against the haunting backdrop of Paris in the twenties. Spencer's gripping novel recounts the passionate life - and loves - of notorious lesbian writer Byron Harrington and the reclusiive sculptress, Cynara. As she writes from her depths, Spencer begins to believe that maybe, just maybe, she can regain what's really important to her...

Fair / Good

2001

 

RRP £12.99

 

ISBN: 1-56280-269-0

 
       
  COOPER & NOVAN. THE ROAD TO GLORY. RA
£5.95
Blayne & T,      

 

 

 

 

 

COOPER.

NOT THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON.

Virago

£3.00

 

Fiona,

Monica Robinson discovers early that the American dream isn't what it is cracked up to be. After being enticed by her English teacher Monica boards a plane east to England.

Angst, unrequited love and all the jostlings of adolescence converge in this humorous, sassy novel. This is not the swiss family robinson, here are no shipwrecks, no islands, but a young lesbian in middle America can sure feel marooned sometimes.

Fair / Good

1991

 

 

 

 

 

 

COOPER.

ROTARY SPOKES

Serpent's Tail

£3.75

 

Fiona,

Normal... a no horse town in Middle America?

A six-feet-four woman motorcycle mechanic?

Lesbian lust in the sudden dusts and tumbleweeds of a Christian, fundamentalist revival?

Rotary Spokes positively bursts into life in this vivid, often hilarious account of a young woman's discovery of - and coming to terms with - her sexual nature.

The effect this discovery has on some of Rotary's smaller-minded neighbours, and her ensuing search for like-minded company, is beautifully portrayed in an engaging and ultimately very moving novel from one of the most outrageous novelists of the decade.

Fair / Good

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

COOPER.

ROTARY SPOKES

Black Swan

£3.50

 

Fiona,

Normal... a no horse town in Middle America?

A six-feet-four woman motorcycle mechanic?

Lesbian lust in the sudden dusts and tumbleweeds of a Christian, fundamentalist revival?

Rotary Spokes positively bursts into life in this vivid, often hilarious account of a young woman's discovery of - and coming to terms with - her sexual nature.

The effect this discovery has on some of Rotary's smaller-minded neighbours, and her ensuing search for like-minded company, is beautifully portrayed in an engaging and ultimately very moving novel from one of the most outrageous novelists of the decade.

Fair / Good

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

COOPER.

ROTARY SPOKES

Brilliance

£3.50

 

Fiona,

Normal... a no horse town in Middle America?

A six-feet-four woman motorcycle mechanic?

Lesbian lust in the sudden dusts and tumbleweeds of a Christian, fundamentalist revival?

Rotary Spokes positively bursts into life in this vivid, often hilarious account of a young woman's discovery of - and coming to terms with - her sexual nature.

The effect this discovery has on some of Rotary's smaller-minded neighbours, and her ensuing search for like-minded company, is beautifully portrayed in an engaging and ultimately very moving novel from one of the most outrageous novelists of the decade.

Fair / Good

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COOPER.

A SKYHOOK IN THE MIDNIGHT SUN

Serpents Tail

 £3.95

 

Fiona,

When Caz Hewson chucks in her London life and moves north, she isn't sure what to expect.

From her council flat in Galleon Heights on the edge of Newcastle, riding high above the desolate urban landscapes of post-Thatcherite Britain, she discovers to her surprise a warm community and a living history that help her come to terms with the tragedy of her past.

 Fair / Good

1994

 

       
  CORMAN. BRADLEY BAY.  
£4.25
Anna P,      

 

 

 

 

 

CORMAN.

TENDER HEART.

1st Books Library

 £4.50

 

 

Ana P,

Dr. Megan Summers is a beautiful, gifted Neurosurgeon. Fate had her cross paths with the enchanting Rebecca Rhodes when the temperament was at its worst and her patience stretched to the limit.

Her emotional behaviour left everyone speechless as her intensity and breathtaking green eyes mesmerized Rebecca. Later, Megan's embarrassment consumed her as she searched for Rebecca in a local cafe and took the opportunity to apologize for her behaviour. They were instantly enveloped by each other's warmth and consumed by their intense chemistry as their eyes connected in an intimate dance.

Megan and Rebecca unfold an incredible relationship of firey passion and deep love till a madman decides that Rebecca should belong to him.

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!

Good / V Good

2000

 

       
  CRIST. THE BLUEST EYES IN TEXAS. Fortitude
£5.95

 

 

Linda,

Kennedy Nocona is an out, liberal, driven attorney, living in Austin, the heart of the Texas hill country. Once a player in the legal community, she now finds herself in the position of re-evaluating her life - a position brought on by a personal tragedy for which she blames herself. Seeking redemption for her tormented past, she loses herself in her work, strict discipline of mind and body, and the teachings of Native American roots she once shunned.

Dallasite Carson Garret is a young paralegal overcoming the loss of her parents and coming to terms with her own sexual orientation. After settling her parents' estate and examining her failed past relationships, she is desperately ready to move forward. Bored with her state of affairs, she longs for excitement and romance to make her feel alive again.

A chance encounter finds them inexplicably drawn to one another, and after a weekend together, they quickly find themselves in a long distance romance that leaves them both wanting more. Circumstances at Carson's job develop into a series of mysteries and blackmail attempts that leaves her with more excitment than she ever bargained for. Confused, afraid, and alone, she turns to Kennedy, the one person hse knows can help her. As they work together to solve a puzzle, they confront growing feelings that neither woman can deny, complicated by outside forces that threaten to crush them both.

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!

Good / V Good

2002

 

Large £3 P&P (UK)

 

ISBN: 0971815003

 

 

 

 

 

 

CROFT.

BRAINCHILD.

Only Women Press

£3.00

 

Eve,

The story of Ginny, a rebellious working-class woman.

Ginny flouts convention - loving her women friends, walks out on her husband, and improves an unusually flexible and loving relationship with her children.

Fair

1981

 £2 P&P (UK)

 

       
  CROSS.  MY SUMMER OF LOVE.  
£5.50
Helen,      

 

 

 

 

 

CROW.

MISS X or THE WOLF WOMAN

Women's Press

 £3.50

 

Christine,

Mary Wolfe speaks of her love affair with the now dead and buried Miss X, headmistress of the school where she was then Head girl.

Fair / Good

1990

 

       
  CROWE. BETHLEHEM ROAD. Odd Girls
£5.95

 

 

Nancy,

New Bethlehem, Indiana is about to collide with San Francisco, California. Naomi Bittner, returning to her roots in the Midwest, is unhappy that Ruth Greene, the discarded girlfriend of her daughter, Marina, has insisted on accompanying her. Both women are mourningMarina. Neither woman understands why Marina has fled them both.

As Naomi tries to reconnect the threads of a life she left years ago, hip young San Franciscan Ruth wends her way cautiously through the intricate interconnections of small-town life, its assumptions and rigid standards of behaviour. Slowly, she uncovers secrets and closets.

One of those closets is occupied by the highly admired town doctor, Belinda Boaz, Naomi's cousin. An attraction building between them seems to have a hopeless future: Belinda is a generation removed from Ruth in age, has a daughter and grandchild, and is deeply entrenched in a town seemingly unwilling to make room for a lesbian couple.

Then, suddenly, events careen out of control in the town of New Bethlehem...

Good / V Good

2002

RRP £10.95

ISBN: 1-887237-00-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

CROZIER.

SHADOWS AFTER DARK.

Rising Tide Press

 £5.95

 

Ouida,

Wings of death are spreading over the world of Kornagy and Kyril's mission on Earth is to find the cause.

While here, she meets the beautiful but lonely Kathryn, who has been yearning for a deep an denduring love with just such a woman as Kyil.

But to her horror, Kathryn learns that her darkly erotic new lover has been sent to Earth to save her own dying vampire world.

A tender, gracefully written, and richly poetic novel which will echo in your memories long after you have read the last page.

Good / V Good

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

 D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAITCH.

L.C - Lucrienne Crozier.

Virago

£3.75

 

Susan,

The story of Lucienne (a French Lesbian in the 19th century) as told by her diary and the 3 women who translate it over 120 years later...

Lucienne's diary tells of her stultifying marriage, Paris, Art & Politics, her affairs with Eugene and revolutionary Jean and her move towards radical socialism and feminism...

Good

1986

 

 

 

 

 

 

DANE.

REGIMENT OF WOMEN.

Virago

£3.95

 

Clemence,

(Winifred Ashton),

 

Introduction by Alison Hennegan - Lesbian Landmarks Series Editor.

In a small English town, just before the Great War, battle rages over Alwynne Durand, an appealing but dangerously inexperienced young teacher. Two women struggle to win her love and loyalty....

Elsbeth, her fiercly protective aunt, and the formidable Clare Hartill. A brilliantly charismatic teacher, feverishly adored, Clare's power is great - her abuse of it is greater. Greedy for love, but incapable of returning it, she compulsively destroys the affections of those she most needs...

Clemence Dane, the pen-name of Winifred Ashton (1888-1965), began her career as an actress, taught schoolgirls, sculpted professionally and wrote some of the most successful novels of the inter-war years. Regiment of Women was an immediate bestseller on publication in 1917.

Virago Lesbian Landmarks Series: Lesbian Landmarks is a proud series that celebrates the history of lesbian writing. Each title, from previous centuries or decades, has its own claim to our attention.

Mint / As New

1995

 

RRP £8.99

 

345 pages

ISBN: 1-85381-864-X

 

 

 

 

 

 

DARLING.

CROCODILE SOUP.

Anchor

£3.95

 

Julia,

Gert Hardcastle is thiry-something and unlucky in love. As the novel opens, she thinks she has found the one - Eva, who works in the cafeteria of the northern museum where Gert catalogues the Egyptian artefacts.

As gert embarks on her hilarious and poignant pursuit of Eva, she looks back on her eccentric home-counties childhood - the big house with the far nursery, the attic haunted by the ghost of a Victorian poet.

Her strange twin Frank with whom she communicates telepathically, her father George, who regularly disappears off to his African crocodile farm and her vain and totally impractical mother Jean.

Is Gert detsined to remain the scaffolding for those around her, or will she find her saviour?

Good / V Good

1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

DARLING.

CROCODILE SOUP.

Anchor

£4.75

 

Julia,

Gert Hardcastle is thiry-something and unlucky in love. As the novel opens, she thinks she has found the one - Eva, who works in the cafeteria of the northern museum where Gert catalogues the Egyptian artefacts.

As gert embarks on her hilarious and poignant pursuit of Eva, she looks back on her eccentric home-counties childhood - the big house with the far nursery, the attic haunted by the ghost of a Victorian poet.

Her strange twin Frank with whom she communicates telepathically, her father George, who regularly disappears off to his African crocodile farm and her vain and totally impractical mother Jean.

Is Gert detsined to remain the scaffolding for those around her, or will she find her saviour?

Good / V Good

1998

  

Large

£2.50 P&P (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAVIES.

IMPASSIONED CLAY.

Women's Press

£3.95

 

Stevie,

When Olivia's mother dies and her grave is dug in the back garden of the family home, the skeleton of a seventeenth-century woman is uncovered beneath the layers of Cheshire clay.

The remains are crushed, the neck broken and the bones fragile and decayed. But one thing remains intact - a scold's bridle. Only when Olivia delves back into history to unearth the story of this silenced woman does she begin to understand her own passions.

Good / V Good

2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAWKINS.

CHARLEY HORSE.

Pandora

£3.50

 

Cecil,

On a 10,000 acre ranch in Kansas, Belle Burden and her daugther, Charley vie for attention, recognition and love as if there's not enough room in this huge expanse for them both.

Belle is the widow of 'the richest bastard in Kansas' and if she can't charm her way to what she wants, she get it somehow. She's eccentric, manipulative, outrageous and keeps her eight wigs on the buffet so that she can decide over breakfast what she wants to look like each day.

Charley was born wanting things she wasn't supposed to want: horses, spring calving, flying planes and driving combine harvesters.

Enter Juna, the border Belle takes in to provide 'some lively, intelligent conversation'. Now starts an alliance between Juna and Charley that Belle didn't count on - and can't control..

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT - SORRY!!!

Good

1985

 

 

 

 

 

 

DE BEAUVOIR.

LES BELLES IMAGES.

Fontana

£2.50

 

Simone,

A picture of one Woman's sexual and moral uses of energy and the superficiality of the smart upper class Parisian life.

Fair / Good 1987

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEHART- YOUNG.

FAMILY SECRETS.

Naiad

£4.75 

 

Laura,

Orphaned as a child when her parents were killed in a tragic car wreck, Meg Rhyland is shocked when a stranger appears claiming to be her half-brother and demanding his share of her inheritance.

To make matters worse, Meg and Kit, her partner of four years, are having serious problems - and Kit has begun drinking heavily. After Meg catches her lover in bed with a close family friend, Kit moves out, leaving Meg alone to deal with her alleged sibling.

When Meg learns that the car crash that killed her parents might not have been an accident, she hires Private Detective Susan Marks to find out the truth about her father's past. As the women unravel the tangled knot of lies and family secrets, they discover that Meg is the target of a terrifying conspiracy. But will they be able to stop it before the killings begins???

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!

 Good / V Good

1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEHART- YOUNG.

LOVE ON THE LINE

Naiad

£4.75

 

 

Laura,

For National Park Service Ranger Kay Westmore, there is no room in her life for a lover&ldots; especially a woman 10 years her junior!

Besides, she's about to leave on a dangerous survival mission to Northern Alaska, a mission further complicated by the machinations of one grace Perry - an ambitious (and very attractive) government official who's intent on running the show.

The problem is, none of this makes Stef Kramer any less beautiful, less alluring, or less determined to win kay's heart. Nor does it change the way Kay's body reacts to this woman's touch. But Stef is in college, for chrissake! What could someone that young possibly know about love?

OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!

Good / V Good

1997

 

       
  DELLACROIX. ENGRAVINGS OF WRAITH. Fortitude
£6.50
  Kiera,

Suspense / Mystery.

Bailey Cameron is a woman with secrets. The reclusive owner of a successful corporation, she is also hostage to a covert life she neither wanted nor asked for. One that refuses to become a part of her past.

Blackmailed into a return to her deadly role as the Wraith, a frightening entity in the world that lives in the shadows, Bailey decides to break free. She settles in for a brutal game of chess with her former employers, prepared for every eventuality but one - Piper Tate, her new assistant, who decided that the dark, mysterious Bailey is someone she wants to know better. A lot better.

The stakes continue to rise as Piper discovers in Bailey a gentle, innocent heart. A heart that beats within the body of a killer who can't be tamed and who is prepared to do whatever it takes to preserve the new world that Piper has introduced her to.

Good / V Good

2002

Large / Heavy

£3 P&P (UK)

 

 

ISBN: 0-9718150-5-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

DeLYNN.

DON JUAN IN THE VILLAGE.

Serpent's Tail

£4.25

 

Jane,

The nameless heroine of Don Juan in the Village goes to many places - from the lesbian bars of new york to the back streets of Fez and the calm ocean depths of a Caribbean island and through many moods - the exhilaration of sex, the obsession of narcissism amd the enforced sobriety of the AIDS years.

A memorable character whose identity is more than the sum of the bars she has cruised and the women she has fucked. Usurping and enriching a male myth, she comes to an acute understanding of what it is to see oneself as an individual.

Good

1991

 

 

 

 

 

 

DENISON.

GOLD FEVER.

Silver Moon Books

£4.95

 

 

Lyn,

Kate Bannister and Ashley Maclean were inseparable when they were growing up and their childhood friendship grew into an adolescent love affair that Kate believed would last forever.

The only thing that spoilt her happiness was that Ashley was fearful that the small Australian community of Charters Towers would find out.

Kate tried hard to understand the need for Ashley to date Dean Andrews, even though she hated the need for pretence.

However, after Ashley's mother caught the two girls in bed together all hell broke loose and before Kate fully understood what was happening Ashley and Dean were married and Kate - shattered by the betrayl - was left to put her life back together.

Now 10 years later, Ashley is coming home for her mother's 60th birthday party - and Kate tells herself that it doesn't bother her at all. She has a career, a lover and a life: she is a woman fully in control. But some loves are meant to last a lifetime - you just have to be able to recognise a secind chance...

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!

Mint

1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

DICK.

THE SHELF.

GMP

£3.25

 

Kay,

'The shelf' is a repository in the coroner's office where Cassandra's letters to Anne had first been lodged - as well as that other, unposted letter found in Anne's handbag.

It was all so long ago - back in the 1960s - but Cass has not been able to forget the passion Anne engenderd in her, their brief affair, and the mystery that ended it.

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!

Fair / Good

1986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOOLITTLE.

HER.

Virago

£3.50

 

 

Hilda, or HD,

It is 1909 and Hermione Gart is in her 20s - 'a disappointment to her father, an odd duclking to her mother, an importunate, overgrown, unincarnated entity that had no place'.

Having just failed at her college, Bryn Mawr, she stays at home, stifled by her family, struggling for an identity, waiting for her life to begin.

Then the wild poet George Lowndes returns from Europe, expanding her horizons, yet threatening her new, fragile sense of self.

An intense and emotional friendship with another woman, Fayne Rabb, makes her hold on reality more tenous. Inevitably Hermione is led to a mental breakdown that will become a turning point and a new beginning as her own true self, as "Her" - the poet H.D Autobiographical novel

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK AT PRESENT - SORRY!!!

Fair / Good

1984

 

 

 

 

 

 

DONNELLY.

THE BAR STORIES.

St. Martin's Press

£4.50

 

Nisa,

On a nondescript street somewhere in San Francisco sits Babe's bar, a legendary place where women who love women come to celebrate, to dry their tears, to spin dreams, and, every once in a while, to have their dreams come true.

The Bar Stories presents a panoramic view of the lesbian nation, and celebrates lesbian survival in a world more often hostile than tolerant. These stories are about women whom life hasn't been able to beat and so, grudgingly, respects.

Fair / Good

1989

£2.50 P&P (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

DONOGHUE.

HOOD.

Penguin

£3.95

 

Emma,

For 13 years Pen and Cara have had a tumultuous relationship crammed with bickering and intimacy, recrimination and desire. When Cara dies in a car crash, Pen is left to cope with a secret widowhood.

Along with that burden comes a hidden story of painful and pleasurable memories. With humour and poignancy, Hood follows Pen through the week of cara's death; through the paralysis of grief and the ecstacy of nostalgia to a point where mourning and making a new life melt into one...

Good / V Good

1996

 

       
 

DONOGHUE.

SLAMMERKIN. Virago £5.95
 

Emma,

Set in London and Monmouth, loosely based on a terrible murder that took place in 1763, Slammerkin is the gripping tale of Mary Saunders, the young daughter of a poor seamstress.

Mary dreams not just of food and warmth but of ribbons and fine clothes. it is this hunger for glamour that makes her rebel against her lot in life, and lures her into prostitution at the age of thirteen. Roaming the dangerous streets of London, she wears a painted red smile.

Forced to flee from debt and a hired killer, Mary finally ends up in Monmouth, her mother's home town, where she tries to start a new life as a maid. but she soon discovers that the past is inescapable. Caught up in new loyalties and old lies, Mary Saunders sets off a chain of events that can only lead to tragedy.

Fair / Good

2000

Hardback

422 pages.

RRP £14.99

ISBN: 1-86049-828-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

DONOGHUE.

STIR-FRY

 Penguin

£3.75

 

Emma,

Maria (to rhyme with Pariah) has come to university in Dublin from the country bearing with her a blned of naivety and sharpness. having found herself a room in a flat with Ruth and Jael, two mature students, she settles down to the business of student life.

Making few friends with her contemporaries, Maria is drawn further into the life of her flatmates. but Ruth and Jael have a more complex and intimate relationship than Maria could have imagined, adn the more she learns, the more she is made to grow up...

Fair / Good

1995

 

       
  DORCEY. BIOGRAPHY OF DESIRE. Poolbeg
£4.50
Mary,      

 

 

 

 

 

DOWRICK.

TASTING SALT.

Women's Press

£4.75

 

Stephanie,

Work and love are the heart of this wise, optimistic new novel from Stephanie Dowrick.

Around two likeable women - Cordelia and Laurie - circulate noisy, opinionated friends, children, siblings, most of whom share their fascination with place, with creativity, with richly varied human relationships, and with vital, exhilarating questions about 'the taste of freedom' that underpins everything.

Cordelia is newly widowed. laurie is the mother of two lively children. Each has known and lost love. Each is cautious. yet the gift of their deepening affection, and their willingness to accept the challenge of that, allows them to find a new appreciation of life, and new meaning in ageing.

From this passionate and creative friendship, and through its intense, lyrical converstaions, emerges a work of warmth, insight, and lasting generosity of spirit.

OUT OF STOCK AT PRESENT - SORRY!!!

Good / V Good

1998

 

£1.75 P&P (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DUE.

LIFE SAVINGS.

Spinsters

£4.25

 

 

Linnea,

Life Savings is a seriously sexy novel whose characters aren't afraid to explore their limits - in and out of bed

Marcia Lanier has joined with a group of other 40 something lesians to renovate an old house in a poor Berkeley neighbourhood. Caught up in California's real estate fever, these old friends dream of doubling their investment in a few months of hard work.

But things don't go quite the way they'd planned, and Marcia soon finds that the life savings she's invested involves more than a few thousenad dollars she had in the bank.

Embarking a new passionate affair and enduring earth-shaking turmoil at home, byt the time the last deal is made, she will risk everything she has - friendship, love and sefl-respect.

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!

Good

1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

DUFFY.

THE MICROCOSM

Virago

£2.50

 

Maureen,

At the house of Shades, matt, a bar-room philospher, tries to make sense of the disparate lives which cross here - of judy who saves herself and her finery for a Saturday night lover, of Steve the gym teacher who dreads a chance encounter with a pupil in this twilight environment, and of Matt herself, who needs these vicarious exchange with rae and her sense that this lesbian sanctuary is a prison too, enforcing the guilt and estrangement of the city streets beyond.

Elsewhere there are women such as Marie, trapped within an unwanted marriage and unable to admit her sexuality, and Cathy, for whom the discovery that she is not 'the only one' in the world is an affirmation of her existance.

With its innovative structure and style, perfectly mirrowing the voices and experiences of women forced by society to live on the margins. B Ex-Library

Fair / Good

1986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DUFFY.

EATING CAKE.

Sceptre

£3.95

 

Stella,

Lisa's life seems perfect in every way. In her early thirties, she has a loving husband, a comfortable south London home, and a successful managment consultancy.

But she wants more. In fact, she wants to have her cake and eat it. So she embarks on a passionate affair with her best friend's boyfriend, and then seeks further gratification in the arms of a woman until, finally, Lisa is burnt by the fire she thought she was playing with.

Good / V Good

1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DUFFY.

SINGLING OUT THE COUPLES.

Sceptre

£3.95

 

Stella,

A Princess, perfect in every way except one, arrives in London from a land of milk and hunny and sets up home in a Notting Hill tower block. Her self-appointed mission - to break up couples in love. For what she lacks is a heart...

Good / V Good

1998

 

       
  DUNNE. STAYING IN THE GAME. Q
£4.75
Nann,      

 

 

 

 

 

 E

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDWARDS.

MUD

Women's Press

£3.00

 

Nicky,

Jo returns to London after spending a year in a leaky tent at greenham common, to write a play about the first world war. In search of veterans to help with her research, she finds Ada, a sprightly 80-year-old who worked in a munitions factory and whose husband, john, was killed in action.

Despite widely differing views, a friendship between the two developes as Ada relives her memories and together they explore why wars are started and the pros and cons of women's peace campaigns.

A novel that will change our assumptions about war and peace and bonds between women.

Fair / Good

1986

 

       
  EDWARDS.   TOUGH AT THE TOP. Only Women Press
£3.75
  Nicky,      

 

 

 

 

 

 

EMECHETA.

THE BRIDE PRICE.

Flamingo

£3.50

 

Buchi,

Aku-nna is thirteen when her father dies. Old enough to be 'inherited' as a future source of income by her ambitious uncle.

When she is fifteen Aku-nna will be married off for a high bride price. But by the time she is fifteen, Aku-nna has fallen in love...

Fair

1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENNIS.

TIME AND TIME AGAIN

Naiad

£3.95

 

Catherine,

A passionate love affair; a shocking secret; The ultimate betrayal.

While exploring a desrted house, Millie finds a battered suitcase from the 1930's containing a woman's clothing, an unused train ticket, and a love letter from another woman.

Millies lover, Ellen, is utterly fascinated - and totally turned on - by the thought of lesbian lovers living in a by-gone era, which motivates Millie to find out all she can about the suitcase's owner.

Distracted by her passion for Ellen and her search for the past, Millie is oblivious to warning signs in the present... until she discovers a devastating deception that will change her life - and her love - forever!

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!

Good

1996

(Slight crease to top of spine).

 

 

 

 

 

 

F

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

FALLON.

WORKING HOT.

Sybilla

£4.50

 

Mary,

A powerful representation of sexuality in women's lives. Taking as its starting point an exploration of the dynamic of a lesbian love affair.

Working Hot also speaks more broadly of sexuality, calling out a challenge to the uncritical, unreflective representations of femininity and female sexuality that still abound in contemporary fiction.

Fair / Good

1989

Large £2 P&P (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

FARRELL.

DEVOTED LADIES.

Virago

£3.50

 

M J,
(Molly Keane)

Jessica loves her friend Jane with total possessiveness, and finds herself battling for Jane’s devotion, when George entices Jane to Ireland.

Portrait of art deco decadence and louche behavior. A satire on female love.

Fair / Good

1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

FARRELL.

DEVOTED LADIES.

Virago

£3.95

 

M J,

(Molly Keane)

Jessica loves her friend Jane with total possessiveness, and finds herself battling for Jane’s devotion, when George entices Jane to Ireland.

Portrait of art deco decadence and louche behavior. A satire on female love.

V Good / Mint

1998

 

       
  FISCHER.  AIMEE & JAGUAR. Bloomsbury
£4.25
 

Erica,

Translated by Edna McCown.

A Love Story, Berlin 1943.

An unforgettable account of love between two women in Nazi Germany.

In Berlin of 1942, Lilly Wust was married to a soldier and was the mother of four children. her domestic life was forever changed when she met and fell in love with a Jewish girl, Felice Schragenheim. Aimee and Jaguar, as the two called one another, embarked on an ecstatic affair, exchanging letters and poems and even signing a marriage contract.

After only a year, their happiness was destroyed by the Gestapo: Felice was taken away to the Theresienstadt concentration camp. Lilly received a last letter from Felice in 1945: 'A thousand thanks for everything and think of me always. that will help because I'm still outside and it's minus 15 here. I love you very much. Kisses, kisses, kisses from Jaguar'.

Good / V Good

1996

274 pages plus pictures.

 

ISBN: 0-7475-2670-2

 
       
  FISCHER.  AIMEE & JAGUAR. Bloomsbury
£1.75
 
Erica,

A Love Story, Berlin 1943.

As ABove.

Fair / Good

Ex-Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

FLEMING.

LOVERS IN THE PRESENT AFTERNOON.

Naiad

£4.50

 

Kathleen,

When Lynn meets Ruth and falls deeply in love, both women must make irrevocable decisions about their lives - and to choose each other is to risk everything.

As Lynn gathers all her inner resources, she has already begun a journey into the deepest recesses of the past and her own identity that will show her the true shape of her life.

Set against the turmoil of the Vietnam years, is an electrifying passage through one woman's life - a life which men have always commanded.

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!

Fair / Good

1987

£2 P&P (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORBES.

ALMA ROSE.

Seal

 £4.50

 

Edith,

Pat Lloyd has spent her entire life in Kilgore - a small, dusty town set amidst the rolling hills and sagebrush-covered plains of the West. intelligent, likeable and a bit odd, Pat works at her Pop's merchantile and fills the rest of her hours with mail-order books and the solitude of daydreams.

But just when Pat's existence seems settled, Alma Rose, a charming and vivacious trucker with elaborately tooled cowboy boots and mouth that gallops ahead of her mind, rumbles off the highway and into Pat's life. Inspired by her passion for Alma Rose and the unforeseen intensity of desire, Pat transforms her life into a startling - and monumental - testament to the power of love.

Good

1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORREST.

AN EMERGENCE OF GREEN.

Silver Moon Books

£4.25

 

Katherine V,

From the moment Carolyn Blake sees Val Hunter she knows that her suburban marriage and life will never be the same.

Shaken by feelings she cannot resist Carolyn is drawn to Val the talented artist who has moved in next door.

Bat Val is not willing to compromise and soon they are inevitably locked in a destructive tug of war with Carolyn's husband who fights to save his marriage with every weapon at his command.

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!

Good / V Good

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORREST.

CURIOUS WINE

Silver Moon Books

£3.75

 

Katherine V,

Classic Lesbian Romance Novel. A group of women meet for a ski weekend amongst them are the beautiful Lane Christianson and vulnerable Diana Holland.

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!

Good / V Good

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORREST.

CURIOUS WINE

Silver Moon Books

£4.50

 

Katherine V,

Classic Lesbian Romance Novel - Reprinted. A group of women meet for a ski weekend amongst them are the beautiful Lane Christianson and vulnerable Diana Holland.

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!

V Good / Mint

1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORREST.

DAUGHTERS OF A CORAL DAWN

Women's Press

£3.75

 

Katherine V,

Science Fiction/Fantasy.

Mother is an alien, who gives birth to many superpowered daughters. Soon it becomes apparent that a population explosion of female superhumans is on the cards and that the solution is to find a virgin planet and create a brave new world.

An alternative utopia, where women work, play, love and procreate together to build a life of idyll, and where poor Mother remains - the only heterosexual on the planet.

Fair / Good

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORREST.

DAUGHTERS OF A CORAL DAWN

Naiad

£4.50

 

Katherine V,

 Science Fiction/Fantasy.

Mother is an alien, who gives birth to many superpowered daughters. Soon it becomes apparent that a population explosion of female superhumans is on the cards and that the solution is to find a virgin planet and create a brave new world.

An alternative utopia, where women work, play, love and procreate together to build a life of idyll, and where poor Mother remains - the only heterosexual on the planet.

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!

Fair / Good

1986

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORREST.

FLASHPOINT.

Silver Moon Books

£3.75

 

Katherine V,

The story of a group of people who meet up in a cabin in Southern California, after being summoned by Donnelly.

The tension in the cabin reaches fever pitch as old hurts and new attractions are played out.

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!

Fair / Good

1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORTE-ESCAMILLA.

MADA

Sister Vision

£4.25

 

Kleya,

Raquel's obsession with the beautiful and mysterious Mada draws her into a world of crime, intrigue and betrayal that threatens to destroy them both.

A novel of great beauty and lyrical eroticism, Mada is the exploration of love between two women.

Good / V Good

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

FULTON.

GREENER THAN GRASS.

Naiad

£4.50

 

Jennifer,

When documentary filmmaker Blair Carol goes to the Melbourne apartment she has rented for a month, she finds a young woman asleep in the bed.

And so begins the story of two women of very different ages, backgrounds, and experiences.

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!

Good / V Good

1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUTCHER.

CRUSH.

Alyson

£3.75

 

Jane,

It wasn't easy fitting in at an exclusive girl's school like Huntington Hill. But in her senior year, Jinx finally felt like she belonged.

Lexie - beautiful, popular Lexie wanted her for a friend. just being near her new friend made Jinx feel dizzy and wonderful.

Jinx knew she had a big crush on Lexie, and that she had to do something to make it go away. But Lexie had other plans - and Lexie always got her own way.

A wonderful high-school lesbian romance, rich with developing sexuality and attraction with the ins and outs, true pain and joys of adolescent love.

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!

Fair / Good

1988

 

 

 

 

 

 

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GALFORD.

MOLL CUTPURSE: Her True Story.

Virago

 £3.75

 

Ellen,

Acrobat, pickpocket, upholder of the rights of women, she romps through the picaresque Elizabethan tale with endless resourcefulness and a total lack of scruples.

Pitting her wits against Puritans and tricksters and cheating the wealthy of their ill-gotten gains, she tells her own swashbuckling tale with a little help from her lifelong friend and lover Bridget, the apothecary.

Good / V Good

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

GALFORD.

QUEENDOM COME.

Virago

£3.00

 

Ellen,

Comical Lesbian Novel.

The story of ancient Briton queen "Albanna", who comes back from her eternal resting place to claim her Queendom; In the 1980s.

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - SORRY!!!

Fair / Good

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

GALFORD.

THE FIRES OF BRIDE

Women's Press

£3.50

 

Ellen,

Cailleach, the outermost island of the Utter Utters, is so remote that it only emerges from the mist every hundred years or so (ferry permitting)...

But what is it that seduces Maria, a fugitive artist, into staying so long?

Her love affair with Catriona, clan chieftain, GP and witch? The magic touch of the elusive seaweed woman perhaps? Ina Isbister's cloudberry jam?

Or could it be her strange empathy with the Sisters of Bride who, in centuries past, worshipped the One True Goddess, victim of an ancient typographical error?

OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!!

Fair / Good

1986

 

 

 

 

 

 

GALFORD.

THE DYKE & THE DYBBUK.

Virago

£3.75

 

Ellen,

Why is this night different from all other nights? runs the ritual question at the Passover feast.

For Rainbow Rosenbloom - taxi driver, Chinese food addict, film critic, lesbian and niece to a pack of formidable aunts - the answer is startling.

Because on this night, she meets the executor of vengeance for ancient wrongs, soul-stealing demon of medieval Jewish folklore and disgruntled employee of Mephistco plc, the endearing dybbuk, Kokos.

The ambivalent spook has haunted Ms Rosenbloom down through the ages at considerable cost to her departmental budget and personal self-esteem in fulfillment of an 18th-century curse.

As the tale unfolds, both rainbow and her dybbuk discover that History still holds a few tricks up her sleeve, even in London N16.

Fair / Good

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAMBILL.

HEARTSCAPE.

Naiad

 £4.50

 

Sue,

Burdened by a broken love affair, and a deep sense of alienation from modern American culture, Leslie has fled back to old friends in Portugal.

Once again Joana and Miguel open their home, with all its familial comfort, to her. Once again she immerses herself in a land of ancient customs, a lovely land that contains the stately presence of the centuries.

But her former lover in America is sending mixed signals, and refusing to let old wounds heal. And when Leslie speaks of her sexual identity to Joana and Miguel, Miguel's reaction is desturbingly ambiguous. Then Leslie meets the alluring artist Helena.

Leslie discovers that the year she lived in Provincetown has strengthened her acceptance of herself as a lebian. Amid the flashfire of the passion between herself and Helena, she sees her Portuguese lover and her new gay friends through altered eyes of her American lesbian sensibility. Finally, and irrevocably, she must decide between a new lover in her beloved Portugal and the newly won sexual openness of America's gay community...

Good

1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

GARDEN.

ANNIE ON MY MIND.

Virago

£3.75

 

Nancy,

When Liza Winthrop first meets Annie Kenyon in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she knows that this is the beginning of something important.

Both seventeen years old, from opposite sides of New York and from very different families, their chance meeting begins a wonderful, absorbing romance.

Together they explore each other's worlds - Coney island at nightfall, Brooklyn Heights, Central Park in the snow - growing ever closer as the months pass.

But suddenly, and very painfully, their love is put on trial by parents and school.

Fair / Good

1988

 

 

 

 

 

 

GASCOINE.

LILLIAN.

Corgi

 £3.00

 

Jill,

Jessica Wooldridge (after a serious operation) was at just about the lowest ebb of her life when the phone call came from Los Angeles.

Norma who had married a wealthy Californian offered her respite and Jessica's family thought it would do her some good.

But Jessica never expected to begin a love affair that would make her question her whole future.

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!

Fair / Good

1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAYLE.

FREE RIDE.

Firebrand Books

£3.75

 

Marilyn,

Sammy Fortune sets out on a journey hitching herself a "Free ride".

Fair / Good 1991

 

 

 

 

 

 

GELLER.

TRIANGLES.

Crossing Press

£3.95

 

Ruth,

"In July 1983, my family gathered for a party to celebrate my sister's marriage. Coincidently, my grandmother - Sophie Geller - had just celebrated her 90th birthday. I'd brought along an excerpt from 'Triangles' that i planned to read to her, thinking she would be pleased and flattered.

I'd been telling her about the book for years and about the character Rose, I'd based on her. But it seemed to make little impressions one way or another. She'd smile and say, 'Dot's nice', as though I'd told her I'd slept well the night before or was thinking of painting my house. I hoped that reading from the actual book would make the difference.

Well, I began to read. At first I thought she understood it and loved it. She was leaning forward, frowning with anticipation, smiling, nodding. I felt great. Especially when she laughed in what seemed to be all the right places. Once I paused and asked, 'Do you understand it, Grandma?' and she answered 'Oy, it's vonderful!'

As I continued, however, I sensed that her reactions were not based on what I was reading, but took their cue from my facial expressions and tone of voice. Finally, I paused. I gave her a questioning look and asked, 'What do you think, Grandma?'

She grinned more widely, shaking her head in amazement at how terrific I was and exclaimed, 'Oy! I think it's vonderful dot you could read vidout glasses!'".

Good / V Good

1984

 

 

 

 

 

 

GILBERT.

THE RIDING MISTRESS.

Methuen

£3.50

 

Harriet,

On a fog bound night, on a cross channel ferry, Charlotte tells a curious stranger the story of her love for the woman who was once her riding mistress.

Fair / Good

1985

 

       
  GILLIGAN. FACES OF LOVE. Rising Tide
£4.25
  Sharon,  
Good / V Good
 

 

 

 

 

 

GLAISTER.

EASY PEASY. 

Bloomsbury

£3.95

 

Lesley,

A good old fashioned tale of guilt and redemption, and is particularly good at evoking the all-pervading unease of people who want to forget their ill deeds but can't.

Novel which is dark and mysterious but also emotionally satisfying.

A tale of family secrets, lies and whispers in the dark

V Good / Mint

1998

 

       
  GOOD. RED SKY AT MORNING. Yellow Rose
£5.50
Melissa,      

 

 

 

 

 

GRAE.

EDGEWISE

Naiad

£3.95 

 

Camarin,

Lesbian Suspense.

The story of Jude who visits her dying friend, only to get caught up with a mysterious feminist community.

 

Fair / Good

1989

Heavy

£2.50 P&P (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRAE.

PAZ.

Naiad

£3.95

 

Camarin,

Drew McAllister is a former 60's radical, a feminist, a divorced mother working at a routine office job. Her life is ordinary, until...

Suddenly, she acquires an incredible power- the power to implant into the minds of others, any idea she chooses...any belief...any value...any need.

How this changes her world, and affects her relationships with the three very different women in her life : Judith, Rit and Wiley is the story of Paz.

Good / Fair

1986

 

Large

£1.75 P&P

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRAE.

THE SECRET IN THE BIRD.

Naiad

£4.25 

 

Camarin,

Rena Spiros has lost control of herself.

Taken to a women's community, where the powerful Lou Bonnig deliberately exerts her power to break Rena's will in an attempt to force Rena to face the secrets in her past&ldots;

But will they prove too terrible for either woman to bare?

Fair / Good 1988

£2 P&P (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRANT.

THE PASSION OF ALICE.

Sceptre

£5.00

 

Stephanie,

Aged 25 and nearly six feet tall, Alice weighs under seven stone when she is admitted to Seaview, a treatment centre for young women with serious eating disorders.

Her family and friends are desperate to steer her toward recovery, but discovering the underlying cause of her anorexia is no easy task.

Bright, proud and self-sufficient, Alice unbends enough to befriend the wraithlike Gwen and contrastingly huge Louise.

But it is the arrival of Maeve, whose outrageous behavior both shocks and fascinates Alice, that shakes up her life. In this community of oddballs and misfits, Alice discovers a 'passionate' desire to live. v

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!v

V Good / Mint

1996

£1.50 P&P (UK)

 

       
  GREGORY.  LUCKY GIRLS.  
£4.75
Sasha,      
       
  GREEN.  HALF-MOON SCAR. St Martins
£3.75
Allison,      

 

 

 

 

 

GUESS.

SWITCH.

Calyx

£5.95

 

Carol,

Cartwheel, Indiana, seems normal enough. But the lyrical prose of Carol Guess reveals a town charged with secrets and magic. Against a working-class, midwestern setting emerges a quirky and passionate cast of characters. Charming as Fannie Flagg's Fried Green Tomatoes, Switch celebrates the variety and dignity of human desire and the sensuality of everyday life.

Caddie, Jo and Selena tell their own stories, but also tell a story about how slippery are the lines between woman and girl, butch and femme, desire and loss.

Good / V Good

1998

RRP £11.99

£2 P&P (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

HALL.

THE UNLIT LAMP

Virago

£3.75

 

Radclyffe,

Joan Ogden is the clever elder daughter of retired middle-class parents living in a stultifying English seaside town. Into her life comes Elizabeth, first as governess, then a s passionate friend.

As Joan grows to womanhood, Elizabeth offers her the world: the freedom of Cambridge,a room of her own, absolute love.

Joan's mother - a gentle tyrant, brilliantly portrayed - strangles each opportunity at birth. In the name of love she binds her daughter to her with hoops of steel, a trap which nothing can spring - no career, no man, and certainly no woman...

Fair / Good

1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

HALL.

THE WELL OF LONELINESS.

Virago

£3.25

 

Radclyffe,

The Classic Lesbian Novel. (1st published in 1928)

The story of a woman who is baptised "Stephen" by her parents; As she grows up - tall, broad shouldered, handsome - it becomes apparent that Stephen is not like other girls.

She learns to ride, fence and hunt, she wears breeches and longs to crop her hair. Instinctively the people of Great Malvern draw away from her, aware of something - some indefinable thing - that sets her apart.

From a difficult, lonely childhood, through a tormented adolescences, Stephen reaches maturity and falls passionately in love - with another woman.

Fair

1982

 

 

 

 

 

 

HALL.

THE WELL OF LONELINESS.

Virago

£3.75

 

Radclyffe,

The Classic Lesbian Novel. (1st published in 1928)

The story of a woman who is baptised "Stephen" by her parents; As she grows up - tall, broad shouldered, handsome - it becomes apparent that Stephen is not like other girls.

She learns to ride, fence and hunt, she wears breeches and longs to crop her hair. Instinctively the people of Great Malvern draw away from her, aware of something - some indefinable thing - that sets her apart.

From a difficult, lonely childhood, through a tormented adolescences, Stephen reaches maturity and falls passionately in love - with another woman.

Good

1997

 

 

 

 

 

 

HALL.

THE GODMOTHERS.

Women's Press

£2.95

 

Sandi,

The story of the lives and fates of a group of women, who are all linked across time and space, and who meet up in aftertime – the time of the God mothers.

Fair / Good

1982

 

 

 

 

 

 

HANSCOMBE.

BETWEEN FRIENDS.

Women's Press

£3.50

 

Gillian,

Between Friends is immediately involving, drawing you into the intimacies, arguments and intrigues of four women friends.

The letters they exchange set out very different viewpoints, tackling some of the most controversial issues faced by women today.

In a new introduction to this feminist classic Gillian Hanscombe describes how the book came to be written and its role within contemporary women's fiction.

Fair / Good

1990

 

       
  HARRINGTON. THE THREE GRACES.  
£4.75
S E,  
Good / V Good
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HARRIS.

DELIA IRONFOOT.

Naiad

£ 5.25

 

Jeane,

Denied tenure at a prestigeous university, abandoned by her lover, Delia has left the field of archeology to take healing refuge with her Ute relatives. Now a wilderness outfitter, she leads llama treks into Utah's majestic Uinta mountains. But her emotional solitude is disturbed - by enigmatic Beth Collins, a stockbroker from Chicago, who has traveled to Utah on a secret and compelling errand.

Unwillingly attracted to the glamorous Beth, Delia grudgingly consents to lead her on an arduous search for a missing woman on Ute Mountain. Their dangerous trek becomes lethal when the women are stripped of shelter and supplies by mysterious assailants with no apparent motive for wanting the women dead.

Tracked by determined killers armed with automatic weapons, lacerated by cold and snow, the women battle desperately, their survival depending entirely on Delia's knowledge of mountain and tribal lore, her courage, her cunning.

Good

1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HARTMAN.

TALK SHOW.

New Victoria

 £4.95

 

Melissa,

Nita grew up with the fame and drug abuse of her rock superstar mother, Gina Wilde. Now her aunt Jane, a lesbian talk show host, wants Nita to be part of the show that will dispel the myths about her mother's life and untimely death.

As Nita reluctantly re-examines the painful relationship with her mother, she is forced to claim her own identity as a young butch, and rise above tabloid gossip to claim the woman she loves.

Good

1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAWLEY.

TRIP SHEETS.

Milk Weed

£4.75

 

Ellen,

Trip Sheets is a novel about coming out without coming down, a record of a life moving from point A to point B along the most unexpected routes.

Cath Rahven is a cab driver who has a perfect sense of direction in everything except her own life - she bears the curse of "congenitally bad judgment". So Cath begins to make lists to help her get her bearings, remind her of where the dead ends are.

Take men. Cath sleeps with exactly two kinds: those she doesn't like, and those she would like 'otherwise'. So - take women. She thinks they're probably a better bet; trouble is, she isn't even sure what the rule are. It might have something to do with vegetarian restaurants and poetry readings, and then again, it might not...

Cath begins the task of unearthing herself from the safe and familiar but unsatisfying in her life. And she discovers that she is more loving and more lovable that she thought possible.

Compassionate and funny, a demonstration that sometimes when you go searching for a more meaningful existence, you find one.

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!

Good / V Good

1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAYES.

CITY LIGHTS, COUNTRY CANDLES.

Naiad

 £4.50

 

Penny,

Laurie has left her hectic life in Cleveland for a welcome vacation at her best friend Eveleen's beautiful home. Each eveing, Eveleen's 102 year-old great-great grandmother insists on telling Laurie about the women she has known in her lifetime. Women like Honora... the beautiful spouse of a distinguished army officer. Louisa... the faithful wife of a funamentalist minister. Helena...the budding young artist from a prominent family. Sam... the runaway farm girl who passed as a man.

Each night, Grandma weaves her captivating tales of these extrodinary women - women who, despite their differences, were condemed to the same horrible fate because of who they were.

And all the while, Eveleen is waiting patiently... frightened that Laurie will not understand what grandma is trying to tell her - and terrified that she will!!!

Fair / Good

1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAYES.

NOW AND THEN

Naiad

£4.50

 

Penny,

Summer 1888 and an extraordinary account of love and courage in the face of overwhelming odds.

Elsa Catulie - Timid and overprotected, the young department store clerk has resigned herself to the mundane life of an obedient daughter of working-class parents. Until her fathers brutal murder reveals a dark legacy of secrets that threaten her entire family...

Wynn Carson - Strong and fearless, the star trick rider in Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show is as handsome and graceful as her prized palomino. Then a heartbreaking tragedy changes the course of her life...

A fateful meeting between these unlikely companions soon leads to a desperate journey out West. A journey that will take them to the very limits of survival, and teach them more than they ever dreamed about life... and about love. 

OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!

Fair / Good

1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAYES.

OMAHA'S BELL.

Naiad

 £4.50

 

Penny,

Still reeling from the tragic deaths of her parents and brother, farmer Keely Dalaney seems condemed to a life of hardship and grief. Now totally alone, she supplements her meager income by selling vegetables to the mocking soldiers at nearby forts.

Despite her aching lonliness, Keeley shuns the mean-spirited Omaha townsfolk, whose lack of compassion for her and her family has left her with only one desire - to save enough money to escape this heartless place forever. Only one desire, that is, until she meets the town's newest addition - beautiful Englishwoman Prudence Jane Morris....

Good / V Good

1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

HERRING.

ONCE MORE WITH FEELING.

Naiad

£4.50

 

Peggy J,

After 8 years, Laura's relationship with Mavis has collapsed, as much from its decreasing weight and passion as from Mavis's casual infidelity.

Taking temporary refuge with close friends Jolly and Wanda, Laura begins to put herself back together, her first step a brief but erotic interlude in Hawaii.

But the most healing person she knows seems her own solitary self, and the most healing place, her own house.

In the meantime, ex-partner Mavis is busy charming other women. But she is still a presence - an intrusion, feels Laura - in Laura's life, bringing over her newest partners, prevailing upon Laura to widen her horizons, to continue their love as loyal friendship.

The Laura meets appealing Robin... and suddenly finds the possibility of a new relationship. A possibility that intrigues Laura. And completely flabbergasts Mavis...

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!

Good / V Good

1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIGHSMITH.

CAROL.

Penguin

£3.75

 

Patricia,

Lesbian Romance "Coming Out" Novel.

Therese meets carol in a New York department store and is wholly unprepared for that first rippling shock of love.

(Written originally as "The price of salt" in 1952)

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!

Fair / Good

1991

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIGHSMITH.

CAROL.

Penguin

£6.00

 

Patricia,

Lesbian Romance "Coming Out" Novel.

Therese meets carol in a New York department store and is wholly unprepared for that first rippling shock of love.

(Written originally as "The price of salt" in 1952 - Morgan).

Good

1990

Hardback

£2.50 P&P

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIGHSMITH.

SMALL G: A Summer Idyll

Penguin

£3.50

 

Patricia,

At the 'small g', a Zurich bar known for its not exclusively gay clientele, the lives of a small community are played out one summer.

An intricate exploration of love and sexuality, the depths of spite and the triumph of human kindness.

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!

Fair / Good

1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

HILL.

ALL IN THE GAME.

Only Women Press

 £4.95

 

Eleanor,

Sweet, sexy, sport.

This realistic romance is set inside the women's amateur football (soccer).

Robin, once a star player, is Coach to her small-town team when Penn joins the squad.

The side blossom as young Penn wins and wins. But as everyone knows, and Robin certainly says, "coaching and sex don't mix".

Still, Penn is delighted to recognise that special gleam in Robin's eye. Can true love find a way? Does the international women's game beckon?

Good / V Good

2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

HILL.

CHANGE OF HEART

Naiad

£4.95

 

Linda,

At the age of 38, British supermodel Julia Westgate watches in panic as her career begins to decline - and as she realizes she is truly alone in the world.

Deeply closeted, Julia has always limited her encounters with women to secret trysts and one - or two - night stands.

While on a shoot in Boston, Julia carefully disguises herself so she won't be recognised, then sneaks out to a secluded lesbian bar. There she meets local journalist Cory Hayes, who is celebrating the publication of a hard-won story.

After spending a passionate weekend with Julia, Cory is devastated when she wakes up to an empty bed.

Weeks later in a supermarket check-out line, Cory's jaw drops when she sees an exquisite face on the cover of a fashion magazine - a face that looks more than vaguely familiar. Thus begins an all-consuming game of hide-and-seek, with Julia trying to run from herself and her uncertain future - and Cory willing to risk everything to find her.

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!

Good / V Good

1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

HILL.

NEVER SAY NEVER.

Naiad

£4.95

 

Linda,

Computer analyst, Leslie Howard, knows all too well that the fastest way to a broken heart is to ignore Lesbian Dating Rule Number One: Never, ever, get involved with a straight woman.

Yet, despite her better judgement, and serious warnings from her friends, she finds herself battling a growing infatuation with her very straight - and very attractive - co-worker Sara Stevens.

Haunted by memories of past rejection, Leslie is understandably hesitant about coming out to Sara, yet she doesn't want to jeopardize their friendship by being dishonest about who she is.

When Leslie finally trusts Sara enough to tell her she's a lesbian, Sara fulfills Leslie's worst fears and cuts her off. But not for the reason Leslie thinks.

Hurt and angry with herself, Leslie vows never to trust Sara again, and seeks solace in the arms of a seductive young golf pro. When Sara sees Leslie with her new lover, she is forced to confront her own hidden desires.

Then, a long business trip together turns into an emotional tug-of-war, as Leslie and Sara struggle to control the raging passions that could bring them together - or tear them apart.

OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!

Good / V Good

1996 

£1.50 P&P (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

HODGMAN.

BROKEN WORDS.

Virago

£3.25

 

Helen,

As the sun rises and sets on Clapham Common, Moss, her young son, and her lover Hazel scrape by on the DHSS.

Then Moss's ex-husband tips up. There's Walter, too, and his Alsation Angst, and Buster and Beulah and baby (courtesy of the milkman's sperm donation). And finally, the Bogeyman with chipped Junkie eyes...

Funny and poignant, a vivid evocation of the cruelty and beauty of life.

V Good / Mint

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOFFMAN.

BAR GIRLS

Naiad

£4.50

 

Lauran,

The stories of a group of women whose lives and loves intertwine against the background of a Los Angeles Lesbian Bar.

After freeing each other from the pain of past relationships and the fear of starting over, new lovers Loretta and Rachel seem destined for happiness. Then tough, tempestuous J.R. swaggers into the bar - and sets her sights on Rachel...

Based on the Lesbian Film with pictures.

Good / V Good

1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HULL.

LAST SEPTEMBER.

Naiad

 £4.25

 

Helen R,

Seven luminous, insightful stories form the crucible in which adolescent Cynthia Bates, growing up in early 20th century America, learns the fragility of romantic illusion, the limitations of her whole life both as a woman and as a woman drawn to other women... and the potential within her to alter the shape of those barriers.

In the centerpiece novella, the poignantly beautiful, powerful, LAST SEPTEMBER, Margaret Turner is finally reunited with Susan Lathrop, the childhood playmate who has haunted her thoughts in bittersweet memory. The two women confront their own lives as well as each other - and under the most dramatic of circumstances: within the "extraordinary, sweet, concentrated air which runs under the great dark wings of a hurricane."

Good

1988

 

 

 

 

 

 

J

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

JOHNSON.

STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT

Naiad

£4.95

 

Barbara,

The Aloha Airlines flight buzzed with excitement as vacationers, young lovers, and adventurers caught their first glimpse of the cloud-covered mountains of the approaching island.

Amalia Grant wished she could share the joyful feelings of her fellow passengers, but knew that was impossible. Her greatest hope was that the solitude and drastic change of scenery might help her forget...

Although Amalia had read every Hawaiian guide book she could find, she was soon awed by the Big Island's rich tapestry of colour and texture, its warm, sensuous landscape of shimmering black sand beaches, hidden waterfalls, lush valleys, dripping rainforests, and steaming volcanoes.

And nothing could prepare her for a moonlight meeting on Kilauea's lava fields - or the way her body and soul would react to a strangers' fiery touch!

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!

Good / V Good

1999 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

JONES.

COME COME.

Sheba

 £3.75

 

Jo,

Come Come is a razor-sharp portrayal of the interactions of friendship between women and lesbian love.

This intriguing, tragic, but also humourous first novel shocks us towards new insights into the links between childhood, language and our adult emotions. It is an imaginative, erotic novel; a book you will wan tto keep - and can't forget.

Good

1983

 

 

 

 

 

 

K

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

KALLMAKER.

CARPOOL.

Silver Moon Books

£4.25

 

Karin,

The story of Shay who starts a job at an Oil company only to find cover-ups and intrigue, and the beautiful Anthea&ldots;

Lesbian Romance / Thriller.

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!

Fair / Good

1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

KALLMAKER.

PAPERBACK ROMANCE

Silver Moon Books

£3.95

 

Karin,

Literary agent Alison has been in love with her favourite client for years. Not that paperback romance writer Carolyn has ever noticed. She sees Alison as a close, loyal friend and has never questioned society's conventions.

When Alison negotiates a lucrative contract for her with a larger than expected advance Carolyn sets out to make a dream come true. Beginning in Paris, scene of her brief, calamitous marriage, she plans to immerse herself in music from the world's greatest orchestras.

In Paris she meets the enigmatic Nicolas Frost. A remote and brilliant young conductor who is single minded in his pursuit of fame. But as Carolyn begins to fall in love she discovers that Nicolas is definitely not what he appears.

Meanwhile Alison, terrified of finally losing Carolyn, decides she must act.

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!

Good

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

KALLMAKER.

THE DAWNING.

Naiad

£4.95

 

Karin,

Science Fiction /
Fantasy /
Romance.

13 years have passed since the fiery explosion that killed 7 people and shattered the lives of thousands more, but Amanda Martin is unable to forgive herself for her part in the tragedy.

Deep in the hills of New Mexico, she watches an approaching storm, hoping against hope that the torrential rains and violent floods will wash away some of her pain.

In a flash of lightening, she sees something that wasn't there just seconds before - a lone woman struggling in the churning waters hundreds of feet below. After a difficult rescue that almost claims both their lives, Amanda brings the mud-soaked stranger to the safety of her cabin.

But this is no stranger. For when the mud is washed off, Amanda instantly recognises the disheveled woman - as one of the seven who died in that horrible accident!

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!

Good / V Good

1999

 

       
  KALLMAKER. UNFORGETTABLE. Naiad
£5.75
Karin,        

 

 

 

 

 

KALLMAKER.

WATERMARK.

Naiad

£4.95

 

Karin,

Teresa Mandrell's first encounter with advertising executive Rayann Germaine begins badly and goes downhill from there. Within minutes of their meeting, Rayann dubs Teresa a "bumbling amateur". The event changes the course of Teresa's life - she abandons the corporate world for what she hopes is a more satisfying career in Fine Arts Management.

When budget cuts leave her without work, Teresa gets a job as a design artist in another firm, only to discover that the new department head is Rayann!

But the difference in the woman's demeanor is so startling that Teresa can't believe her eyes. Although the woman she'd fought with had been insensitive and rude, she was full of fire and passion. This rayann is cold and withdrawn.

To Teresa's chagrin, the woman doesn't even remember their fight. In fact, the two fall easily into an increasingly harmonious work relationship.

As they grow even closer, Teresa slowly uncovers layer after layer of Rayann's hurt and pain. When she at last arrives at the terrible truth, Teresa is left with one burning question: How can she turn Rayann's heart away from grief and lead her back toward life and love?

OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!!

Good / V Good

1999

 

       
  KALLMAKER. WILD THINGS. Silver Moon
£3.95
Karin,        

 

 

 

 

 

KAPLAN.

DEVOTION

Silver Moon Books

£4.25

 

Mindy,

Stand-up comic Sheila Caston is the envy of her friends. She has an exciting career which is about to take off into the big time - and a great relationship with her lover Julie. What more could she possibly want?

Enter cool, good-looking TV producer Lynn Webster and her business partner-husband who want to cast Sheila in their brand new series around a gay character. Julia and Sheila's agent Katie are thrilled, what an opportunity! But something is wrong Sheila is unenthusiastic, ill-mannered and less than co-operative.

As the truth unfolds it becomes clear that the gorgeous Lynn and Sheila have a history going back to their adolescence, and business to sort out that has nothing to do with careers.

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!

Fair / Good

1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KATZ.

RUNNING FIERCLY TOWARD A HIGH THIN SOUND.

Firebrand Books

£4.50

 

Judith,

Nadine Pagan's dyke sister Jane wants to find her. Her lover Rose wants to marry her. And her mother Fay wants to forget about her. All Nadine wants is to stop the buzzing in her head.

Good / V Good

1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KAY.

TRUMPET

Picador

£3.95

 

Jackie,

 OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEANE.

DEVOTED LADIES.

Virago

 £3.95

 

Molly,

Jessica and Jane have been living together for six months. They are devoted friends - or are they?

Jessica loves her friend with the cruelty of total possessiveness; Jane is rich, silly and drinks rather too many brandy-and-sodas. Watching from the sidelines, Sylvester regrets that she should be loved and bullied and perhaps even murdered by that frightful Jessica but decides it is none of his business.

When the Irish gentleman George Playfair meets Jane, however, he thinks otherwise: he entices Jane to Ireland where the battle for her devotion begins...

Good / V Good

1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KENNEDY.

FOREVER

Naiad

£4.25

 

Evelyn,

Sister Diana Colletti begins her training with Dr Torrie Lassiter and when both women meet their lives will never be the same&ldots; For Diana will have to give up her dreams and Torrie has a terrible burden to share&ldots;

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!

Good

1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

KENSINGTON.

ELISE

Spinsters

£3.95

 

Claire,

Former model Elise Lemoine had sworn off romance, including bed-hopping Jamie, until she met Maiju Rittola.

Maiju was a beautiful and brilliant new professor. Elise tried to concentrate her research on Adela Honeycutt - the college founder - although her thoughts kept returning to her stunning advisor.

But shutters went down whenever Maiju's past was mentioned, and Elise could only wonder if Maiju could ever give her the love and commitment she so fiercly needed.

What was Maiju hiding? And what could the secret of Adela Honeycutt's life in the 1800s teach Elise about modern love? 

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!

Good / V Good

1991

 

 

 

 

 

 

KING.

CONFESSIONS OF A FAILED SOUTHERN LADY.

Black Swan

£3.00

 

Florence,

Funny Autobiographical novel.

Florence is brought up to be the Perfect Southern Lady, but discovers, schizophrenia begins at home.

Fair 1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

KING.

CONFESSIONS OF A FAILED SOUTHERN LADY.

Silver Moon Books

£3.50

 

Florence,

Funny Autobiographical novel.

Florence is brought up to be the Perfect Southern Lady, but discovers, schizophrenia begins at home.

Fair / Good

1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KING.

WHEN SISTERHOOD WAS IN FLOWER.

Viking

£2.95

 

Florence,

Bound to Polly by her love for their cat, Isabel finds herself editing a feminist journal called The Enchanted Clitoris, learning how to drive a van on Los Angeles freeways, tangling with a radical feminist organization called Regiment of Women, buying a car from the Mafia, and surviving a hostage-taking ordeal at the Don't Tread on Me Women's Commune.

Good 1982

Hardback

Ex-Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

KOGER.

HORSESHOE SKY.

Firebrand

£4.50

 

Catherine,

Romance / Western / Ghost story.

"My house welcomed Mattie with all its heart. It smelled nice, like cedar logs and faint incense. All of my special belongings stood out from their respective places to shout hello.

Blue-and-yellow desert rocks, fossils from the sea, skulls and teeth from the prairie, a large tumbleweed, an old beat-up Stetson, a three-foot model of the twenty-mule-team borax wagon from Death Valley.

She had to look at everything; I had to look at her. In my house. Under my stars.

On my porch kissing me wildly. In my bed telling me that I was her pony and that we were magic. Sending me into the cosmos with her hands and making me cry with her dark eyes. The two-headed snake dreamt, while sleeping, of itself".

SOLD - OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!

Fair / Good

1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

KOERTGE.

VALLEY OF THE AMAZONS.

St Martins Press

£3.95

 

Noretta,

Sequel to 'Who was that Masked Woman'.

Further adventures of the indomitable Tretona Getroek as she sails through the sometimes treacherous shoals and always comic storms of the newly emerging community of gay women.

Form the painful rectitude of the militantly political to the sensuous circle of mystical white witches, and on to the wild "Wimmin's Music Festival" (where there is a near-riot over separate seating for those who eat organically and those who eat Twinkies).

Tretona discovers the lesbian world to be as baffling as any other, even while she discovers at last the great solace of having a community of one's own.

Fair / Good

1984

 

 

 

 

 

 

KOERTGE.

WHO WAS THAT MASKED WOMAN.

St Martins Press

£3.95

 

Noretta,

From the age of 5, when she awakens to the burning facts of life, sex and religion in a small southern Illinois town, little red-haired Tretona Getroek has a head-on collision with reality, from which reality has yet to recover.

Tretona's feisty battles with preachers, psychiatrists, and college deans punctuate her spirited quest for identity - (and love) - in a journey that takes her from the lush cornfields of Illinois to the arid fields of academia, from the down-and-out neighbourhoods of Chicago to Turkish coffee houses and the pubs of London in an unusual journey which merges the erotic with the philosophic.

Fair / Good

1981

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KRINGLE.

VITAL TIES.

Spinsters

£4.25

 

Karen,

Lee and Claire are two independant women who both began working farms at a time when independance was suspect. Vital Ties traces their evolving relationship with each other and all the people touched by their lives.

Most notable among the supporting cast of indelible characters are Marsh, the estranged brother who comes home to die of AIDS; Les and Wade, the local gay couple who run the restaurant in town; and Frances, the fundamentalist preacher's wife whose life begins when her husband dies.

Clare and Lee learn about love and acceptance while learning about themselves during three decades of change in rural Wisconsin.

Good

1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LA TOURETTE.

NUNS AND MOTHERS.

Virago

£2.75

 

Aileen,

Helen Carnet has one foot on either side of the Atlantic.

One foot in straight domesticity with her husband and sons in England, the other in America in wild, wonderful lesbian love with Georgia.

OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!

Fair 1984

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LATTIMORE.

HIGH CONTRAST.

Naiad

 £3.75

 

Jessie,

It is 1972, and Carole Wolston is attending college in Los Angeles to pursue her talent for photography. In one of her classes she meets beautiful, reserved Nikki Tauber - and discovers to her shock that Nikki is appearing at the Crystal Palace, that she is known as Brandy Wilde, a stripper and former headliner on an international circuit of exotic dancers.

Carole is further shocked to learn that NIkki is a lesbian. But the greatest shock of all is Caroles swift and passionate attraction to the alluring Nikki, whose past is a puzzle and whose present is a bewildering world of gay bars and former lovers, a possibly dangerous enigma named Bert... and the women of the Crystal Palace.

ON an adventure-charged tour with her love for Nikki deepening, she must now make crucial and irrevocable decisions about Nikki and their future together.

?? 1988

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEDUC.

IN THE PRISON OF HER SKIN.

Hart - Davis

 £3.75

 

Violette,

Set in a small provincial French town, In the Prison of Her Skin is a novel with enormous atmosphere - brooding, faintly sinister, strange. Narrated entirely by a young girl, it is concerned with her various relationships, first with her grandmother, who is kind, generous and understanding, and secondly with her mother, who has none of these qualities.

More than this, the novel describes the sexual mores and eccentricities of a provincial town. There is M. Pinteau, rumoured to have an insestuous relationship with his sister; M, Ponier, who continually wears gloves because he becomes oversexed without them; Madam Barbaroux, whose frustrations find release in the task of polishing the house from top to bottom.

Violette Leduc has drawn a realistic yet idiosyncratic picture oif a young girl and the peculiar, vaguely menacing society in which she lives.

Good

1970

 

       
  LEE. THE WOMAN IN BEIGE. Diva
£4.95
 
V G,

Eccentricity triumphs in a brilliant offbeat comedy.

 

Good / V Good

2003

332 pages

ISBN: 187374180-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEVIN.

THE SEA OF LIGHT.

Plume

£4.50

 

Jennifer,

When hurricane Angelita hits the Sargasso Sea, it brings down a plane carrying a team of star-quality swimmers, young men and women groomed from childhood to compete at the international level.

Babe Delgado, a Cuban-American woman, survives - but barely, damaged in body and soul - and is recruited for a small university team.

Coach Benna Allen is tough, deteermined to build up Babe's strength, and driven to win.

Ellie Marks, team captain, is a mediocre swimmer and the daughter of Holocaust survivors; she is struggling with her sexuality as much as she's working to win for Brenna - but she might have enough love to save Babe and herself.

These 3 women tell a story of wins, losses, and passions in a world where destiny and magic interfere with victory; where families are forced to reconcile private wounds and false dreams; and where a redmptive, healing love between women stands in stark contrast to the expectations of the world.

Good / V Good

1994

 

£2 P&P (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEWIS.

HOUSE RULES.

Minerva

£3.95

 

Heather,

15-year-old Lee is making it on the hothouse circuit of showjumping. Just icked out of school for possessing marijuana and seeking to escape from sexual abuse, her search for comfort leads her into the heart of a claustrophobic and brutal world.

Hooked into a passionate lesbian affair where pleasure and pain blur beyond destinction, and seduced by dulling narcotics, Lee is knowing and vulnerable - she cannot remember ever eing innocent. And in a bruising arena where only kindness threatens to break her, dealing with pains is easy...

Fair / Good

1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LITTLE.

FIRST RESORT.

Odd Girls Press

 £4.50

 

Nanci,

At twenty-five, Jordan Bryant was a rising star on the LPGA tour. At forty, those dreams a distant and painful memory, she maintains an almost clinical distance between herself and the people she meets at Catawamteak, the grand resort on the coast of Maine where she is director of golf... until she meets Gillian Benson.

Widowed and left wealthy by a husband "the whole town knew was an abusive, philandering bastard," Gillian comes to Maine in search of a piece of summer, or perhaps a summer of peace: to Catawamteak, with its acres of oceans and tides of sweet-mown grass... openness with as few limits as her newfound freedom.

Good / V Good

1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LITTLE.

THE GRASS WIDOW.

Madwoman Press

£4.50

 

Nanci,

Unmarried and pregnant in the unforgiving year 1876, nineteen year old Aidan Blackstone is banished in shame from the civilized life she's known in New England and sent to stay with reletives on their remote Kansas farm until the birth of her baby and the passage of time will allow her to return a widow, the decencies preserved.

Even her worst fears, however, do not prepare her for what she finds when she arrives in the tiny frontier community that is Washburn Station, Kansas: The Bodett family - mother, father, and both sons - have all died in an outbreak of influenza. The only survivor is their daughter, the enigmatic, Jocelyn (Joss) Bodett, whose independence, preference for men's clothing, and rough and ready manners, mark her as singularly unconventional, and a woman misplaced in her time.

With few resources except her own labor, intelligence and will to succeed, Joss is determined to hold on to and run her family's farm. Aidan, trained to be a rich man's wife, seems at first to be only one more obstacle. But she proves otherwise, and in Aidan's presence Joss finds support, then friendship, and finally love.

OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!!

Good / V Good

1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVIA.

BRUISED FRUIT.

Firebrand Books

 £4.50

 

Anna,

This astringently humourous, no-holds-barred novel is the stroy of British Caroline, lesbian escapee from an abusive relationship; Sydney, dainty hermaphrodite with a southern drawl; and Patti, bisexual with a trust fund who inexorably, it seems, kills every man she sleeps with.

These three, along with a tantalizing array of minor characters, are thrown together in San Francisco, each in search of someone to tell his or her - or in the case of Sydney, his and her - secretsto. When fate gathers them at the home of Ella Weissman, a feminist therapist whose house is her significant other, the interwined tale of their loves, fears, and confusions sinuously unfolds.

Good / V Good

1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVIA.

ACCOMODATION OFFERED.

Women's Press

£3.25

 

Anna,

When her lover leaves her, Polly, with some trepidation, advertises two vacant rooms in her house.

The two women who move in seem sympathetic: bus conductor Kim, and awkward, gangling Sadie, a wanderer haunted by memories of her African childhood.

In spite of their shared experiences as lesbians, differences begin to emerge. Sadie, meanwhile, becomes increasingly unable to come to terms with her colonial past in the urban present. Fortuneately, the household is watched over by the Liberty Boddesses of Hortus, who are prepared to risk divine censure if they can help straighten things out...

Fair / Good 1985

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVIA.

BULLDOZER RISING.

Only Women Press

£3.25

 

Anna,

In a glittering city of water and glass where a high-speed youth culture has deceed death for citizens over forty, a secret congress of 'old' women plot survival.

Bulldozer Rising is lesbian feminist science-fiction, and adveture of bone-chilling glee in which male and youth supreacy just mgith be outwitted.

A seriously satirical novel taking issue with assumptions of power, assumptions of beauty.

Fair / Good 1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVIA.

MINIMAX

8th Mountain

£3.50

 

Anna,

The story of Lesbian/Feminist Minnie, her trials and romantic tribulations in London, Australia and San Francisco.

It features a boisterous array of supporting characters including renee Vivien and Natalie Clifford Barney who are revealed as vampires.

OUT OF STOCK - SORRY!!!

Poor / Fair 1991

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVIA.

RELATIVELY NORMA.

Only Women Press

£3.50 

 

Anna,

The comical story of Lesbian feminist Minnie, who travels to Australia to "Come Out" to her family&ldots;

Fair / Good 1987

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOWENSTEIN.

THE WORRY GIRL.

Women's Press

£3.25

 

Andrea
Freud,

Stories from a childhood. - "Coming Out" /Autobiographical novel of a sensitive Jewish girl.

Set in an often hostile upper-middle-class gentile suburban town, The Worry Girl is the evocative part-autobiography, part-coming-out novel of one sensitive, assimilated Jewish girl.

Movingly, she tells of her confrontation with the rigid systems of class and caste at school, and of the no less damaging struggle with a well-meaning but over-loving mother.

A powerful, unputdownable novel about a girl's tiumphant fight against daily prejudice.. a fight that is fainally rewarded by her own movement towrds sexual and creative freedom.

Good / V Good

1993

164 pages.

ISBN: 0-7043-4371-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOWENSTEIN.

THIS PLACE.

Pandora

£3.75

 

Andrea Freud,

In this strange, vivd and compelling novel, Andrea Freud Lowenstein weaves together the intricate strands of four women's lives with extraordinary power.

Set over a period of four months in the suffocating, enclosed woeld of a women's prison, the novel takes shape through the alternating voices of Ruth, a therapist working at the prison; Candy, a street wise young inmate; Sonya, an art therapist; and Telecea Jones, a life prisoner whose delusional, demon-inhabited world-view is surprisingly accurate.

As events drift inexorably towards theri climax, the novel raises fundamental qwuestions about freedom and imprisonment, race and sexual identuty; and the meaning of loving. v

Poor / Fair 1985

£1.50 P&P (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LUDERS.

LADY GOD.

New Victoria

£4.50

 

Lesa,

After a childhood spent in poverty and isolation, Landy fleeing her family moves to a college town, where she meets Claire, her out lesbian neighbour, who slowly helps Landy to understand herself.

A beautifully told and achingly real story about human vulnerability, betrayal, devastation, love and healing.

OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!

V Good 1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

LURIE.

THE TRUTH ABOUT LORIN JONES.

Abacus

£3.50

 

Alison,

Lorin Jones, an undervalued artist, died of pneumonia contracted from snorkelling in a cold sea.

Polly Alter, art historian, feminist and fugitive from emotional chaos, has a mission – to wrest her from her ill-deserved obscurity and reveal for the world’s judgment the truth about Lorin Jones…

Fair / Good

1989

294 pages

ISBN: 0-349-10066-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

LYNCH.

MORTON RIVER VALLEY.

Naiad

£4.25

 

Lee,

Paris Collins up and moves every two years. A wandering soul who hasn't bargained for life in Morton River Valley.

Paris finds herself embroiled in Morton River controversies - an environmentally destructive real estate proposal, and drastic budget cuts in the valleys social programs.

Fair / Good 1992

£1.75 P&P (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LYNCH.

SUE STATE PRIVATE EYE.

Naiad

 £4.50

 

Lee,

Sue State, nattiest and toughest Private Eye in Peacock Alley, is minding her own business when who should slide in the window but gorgeous Tallulah Mimosa, irresistable in her ritzy perfume from Cats Fifth Avenue, and so very distressed that what else can Sue Slate do but accept The Case of the Kitnapped Kittens?

Grimmer events transpire. Sue and Tallulah find a people dead - big Ole, whose apartment has been ransacked. Sue finds what the murderer apparently missed - a computer disk - and she escapes with it just as the fuzz arrives.

The trail leads to The God Is Not Dead Church, and their AIDS clinic. This alarms Sue State because her people are Levis and Darlin', and Darlin' has AIDS. Then there's also this pharmaceutical company and a new drug... And there's the Mad Processor - she runs a computer information network that transmits the newest medical findings to help AIDS patients. Is she involved with this?

The truth will out, and everyone, especially Tallulah Mimosa, is in very good paws with Sue State on the case...

OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!!

Good 1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

M

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

MAITLAND.

BRITTLE JOYS.

Virago

£3.75

 

Sara,

Ellie is as multi-faced as the beautiful glass she makes. As the glamorous Heloise, she is the envy of her ambitious apprentice. Her husband sees her as the indulged artiste and their daughter regards her as the ultimate manipulative mother.

Yet to her gay male friends, she is the wise maternal figure who knows how to organise a 'good' death. Perhaps it is only her best friends, Hugo and Judith, who know and love the real Ellie. But even they wouldn't understand the ongoing dialogue she is having with an irascible angel...

Brittle joy is a bittersweet story about creativity and middle-age and about the different kinds of friendship and love that sustain us.

Good / V Good 2000

 

Also
available in
Hardback £4.95
Good Condition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAITLAND.

THREE TIMES TABLE.

Virago

 £3.75

 

Sara,

Three women - Rachel, her daughter, and her daughter's daughter - share a house, but inhabit different worlds. 15 year old Maggie flies with her dragon over the roof tops of London to a secret world; Phoebe, her mother, who has carried the values of the sixties into the harsher world of the eighties confonts difficult truths about love and honesty; Rachel, the grandmother, an eminent paleontologist, has to reconsider the theories she has fought for throughout her professional life.

On one strange and wakeful night Rachel, Pheobe and Maggie find themselves facing the illusions of their own pasts. This is a powerful, magical novel about the shaping of women's lives - their work, their friendship, their mothers and fathers, the extent of their freedom and the boundaries of their experience. Rich and deeply perceptive, Three Times Table re-examines familiar issues and gives them a very contemporary turn.

Fair / Good 1991

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAITLAND.

VIRGIN TERRITORY.

Pavanne

£3.25

 

Sara,

The rape of a nun in a South American mission house causes more sexual disturbance among unraped sisters than in the victim herself - especially Sister Anna, who comes to London to work through her vow of chastity.

Is virginity positive or negative? What is behind the outlawing of female sexuality? What is the link between sex and violence? Anna's sexual and intellectual crisis is dramatically shared with the reader.

The pressures on Anna are extreme - bullying voices of the Church Fathers in her head, the destructive empathy with a brain-damaged child she cares for, and the temptation of physical love with another woman...

This closely argued polemical novel contains some striling truths that re not often aired.

Fair / Good 1985

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MANNING.

THE CHINESE GARDEN.

Brilliance Books

 £3.50

 

Rosemary,

In The Chinese Garden, Rosemary Manning tells a delicate story of the awakening and betrayal of love within the brooding corridors of Bampfield boarding school for girls.

Rachel Curgenven, victim of her own passions as well as other people's, weaves in and out of school life finding most contentment in her own Chinese Garden....

Good / V Good 1984

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARAINI.

LETTERS TO MARINA.

Crossing Press

£3.50

 

Dacia,

A novel in the form of letters from one woman to another after the break-up of their relationship.

In the course of writing these letters the narrator, under the pressure of a failed love relationahip, explores her past: her distance from her father, her incestuous desires for her mother, her miscarriage, her childhood eroticism and her present life with its sexual needs and desires.

One of Italy's best-known women writers.

Fair / Good 1987

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARCH.

REFLECTIONS.

Women's Press

£3.75

 

Caeia,

Returning home after many months, Vonn Smedley dreams of the legendary romance of Tristan and Iseult. Forced by her father, the King, to make a marriage of political expedience, Iseult falls irrevocably in love with her husband-to-be's envoy.

But dreams are no respector of gender, and Tristan appears to Vonn as Tristanne - a beautiful warrior woman.

Then Vonn meets Rachel and, as the two women are drawn instantly together, myth and reality collide and coalesce...

Good / V Good

1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARCH.

THE HIDE & SEEK FILES.

Women's Press

£3.50

 

Caeia,

Moss and Biff lived together as man and wife and only the young woman, who looked like a dyke could see that Biff also was a woman.

Set in a Northern mining community.

Fair / Good

1988

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARCH.

THE HIDE & SEEK FILES.

Women's Press

£3.95

 

Caeia,

Moss and Biff lived together as man and wife and only the young woman, who looked like a dyke could see that Biff was a woman.

Set in a Northern mining community.

Good / V Good

1995

 

       
  MARCH.   SPINSTERS' ROCK Women's Press
£3.95
  Caeia,  
Good / V Good
 

 

 

 

 

 

MARCH.

THREE PLY YARN.

Women's Press

£3.50

 

Caeia,

This passionate story is narrated by 3 women, Dee, Lotte and Esther, as they struggle to take command of their own lives in a world they have not made.

The three choose different paths. Lotte marries for money, Esther seeks education and politics, Dee loves women and learns, through her relationship with her lovers's black daughter, about an oppresion different from her own.

yet their lives increasingly intertwine, and their realisation grows of the importance of other women to each of them.

Full of the realities of working-class lesbian experience.

Fair / Good

1986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARCHESSAULT.

LESBIAN TRIPTYCH.

Women's Press

 £3.95

 

Jovette,

Jovette Marchessault's 'Lesbian Tryptich' is an anthology of three stories - "Night Cows", "A Lesbian Chronicle from Medievial Quebec" and "The Angel Makers" - evoking the best of the new wave of feminist writing in Quebec.

Sensuous and fabulous language turns conventional images of women inside out; Marchessault challenges us to remake our patterns of language in a way that explodes the stereotypes of the past and ecstatically explores the contours of a feminist vision for the future. Anglophone readers will find a new magic, new revelations, a new name of women's experience in the work of this Quebecoise word-spinner.

Good

1985

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARTINAC.

CHICKEN

Bella Books

£3.95

 

Paula,

After 13 years with the same woman, writer Lynn Woods is about to learn that the only thing harder than staying in a long-term lesbian relationship is ending one.

Somewhere between work and therapy sessions with her ex-lover, the newly "divorced" Lynn discovers she is a magnet for younger women - like Lexy, the uninhibited baby dyke bartender with more energy than a Jack Russel puppy and enough sex toys to open an X-rated F.A.O Schartz and Jude, the alluring Vassar graduate and Lesbian virgin who wants an older woman to teach her the ropes.

Lynn knows there's more to life than great sex with hot babes - but right now she can't really remember what that might be.

OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!!

Good / V Good

1997 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARTINAC.

HOME MOVIES

Seal

£4.25

 

Paula,

An evocative and compelling story of loss and love, this new novel by award-winning author Paula Martinac takes on isues central to our times.

Teresa Keenan, a lesbian writer living in New York City, is attempting to come to terms with the loss ofJamie, her beloved uncle, a gay rights activist who has died of AIDS.

Sifting through her memories of life with Jamie, she is reminded of her sister Alison, who died of leukemia at the age of 11 - an event rarely discussed by Teresa's family.

As Teresa struggles to find a way forward through her grief, she learns to honour the memory of her sister and Jamie, and in the process, finds solace and a renewed sense of self.

Good / V Good

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAUPIN.

TALES OF THE CITY.

Black Swan

£3.00

 

Armistead,

The Classic novel that inspired the TV Series.

The lives and loves of a group of people in San Francisco.

Fair / Good

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAUPIN.

MORE TALES OF THE CITY.

Black Swan

£3.75

 

Armistead,

The Classic novel that inspired the TV Series.

The lives and loves of a group of people in San Francisco.

Good / V Good

19

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAUPIN.

FURTHER TALES OF THE CITY.

Black Swan

£3.75

 

Armistead,

The Classic novel that inspired the TV Series.

The lives and loves of a group of people in San Francisco.

Good / V Good

19

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAUPIN.

SURE OF YOU.

Black Swan

 £3.50

 

Armistead,

In this, the sixth and final self-contained volume of Armistead Maupin's epic chronicle of modern life, a fiercely ambitious TV talk show host finds she must choose between national stardom in New York and a husband and child in San Francisco.

Wistful and compassionate, yet subversively funny, Sure of You is a triumphant finale to one of the most addictively entertaining series of novels ever written.

Good

1991

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAUPIN.

SIGNIFICANT OTHERS.

Black Swan

 £3.50

 

Armistead,

Significant Others, the latest self-contained chronicle in the Tales Of The City saga, is a cunningly observed class comedy that's sure to be relished by cognoscenti and by new readers alike.

A holiday in the redwoods goes uproariously awry when the opposing sexes camp out rather to close to each other for comfort. Among those entangled in the mayhem are DeDe Halcyon, reformed debutante, troubled househusband Brian Hawkins, and the irrepressible Michael 'Mouse' Tolliver.

Fair / Good

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAY.

THE ROSE-BEARER.

Liberty Press

£3.95

 

Lizabeth,

When invited to participate in a grand opera, Suzette finds herself jeopardising her long-standing relationship with Cass and her career for a shrewd temptress&ldots;

Romance about a professional woman's strugle to integrate her private love-life with her public and very demanding career.

The story is delightfully amusing, yet sensitive to the plight of lesbian professionals who are openly challenging their traditional roles.

Good / V Good

1987

 

       
  McCLELLAN.  WINDROW GARDEN. Naiad
£4.50
  Janet E,  
Fair / Good
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

McCLOY.

SOME GIRLS.

Penguin

 £3.75

 

Kristin,

When Claire strikes out on her own for the first time in her 23 years of life, she trades the wide-open spaces of New Mexico for the urban anarchy of New York City, a trade that nobody - sometimes not even Claire herself- seems to understand.

She struggles to come to terms with her own self-professed independance, but it isn't until she is befriended by her next-door neighbour, Jade, that she truly begins to feel the possibilities.

Dazzlingly beautiful, mysterious and cosmopolitan, Jade personifies all the qualkities Claire has come to New York to find; she live according to her own desires, no matter how unconventional or unpredictable they may be. Overnight, she becomes first Claires guide, and then something far more intimate.

As her life becomes increasingly interwined with Jade's Claire is continually challenged to reinvent herself, and she is finally forced to make choices that will alter the course of her life forever.

Fair / Good

1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

McDANIEL.

JUST SAY YES.

Firebrand

 £3.95

 

Judith,

"Just Say Yes" is where Lesbian Nuns meets "The Joy of Lesbian Sex" - Provincetown, of course. It's fun, feminist, salty, gritty, and hotter than the sands at Herring Cove in mid-August.

Romance about a young woman called Lindsey who works as a waitress in a restaurant in Provincetown.

OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!

Fair / Good

1991

 

 

 

 

 

 

McNAB.

SILENT HEART.

Silver Moon Books

£3.95

 

Claire,

Victoria Woodson, a highly regarded Associate Professor at Sydney Univesity, is shocked and disconcerted when her book on Victorian erotic writing shoots to the top of the bestseller list.

Her publishers are delighted and sign her up for an exhausting publicity tour, lining up an in-depth feature with Reyne Kendall, an acerbic, award-winning journalist.

The two are opposites. Reyne is self-made, irreverent and out as a lesbian; Victoria is controlled, quiet and at her happeist in the cloistered world of the university.

There she can hise from her childhood memories and from her feelings. But when Victoria's cousin Zoe finds a box of family memorabilia in a cupboard Victoria is forced to confront a terrble secret.

As she digs deeper into her history she finds that some things are neer buried and have to be brought to the surface.

Meanwhile, the mystery of her past and the coldness of her present are challenged by the fire of Reyne's attraction.

Fair / Good

1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

McNAB.

UNDER THE SOUTHERN CROSS

Silver Moon Books

£3.75

 

Claire,

American Lee Paynter has built her small travel agency into an international tour company. Brash, confident, openly lesbian, her great love is her business.

Alexandra Findlay is pusuing a career in Australian tourism with focus and determination - convinced that her career is the best she can hope for in her sloseted emotional existence.

Alex is assigned to accompany Lee on a fact-finding trip to Australia and is soon aware that there is much more than business at stake. Soon Alex's quiet life explodes, and Lee is challenged by a woman unlinke any she has ever known.

OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!!

Fair / Good

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MENDELSON.

LOVE IN IDLENESS.

Picador

 £3.95

 

Charlotte,

Anna Raine is desperate: to escape Somerset, to evade her mother, and above all to find a model of adulthood on which to base her future self. When Stella, her mother's reckless younger sister, offers her London flat, Anna's buried curiosity about Stella quickly becomes fascination: dark secrets, she is certain, lie within her reach.

While by day Anna feigns efficient adulthood, by night she sinks into an increasingly heated world of discovery. As secrets rise to the surface she tries to focus on London - on anything other than her aunt. But the truth has its own momentum, and when Stella returns from Paris, something, or everything, is going to give...

Good / V Good

2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

MILLER.

A DOORYARD FULL OF FLOWERS.

Women's Press

£3.75

 

Isabel,

Stories from one of the most cherished lesbian writers.

Following on with the main characters from "Patience and Sarah". Inspired by the lives of American painter Mary Ann Wilson and her companion Miss Brundidge.

And meet also here the wife who falls in love with her mother-in-law, the woman in the navy determined that, this time, she will not fall in love with her bunk mate; and Lucille who finally meets the woman she has been writing to for years - with surprising results...

OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!

Good / V Good

1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

MILLER.

PATIENCE & SARAH.

Women's Press

£3.00

 

Isabel,

The classic love story of Patience and Sarah two women who lived in loved in the early nineteenth century.

Based on the story of American Painter Mary Ann Wilson and her companion Miss Brundidge.

Fair / Good

1979

 

 

 

 

 

 

MILLER.

PATIENCE & SARAH.

Women's Press

£3.50

 

Isabel,

The classic love story of Patience and Sarah two women who lived in loved in the early nineteenth century.

Based on the story of American Painter Mary Ann Wilson and her companion Miss Brundidge.

Good

1991

 

 

 

 

 

 

MILLER.

PATIENCE & SARAH.

Women's Press

£3.75

 

Isabel,

The classic love story of Patience and Sarah two women who lived in loved in the early nineteenth century.

Based on the story of American Painter Mary Ann Wilson and her companion Miss Brundidge.

Good / V Good

1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

MILLER.

SIDE BY SIDE.

Black Swan

£3.50

 

Isabel,

The story of two courageous young women determined to live as they must, no matter what the consequences.

Patricia and Sharon's love is born during the days of their childhood - maybe even before. Discovered in their love and separated by their parents, the two travel very different paths in the ensuing years, the depth of their feeling for each other tested by time, distance and other women.

Side by Side shows us the fear and heroism of gay men and women at the perilous, exhilarating and unprecedented birth of their community.

It takes us into the hearts of Patricia and Sharon, tow women who make a stand, who put their jobs, their lives and their future on the line for the love they have and for what they know to be right.

Fair / Good

1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

MILLER.

SIDE BY SIDE.

Women's Press

£3.95

 

Isabel,

The story of two courageous young women determined to live as they must, no matter what the consequences.

Patricia and Sharon's love is born during the days of their childhood - maybe even before. Discovered in their love and separated by their parents, the two travel very different paths in the ensuing years, the depth of their feeling for each other tested by time, distance and other women.

When they find each other again, they are in the middle of the Stonewall riots. During the tumultuous, heady days of rebellion that follow, Sharon and Patricia realise that they must now seize the day. But it takes all the courage at their disposal to put their lives, their future, their safety and their love completely on the line...

Good / V Good

1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

MILLER.

SIDE BY SIDE.

Naiad

£3.95

 

Isabel,

The story of two courageous young women determined to live as they must, no matter what the consequences.

Patricia and Sharon's love is born during the days of their childhood - maybe even before. Discovered in their love and separated by their parents, the two travel very different paths in the ensuing years, the depth of their feeling for each other tested by time, distance and other women.

Side by Side shows us the fear and heroism of gay men and women at the perilous, exhilarating and unprecedented birth of their community.

It takes us into the hearts of Patricia and Sharon, tow women who make a stand, who put their jobs, their lives and their future on the line for the love they have and for what they know to be right. 

Good / V Good

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

MILLER.

THE LOVE OF GOOD WOMEN.

Women's Press

£3.50

 

Isabel,

Milly is a lesbian, in love with her sister-in-law, and desperately unhappy, boxed in by the truth of her biology.

Gertrude is a God-fearing Christian, properly submissive to her husband Earl. He and their four children treat her as a charwoman and make fun of her, but she remains faithful, the perfect wife.

When Earl pushes Gertrude into working the night-shift at a local war plant, she is at first shy, reluctant and unhappy.

Eventually, though, through the company and love of the women she meets there, she is able to stand up to the wretch she is married to and find happiness.

Milly, on the other hand, falls in love with another woman and experiences the culture shock that happens when our dearest fantasies become reality. to get what she wants, Milly must be prepared to give up all that she has.

Good / V Good

1988

 

 

 

 

 

 

MILLER.

THE LOVE OF GOOD WOMEN.

Naiad

£3.75

 

Isabel,

Milly is a lesbian, in love with her sister-in-law, and desperately unhappy, boxed in by the truth of her biology.

Gertrude is a God-fearing Christian, properly submissive to her husband Earl. He and their four children treat her as a charwoman and make fun of her, but she remains faithful, the perfect wife.

When Earl pushes Gertrude into working the night-shift at a local war plant, she is at first shy, reluctant and unhappy.

Eventually, though, through the company and love of the women she meets there, she is able to stand up to the wretch she is married to and find happiness.

Milly, on the other hand, falls in love with another woman and experiences the culture shock that happens when our dearest fantasies become reality. to get what she wants, Milly must be prepared to give up all that she has.

Good / V Good

1988

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINA. 

THE SPLINTERED DAY. 

Serpents Tail 

 £3.95

 

V.K, 

This city is for yearning. In the rain, a girl weeps against the glass wall of a bar. In the streets of Greenwich Village, women crowd around the velvet ropes of a nightclub. In the morning, a girl lies against her lover's breast.

The stories of a life are cut and coloured by the stories we've heard: the man who betrayed me, the first woman to touch her, the mother who never loved you. But it takes more than one genre to tell the truth of these days and nights, when the only constraints on a girl's pleasure are her own mind and body. 

V Good / Mint

1999 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MUHANJI. 

HER. 

Aunt Lute Books 

 £4.50

 

Cherry, 

This is a story about Detroit in the late ffities and sixties and the Black men and women who came North to Motor City to work the lines of the Ford Motor Plant.

It's a story about John R. Street, the Harlem Detroit, where they spent their nights trying to forget their days - at Frolic and Flame Showbars, playing Mr. Ben's numbers picked by Joseph's lucky dreams, sitting on stoops reminiscing about the days of their youth in the south.

In this rowdy, irreverent novel the author explores a myriad of relationships between Black women - mother and daughter; mother and daughter-in-law; lesbians; Black and "hi-yellah" - that together depict the struggle of Black women: how they hold each other up and sometimes let each other down. And how their very lives teach each other survival.

 Good / V Good

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAMJOSHI.

THE CONVERSATIONS OF COW.

Women's Press

£3.25

 

Suniti,

Suniti and Bhadravati disagree about almost everything - which is hardly surprising as Suniti is an average middle-of-the-road lesbian separatist and Bhadravati is a Brahmin lesbian cow, goddess of a thousand faces and a thousand manifestations.

Witty, inventive and sharply satirical, the dialogue between Suniti and Bhadravati challenges our every assumption about how we relate to each other.

Fair / Good

1985

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAGY.

THE STRIP

NHB

£3.50

 

Phyllis,

Play - Richly theatrical and savagely comic, The Strip takes us on a roller-coaster ride to the epicentre of contemporary civilisation: a place of myth, magic and stark modernity.

Opening with the memorable line, 'Female impersonation is a rather curious choice for a woman, Miss Coo'.

The Strip follows the fortunes of the aforementioned Ava Coo, along with a love-struck repo man an obsessive lesbian journalist, as they cross America in search of fame and self-gratification at the Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas.

Meanwhile in Earls Court, an enterprising astrologer, a family of fugitive white supremacists and a gay pawnbroker set off to Liverpool in search of justice. Moving against them all is the mysterious Otto Mink.

Good / V Good

1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

NERA.

ALL THAT GLITTERS.

Sapphire

£3.95

 

Franca,

Marta Broderick: beautiful, successful art dealer, London lesbian. Marta inherits an art empire from the man who managed to spirit her out of East Berlin in the 1960s, Manny Schweitz.

Marta has many secrets - for starters, she's dating a sexy married woman, Anne. Marta is also intent on completing Manny's unfinished business: recovering priceless pieces of art atolen by the Nazis.

But things get more complicated when she meets the gorgeous but mysterious Judith Compton. And as the relationship with Anne develops and blossoms, Marta's dark sexual addiction to Judith - along with her guests to return the treasures to the rightful owners - is taking her to dangerous places.

V Good / Mint

1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEUHAUS.

THE CHRISTENING.

Faber

£3.95

 

Denise,

The Christening is the compelling story of three Estonian women, a divided family and a country in termoil.

Analysis of fear and duplicity. The storing account of the years leading up to glasnost...

Good / V Good

1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEUHAUS.

THE LOVE OF WOMEN.

Faber

£3.50

 

Denise,

Kristina has transformed herself into her ideal woman.

When she is made unemployed she returns to her hometown and against her better judgement falls into bed with a naïve and emotionally vulnerable younger woman.

Fair / Good

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWMAN.

IN EVERY LAUGH A TEAR.

New Victoria Press

£4.25

 

Leslea,

Shayna Steinblatt, a thirty year old 'nice Jewish girl', is outraged when her beloved Bubbe is commitd to a nursing home.

While she struggles to help her grandmother accept her new situation, Shayna tries to make peace with her mother, Sylvia; share a few laughs with her best friend, Pearl Gold; and most importantly, work out a lasting relationship with Luz Maria Borges, the Puerto Rican woman who just might be the love of her life.

The stories of a group of Jewish lesbians and how the importance of cultural roots affect lives and loves between women.

Good / V Good

1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

O

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

OHIO.

END OF THE EMPIRE.

St. Martins Press

£3.95

 

Denise,

When Dante rides her Harley into the small town of Cascade Oregon, she sets in motion a chain of events that folks soon won't forget.

Fair / Good

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

PIERCY.

THE HIGH COST OF LIVING.

Women's Press

£3.50

 

Marge,

Leslie is serious and aware of her life's contradictions. A follower of the discipline of karate, a committed lesbian feminist, she is in possession of herself and her body. But professionally she is the dependant protegee of George, a status-seeking academic and remorselesss womaniser.

Stranger in a desolate urban landscape, unwillinlgy set free by her lover, she is befriended by Honor, a teenage princess whose self-conscious airs thinly cover an intelligent spirit and creative potential that Leslie recognises and is moved by.

She shares Honor's company with Bernard, formerly a homosexual street hustler. He is reformed, self-centred, charming and fiercly dependant on Honor's patronage. Leslie and Bernard bristle, spar, become locked in a conspiracy of understanding, and eventually dare to trust each other - with explosive consequences.

Fair / Good

1984

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

       
  RAYN. BUTCH. Lace
£4.50
  Jay,  
Fair / Good
 

 

 

 

 

 

REDDING.

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF DAFFODIL MULLIGAN.

Brilliance

  £3.50

 

Maggie,

Daffodil Mulligan's search for identity is a hilarious dodgem track round a sex obsessed mother, the catholic church, a would-be monk and numerous groping hands.

When Bobby's socks finally drive her to London and the arms of Someone Else, she discovers that she isn't such a problem after all.

Fair / Good

1984

 

       
  REILLY. ROMAN HOLIDAY. Yellow Rose
£6.50
  Belle,

Lesbian Romance Novel.

The eternal city beckons... The adventure continues.

Good / V Good

2000

233 pages

RRP £12.99

ISBN: 0-9674196-3-8

 

 

 

 

 

 

RETZIG.

BOUNDARIES.

Dimsdale

 £3.95

 

Jane,

Romance.

West Yorkshire 1979. Social worker Elizabeth Smith has finally gathered the courage to end her unhappy marriage.

Lost and lonely, she buries herself in work to keep her emptiness at bay.

Then she takes in battered sixth former Jan as a lodger and suddenly she finds her whole world turned upside down...

Good / V Good

1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

RICHARDSON.

NORTHERN BLUE

Naiad

£4.25

 

Tracey,

At the top of her class in the Ontario Police Academy, Miranda McCauley is an athletically gifted, intensely ambitious young woman.

Angry for allowing herself to be seduced and dumped by her predatory physical training instructor, Miranda resolves not to let anything stand in the way of her career.

When Miranda falls for fellow recruit Miki Paxton, their love affair ignites a firestorm of searing passion. But even Miki can't melt Miranda's ambitions to be a police chief by the time she's forty, and the two part company on graduation day.

Years, later in line for a big promotion and engaged to the mayor's son, Miranda seems well on the way to achieving her goals. NO one would suspect that this outstandinf policewoman is haunted by an emptiness that no amoutn of success can fill.

Then Miki transfers to Miranda's town...

OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!

Good / V Good

1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIDLEY.

THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF MISS TRANBY QUIRKE.

Virago

 £4.50

 

Elizabeth,

Tranby Quirke has spent her life being invisible. She is a spinster: a fact that, in 1909 at the age of 34, is practically synonymous with being dead.

Her days are spent toiling in obscurity, lecturing to modern women - mainly to please old-fashioned men - on subjects ranging from Removing Dry Rot to Proper Cutlery Positioning. Tranby is deeply frustrated. She suppresses her sexual urges, secretly supports the Suffragette movement, and embarks on worldwide adventures - but only inside her head.

The she meets the beautiful 19 year-old Lysette McDonald and love enters her life. A love that Tranby's heart and soul struggle to accomodate. A love whose name Tranby can only dare to speak after she takes the most remarkable journey of all.

Good / V Good

1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIOS.

PLAYING FOR KEEPS.

Rising Tide Press

 £4.95

 

Stevie,

When the cruise full of fun-loving women pulls away from shore, leaving her stranded, Becca Neal realizes that she has indeed 'missed the boat'.

What Becca cannot imagine is that the greates adventure of her life is about to unfold.

As she steps into the lives of an extraordinary circle of lesbian and gay friends, she meets Lindsay West, a grad student from Bloomington, who is principal oboist for the Filarmonica de Caracas.

And Rob Heron, the dear gay man who is her best friend. And Merceded Luego, Lindsay's gorgeous lover, who yearns to explore the Amazon - and does.

A novel which dances with the spicy rhythms of another land, as it captures the dreams, the struggles, and the passion of a community of friends and lovers. A sparkling adventure of the body and the spirit. b

V Good / Mint

1996

£1.50 P&P

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROBBINS.

EVEN COWGIRLS GET THE BLUES.

Corgi

£2.95

 

Tom,

Starring Sissy Hankshaw - flawlessly beautiful, almost. Film

A small-town girl with big-time dreams and thumbs to match - hitchhiking her way into your heart, your hopes and your sleeping bag...

Follow Sissy's amazing hitchhiking odyssey as she sets forth on a series of intellectual and erotic adventures that will bring tears to your eyes.

OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!

Fair

1977

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROBERTS.

A PIECE OF THE NIGHT.

Women's Press

£2.95

 

Michele,

Julie Fanchot, French born, English convent-school educated, learns to please.

The seductive daughter, the virgin Mary, the romantic heroine, the perfect wife and mother: she can be all of these.. But Julie knows she is also the witch, the whore, the madwoman, the insatiable, the lesbian.

Poor / Fair

1978

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROBERTS.

DAUGHTER'S OF THE HOUSE.

Virago

£3.50

 

Michele,

Julie Fanchot, French born, English convent-school educated, learns to please.

The seductive daughter, the virgin Mary, the romantic heroine, the perfect wife and mother: she can be all of these.. But Julie knows she is also the witch, the whore, the madwoman, the insatiable, the lesbian.

Good / V Good

1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROBERTS.

DAUGHTERS OF THE HOUSE.

Virago

£3.25

 

Michele,

Secrets and lies linger in the very walls of the solid, old Normandy house in which Therese and Leonie, French and English cousins of the same age, grow up after the war.

Intrigued by parents' and servants' guilty silences and the broken shrine they find buried in the woods, the girls weave their own elaborate fantasies, unwittingly revealing the village secret and a deep shame that will come to haunt Therese and Leonie in their adult lives....

Fair / Good

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROBERTS.

THE VISITATION

Women's Press

£3.50

 

Michele,

The story of Helen, rebel and refugee from a suburban upbringing, and the conflict between her need to be a creative woman, and her desire to love men.

The Visitation centres on Helen's relationships with her twin brother, her mother and her beloved grandmother, and her intimacy with her friend Beth.

Through all these relationships, and through the metaphor of the twin, the lost 'male' otherself, Michele Roberts explores the meaning of gender, of the shadows cast by childhood sexuality into adult life: and offers the vision of a synthesis triumphnt over guilt and loss.

Fair / Good

1986

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROBINSON.

BITCHES & BASTARDS ANGELS & SAINTS.

Ringpull

 £4.50

 

Michael,

Royston Bone, Private Eye, is the baddest lover in town.

His first client, Dexter Humpage, gives him a case that looks too good to be true - amissing person that just happens to live with Royston's ex-lover, Roxanne Bliss.

But Dexter is looking for more than a missing person - he's convinced the sassy Nadene is the woman to cure his seven month bout of impotence. That is if she doesn't take up Roxanne's offer and turn dyke.

A ripping yarn re-cut for the nineties, a speedball of a novel where low brow culture meets high brow literary dexterity and the two get on like a house on fire.

V Good / Mint

1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROE.

ANGELS FLYING SLOWLY

Sceptre

£4.75

 

Jill,

When their father runs off with the tobacconists wife, Isobel and Caro are left to the far from tender mercies of their mother, Iris, who relieves her frustration with bouts of fury towards her elder daughter.

Bewildered and hurt by their mother's lack of affeection, the girls turn inwards for support, erecting a fence of fierce mutual loyalty against the outside world.

Only during the idyllic summer holidays on the wild and beautiful Cornish coast do they experience normal, happy family life with their grandparents.

Dispatched to a convent boarding school, the sisters find the discipline harsh and the mysteries of religion alien. The claustrophobic atmosphere of an all-female community proves a fertile breeding ground for petty rivalries and unhealthy passions. But they discover, too, a love and security lacking at home.

Until the arrival of Cousin Ursula. Exotic, beautiful, obediant Cousin Ursula, their stepfather's niece, who is everything that Isobel is not.

Abandoned by her own mother, Ursula insinuates herself into Iris's affections and increases family tension; at the convent, her knowing gaze provokes nuns and girls alike.

Everywhere, she perpetrates sly tricks - masked by a deceptively innocent air that ensures she always escapes punishment herself. Pushed to the limit, Isobel decideds to exact the own revenge... Hardback

Good / V Good

1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROMO- CARMONA.

LIVING AT NIGHT.

Spinsters

£4.95

 

Mariana,

Erica Garcia - a young, working class Puerto Rican lesbian searching for her place in the world.

Erica's unresolved anguish over her mother's illness causes her to drop out of college and work as an aide at an institution dor developmentally disabled persons, where she interacts with women whose every action and bodily function are duly monitored, but who stubbornly maintain their dignity and assert their individuality in an environment that tends to shred those qualities.

Though Erica comes to realise that she may not be able to change the world, she can iondeed take charge of her own life.

A troubling view of the indignities and neglect on disabled and old people by those who are caring for them.

It is, however, also a story of hope and redemtion - of how one woman's compassion can make a small but essential difference in the lives of those whom society would rather forget.

And how much those removed from the cares of the outside world can teach us about life and the value of human connections. b

Good / V Good

1997

£1.75 P&P (UK)

 

 

ISBN:

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROSS.

THE BEST LAID PLANS.

Second Story Press

£4.50

 

M.E,

A slice of life - lesbian style.

First, Keeley has a relationship with Darla, and then she has one with Carolyn who seems to get involved with everyone. And of course there are Beth and Louise.

Romance, drama, sex and tragedy preoccupy this diverse and fascinating group of women. Their lives become intricately intertwined as they share gossip, happiness, crisis and loss.

Like the unfolding of real life, their relationships evolve; they struggle with love, aging and serious illness, coping with both their own community and the larger world.

A novel full of humour and irony - inpossible to put down. v

OUT OF STCK - SORRY!

Good / V Good

1995

£2 P&P (uk)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RULE.

AFTER THE FIRE..

Pandora

£3.95

 

Jane,

When Dickie dies tragically in a fire on the remote island of Galiano off the West coast of Canada, his mother is left grief stricken and Red, his girlfriend, discovers that she is pregnant.

Illegitimate. eighteen and without her own family support, Red decides to keep the baby in spite of the islanders disapproval and adopts the old ladies that she cleans for as her family: old miss James who is childless, lovely Henrietta Hawkins and cantankerous Milly, bitterly twisted by prejudice.

Her friendship with Karen, a young Japanese woman working on the Ferry and for the fire service, highlights the differences in their outlook. Like Red, Karen has no family support.

Unlike Red, she drifts, never integrates and feeling that she doesn't belong - 'lives on the edge of other peoples' lives rather than at the centre of her won'.

Fair / Good

1989

Hardback

RRP £12.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

RULE.

AGAINST THE SEASON.

Pandora

£3.50

 

Jane,

When Amelia Larson takes her dead sister's diaries and reads them, family history is disturbed...

Long buried memories of old relationships return to sour or colour the present which still contains some of those people immortalised in ink in the diaries.

Dina Pyros, used furniture dealer and town 'butch' is courted publicly and privately by Rosemary Hopwood, an unlikely but persistent wooer.

Many Lives are linked through Amelia, a tough but aging woman who struggles to come to terms with her sister's death through her continuing involvement with those characters her sister left behind.

Fair / Good

1988

 

 

 

 

 

 

RULE.

AGAINST THE SEASON.

Naiad

£3.75

 

Jane,

When Amelia Larson takes her dead sister's diaries and reads them, family history is disturbed...

Long buried memories of old relationships return to sour or colour the present which still contains some of those people immortalised in ink in the diaries.

Dina Pyros, used furniture dealer and town 'butch' is courted publicly and privately by Rosemary Hopwood, an unlikely but persistent wooer.

Many Lives are linked through Amelia, a tough but aging woman who struggles to come to terms with her sister's death through her continuing involvement with those characters her sister left behind.

Fair / Good

1984

Large £1.50 P&P (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

RULE.

CONTRACT WITH THE WORLD.

Pandora

£3.50

 

Jane,

The live and loves of 6 people who use Art to try and make sense of their lives.

Alma meets sound-recording artist Roxanne, and Alma's married life with sculptor Mike Trasco disintergrates in her passion for Roxanne.

Carlotta, Alma's closest friend, comforts Mike - and becomes involved with Roxanne.

Allen is in love with Pierre. And Joseph is going crazy...

Good

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

RULE.

CONTRACT WITH THE WORLD.

Naiad

£3.50

 

Jane,

The live and loves of 6 people who use Art to try and make sense of their lives.

Alma meets sound-recording artist Roxanne, and Alma's married life with sculptor Mike Trasco disintergrates in her passion for Roxanne.

Carlotta, Alma's closest friend, comforts Mike - and becomes involved with Roxanne.

Allen is in love with Pierre. And Joseph is going crazy...

Fair / Good

1982

£1.75 P&P

 

 

 

 

 

 

RULE.

CONTRACT WITH THE WORLD.

Naiad

£4.75

 

Jane,

The live and loves of 6 people who use Art to try and make sense of their lives.

Alma meets sound-recording artist Roxanne, and Alma's married life with sculptor Mike Trasco disintergrates in her passion for Roxanne.

Carlotta, Alma's closest friend, comforts Mike - and becomes involved with Roxanne.

Allen is in love with Pierre. And Joseph is going crazy...

Good / V Good

1990

£1.75 P&P

 

 

 

 

 

 

RULE.

DESERT OF THE HEART.

Pandora

£3.50

 

Jane,

Classic Lesbian Romance Novel / Film.

The story of the blossoming love between Evelyn and Ann.

When Evelyn Hall goes to Reno to dissolve her 16-year-old marriage the last thing she expects to do is fall in love again.

She meets Ann, younger, wilder, free-spirited, seemingly her opposite and becomes drawn into the serene heat of the desert by day and the casinos of Reno by night.

OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!!

Good / V Good

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

RULE.

DESERT OF THE HEART.

Silver Moon

£3.95

 

Jane,

Classic Lesbian Romance Novel / Film.

The story of the blossoming love between Evelyn and Ann.

When Evelyn Hall goes to Reno to dissolve her 16-year-old marriage the last thing she expects to do is fall in love again.

She meets Ann, younger, wilder, free-spirited, seemingly her opposite and becomes drawn into the serene heat of the desert by day and the casinos of Reno by night.

Cover from the Film: Directed by Donna Deitch.

OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!!

Fair / Good

1987

 

 

 

 

 

 

RULE.

THIS IS NOT FOR YOU.

Pandora

£3.75

 

Jane,

Kate, cool, collected, her self-control so harsh that it amounts to self-sacrifice, watches as her friends Esther, Andrew and Monk confront their sexuality, marriege, work and wealth.

Through Kate's eyes we see Esther, the woman Kate worships, but cannot bring herself to love openly, lurch haphazardly, sometimes hilariously, through men, marriage and her art.

Her humanity and perception combined with her dry humour make Kate a character who stays in your mind long after you've finished the book. Her brief, passionate relationships with other women never detract from her love for the woman she can never bring herself to share her life with.

Good / V Good

1987

 

 

 

 

 

 

RUSS.

THE ADVENTURES OF ALYX.

Women's Press

£2.50

 

Joanna,

The story of Alyx a heroine set in a sci-fi world. Alyx, assassin, thief, dragonslayer and bodyguard travels from the gutters of ancient Carthage to the golden streets of Ourdh.

Fair / Good

1985

 

 

 

 

 

 

RUSS.

THE TWO OF THEM

Women's Press

£2.50

 

Joanna,

Two women on the run in a world where only men are free to do what they please head for earth. - Sci-fi

Fair / Good

1986

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SACKVILLE -WEST.

NO SIGNPOSTS IN THE SEA.

Virago

£3.50

 

Vita,

The Story of Edmond Carr an eminent journalist and self-made man. In middle age he learns he has only a short time to live.

Leaving his job on a Fleet Street paper, he takes a passage on a ship to an unspecified destination - for Edmund knows that Laura, a beautiful and intelligent widow whom he secretly admires, will be a fellow-passenger.

Exhilarated by the changing colours of the ocean and the distant tropical islands, Edmund strolls the deck with Laura.

This is a voyage of awakening. For in these long purposeless days Edmund relinquishes the past as he discovers the joys, and the pain, of a love he is determined to conceal. (Vita's last novel).

Fair / Good

1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

SALVATORE.

BENEDICTION.

Silver Moon Books

£3.95

 

Diane,

The story of Grace a young woman who admires athletic and fun Linda Amato and equally looks up to Sister Mary Alice a devout young nun who seems to have all the answers.

Grace and her best friend Anne used to share everything, now all Anne cares about is how far to go with her boyfriend. Then one day it becomes clear just how far Linda Amato is prepared to go with her best friend.

Grace's first lesbian affair and her fight to keep her intregity whilst those around her - including Sister Mary Alice - are urging her to compromise is a wonderful story of growing up and coming out. Its progress through love, sexuality and friendship will awaken so many memories for us all.

Good / V Good

1991

£1.75 P&P (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

SALVATORE.

LOVE, ZENA BETH.

Silver Moon Books

£3.95

 

Diane,

The story of Joyce, who gets a chance to interview the most famous Lesbian writer in America and whom is her idol.

But things go too well for Joyce and she has to make a decision about her life.

Good / V Good

1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

SALVATORE.

PAXTON COURT.

Silver Moon Books

£3.95

 

Diane,

The story of a group of people who retire to a community village in Florida.

The newcomers are a bit of a shock. To start with the women all live with women, and the men with other men.

Portrait of how people learn to live together, overcoming stereotypes and the fear of the unknown.

Sexy, moving and very funy it is this fine authors best book yet.

Good / V Good

1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

SANDS.

TRAVELS WITH DIANA HUNTER.

Lace

£3.75

 

Regine,

When 18-year-old Diana Hunter runs away from her hometown of Lubbock, Texas, she begins an unparalled odyssey of love, lust, and humour that spans almost 20 years.

The array of women drawn to Diana's wit and body is only overshadowed by Diana's own versatile capacity for meeting their amorous needs.

Poor / Fair

1991

 

 

 

 

 

 

SANDLER.

BIG DEAL.

Sapphire

£4.25

 

Helen,

Fair / Good

 

 

 

 

 

 

SARTON.

A RECKONING

Women's Press

£3.50

 

May,

The compelling story of a woman's reconciliation with her own life. Told that she has cancer, and only months to live, Laura decides that she will do her dying in her own way.

Gradually loosening her many ties to life - to her work, her sisters, her grown children - she searches for what she calls 'the real connections', and finds herself taken 'deeper and deeper into what it is to be a woman'.

For it is with women that she finds the real connections to have been - above all the tormented connection with her brilliant and devastating mother, and the long buried attachment to the friend of her youth, Ella.

Ella's presence returns to haunt Laura's consciousness ever more vividly, and to comfort her, in her last days.

Good / V Good

1984

 

 

 

 

 

 

SARTON.

AS WE ARE NOW.

Women's Press

£3.25

 

May,

The Story of Caro Spencer, former teacher of mathematics, who at 76 is abandoned in a Home for "old people".

She struggles to salvage what dignity she can through defiance and contempt. But in the end it is her own inner life that must save her, and the spark of human love.

Fair / Good

1987

 

 

 

 

 

 

SARTON.

THE EDUCATION OF HARRIET HATFIELD.

Women's Press

£3.75

 

May,

The Story of Harriet who devastated after the death of her lover opens a women's bookshop.

But the shop is labelled 'obscene', and threats escalate into violence.

Then Harriet's sexuality is exposed by a glib newspaper article, and she finds herself embrioled in a single-handed struglle against ignorance and prejudice. Thus begins a radical re-education.

Good / V Good

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHIANO.

SWEET BITTER LOVE.

Rising Tide Press

£4.50

 

Rita,

Susan Fredrickson is a woman of fire and ice, a successful executive. From the moment Jenny Ceretti spots her at the village coffee-house, her serene life begins to change.

OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!!

Good / V Good

1997

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHULMAN.

EMPATHY

Sheba

£3.75

 

Sarah,

Anna O has never yet had sex with another lesbian. She knows the time has come to look at her compulsion for ambivalent bisexuals.

And Doc is right there on the street corner to assist her, a post-Freudian analyst with a decrepit couch, 'rates you can emotionally accept', and a heart still bruised by the Women in White Leather.

Like Doc himself, Anna is suffering from too many deaths of friends with AIDS, from fragments of the American Dream that surface incongrously on the Lower East Side, and most of all, from empathy...

Good

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHULMAN.

PEOPLE IN TROUBLE.

Sheba

£3.25

 

Sarah,

Kate, a married artist who loves her husband, discovers the pleasures of a lesbian affair.

Peter confronts a world that is beginning to look disconcertingly gay - both at home and outside.

Molly, who takes tickets in a sleazy movie house, juggles her lovers, watches her friends dies of AIDS and tries to keep her heart in one piece.

The story of a group of people whose lives are altered by the appearance of "Justice", an underground organisation of Gay guerrilla activists.

OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!

Fair / Good

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHULMAN.

RAT BOHEMIA.

Plume

£4.25

 

Sarah,

Set in contemporary New York City, Rat Bohemia is the story of Rita Mae Weems, a woman from Queens who works as a rat exterminator for the NYC Departmentof Health's Pest Control Division.

As she battles the budget cuts for extermination and streetlights, her best friend, Killer, a career plant-waterer, is busy falling in love with the rakish and enigmatic Troy Ruby.

And David, a writer who is HIV positive, struggles to be truthful about the AIDS experience even as his family averts their eyes from his day-to-day efforts to stay alive.

Through Rita, David, and Killer, Schulman traces the very paeticular and very devastating ways that gay people are abandoned by their familes - a subject that has not yet found its way into the public discussion about AIDS - and the enormously creative and courageous ways in whic gay men and lesbians lead their lives despite this loss.

Good / V Good

1997

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCOPPETTONE.

HAPPY ENDINGS ARE ALL ALIKE.

Alyson

£3.50 

 

Sandra,

Romance / Coming Out / Teen.

Jaret could have had any boy she wanted, and she wanted none. Peggy too could have had her pick. Instead they chose each other.

In their small East Coast town the summer before their first year at college, the two girls carefully hide their romance from everyone except their closest friends and Jaret's understanding, liberal mother. But when rumours begin to fly, Jaret and Peggy learn difficult lessons about the power of l;ove -and the power of hate.The girls knew from the start their relationship would not be easy. But they never imagined it could turn deadly.

At once a taut thriller and tender romance, Sandra Scoppettone's classic novel compassionately portrays two young women coming to terms with their sexuality, the homophobia and sexism surrounding them, and the formidable challenge of coming into one's own.

OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!!

Good / V Good

2000

 

       
  SCOTT. BOUDICA: Dreaming the Eagle Bantam
£4.50
  Manda,

The magnificient bestselling novel of the world's most famous warrior queen.

 

 

Myth / Legend. Lesbian Interest.

Good / V Good

2004

720 pages

ISBN: 0-553-81406-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEVERANCE.

GHOST PAINS.

Sheba

£3.50

 

Jane,

The story of 2 sisters and their struggle with their Lesbian mother, who is an Alcoholic.

Through a haze of agony and guilt a ray of hope shines on the two sisters - Ghost Pains is a grown-up book about growing up.

Fair / Good

1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHAPIRO.

THE COLOR OF WINTER.

Naiad

£4.50

 

Lisa,

In a world that glorifies the mind but stifles the spirit, two women struggle to live on their own terms...

Haunted by ghosts of the past, Dr. Sandra Ross, 51, seeks safety in the conventions and conformity of academia. Newly appointed to the History Department at University of California - Berkeley, she becomes faculty advisor to 29-year-old Jay Hope, the rebellious daughter of wealthy philanthopists.

Jay's inheritance is contingent upon her receiving a college degree befopre she turns 31, and her powerful mother will do everything she can to ensure that Jay plays by her rules. But Jay has other plans...

Good / V Good

1996 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHEARER.

AND LOVE CAME CALLING.

Rising Tide Press

 £4.50

 

Beverly,

The magic of the wild west comes alive in this timeless tale of love between women. When Kenny Smith (Kendra Nelson), the handsome stagecoach driver, saunters down the dusty main street of Jackson with spurs jangling, all the dance hall girls swoon. Little does Kenny dream that her life is about to take a detour.

After Kenny is shot during a holdup, then framed, she is desperate to escape the pursuing posse. It is Sophie McLaren, a young, cool-headed widow living in a line shack, who nurses Kenny back to health and hides her from the law.

When danger lights the fire of passion between these two women, their fates become entwined. And as they dare to dream of a different life, they learn that love overcomes all obstacles.

Good / V Good

1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHOCKLEY.

SAY JESUS & COME TO ME.

Naiad

£3.95

 

Ann Allen,

Evangelist Myrtle Black, as regal and proud as a reincarnated African queen, holds powerful sway over her following - a following which, does not suspect she is a lesbian.

In Nashville to preach at a revival, Myrtle becomes enraged at the murder of two black prostitutes and, ignoring peril to herself, galvanizes women of all races and backgrounds in a march for equality.

She also meets Travis Lee, a successful singer who has arrived in town for a recording session accompanied by her high-living retinue and a philandering male companion. Travis's lifestyle of parties and booze and drugs changes drastically as she falls in love with the charismatic Myrtle.

To love each other is the ultimate jeopardy... Travis's career is at risk, and Myrtle must finally come to terms with the contradictions between her religious ministry and her lesbian identity. b

Fair / Good

1987

£1.75 P&P

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIMMONDS.

HEART ON FIRE.

Silver Moon Books

£4.50

 

Diana, 

Rising American star Jody Johnson is less than amused when her tour bus is stranded in the Australian Outback, miles from anywhere except the Davanzo Truck Stop.

However, professional to the last she gets ready to turn on the charm for the family who run the isolated roadhouse and motel.

But what she finds is not at all what she expects. Because Jody - good looking, coo; and with a far-away sadness ever present in her eyes - is about to meet Grace Davanzo.

Grace, who could have her pick of the truckers and tourists, with her lush good looks and her work-hardened body, has come back to the safety of her family with dark memories from a marriage gone horribly wrong.

And there, miles from anywhere, against the beautiful backdrop of untamed Australia an unstoppable attraction is ignited between these tow strangers.

OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!

Good / V Good

1997

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIMMONDS.

FORTY LOVE.

Silver Moon Books

£4.75

 

Diana,

Julai Ross is on top of the world. A champion tennis player with multi-million dollar sponsorship contracts, she is brash, brave and beautiful.

Then she reaches for one shot too many and ends up with a painful, debilitating injury. She must get better and get back on the circuit as soon as possible before she slides too far down the ratings. That is all that matters to her. Until, on an Australian beach, she meets Eliot Barron.

Trapped in a loveless marriage, Eliot has built her life around her daughter, ten-year-old Morgan. Rich and conventional, Eliot is not prepared for what happens to her mind and her body when she encounters Julia.

But worse is to come. the press small a story and soon the women's photographs are spread over the front pages. Just the chance that Eliot's husband, Jack, has been waiting for and before long he is demanding custody of Morgan.

The choice is clear to Eliot - she must give uip her new life for the sake of her child. But Julia is not used to losing and Jack makes the fatal mistake of underestimating her. Not something that any other opponent has ever done.

OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!

Good / V Good

1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

SMITH.

LIKE

Virago

£4.75

 

Ali, 

The story of two sisters. Amy and Ash.

Ali Smith evokes the twin spirits of time and place in an extraordinary powerful first novel.

By turns funny, haunting and moving, Like soars across the hidden borders between cultures, countries, families, friends and lovers and treases out the connections between people, the attractions, the ghostly repercussions.

Good / V Good

1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SMYTHE.

SHADOWS ON THE DALE.

The Dimsdale press

 £4.25

 

Christina,

Alex Scott - private hire driver - is still grieving over the death of her partner, Jess, as she sets out one foggy february night to collect a female passenger from Gatwick airport.

Asked to take the country route, Alex sees no cause for alarm until they are joined by two more women who force her to drive them to the cottage she shared with Jess in North Yorkshire.

Ploughing through a terrifying blizzard that will wrap them in the remote Yorkshire dale - Alex's horror at discovering the identity of her captors is further complicated by her growing attraction to one of them.

When she discovers the real reason behind her abduction, she realises that all their lives are in danger. For even as the four trapped women rage against their fate, a sinister new threat is moving towards the dale...

Fair / Good

1997

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOMMERS.

PLAYERS.

Naiad

£4.25

 

Robbi,

Ruby meets Markie in the ladies room of the Flowers Bar, in an encounter so passionate that Ruby must find and have this woman, this Markie...

But Markie prides herself on being all things to all women. MArlie is a game player.

Not that Ruby is naive or inexperienced. She's learned a few things from hot, impetuous, wealthy Valerie, who flew with Ruby to New York and en route showed Ruby some unusual amenities of first class travel.

While Markie is sending poor Ruby around the bend with her romantic wooing, including an introduction to the luscious charms of Marisa, Markie is all the while seeing hot Sandra, and confused Ruby must console herself with Jean.

The Ruby finds Markie with Lara... And Ruby turns to Loren the biker... And finally there is Susan... sweet, sweet Susan...

How many erotic games can these women play? Especially Markie, the biggest game player of them all? What will happen to all these players?

Fair / Good

1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOMMERS.

GETTING THERE.

Naiad

£4.50

 

Robbi,

For every woman who has craved... the roughness of strong hands and the softness of sweet kisses... passion like aheated waterfall... a lover to take you deeper into yourself than you've ever been.

Let Robbi lead you on a sensous journey to yourself. A journey driven by exquisite desire and the promise of release. A journey through an intricate maze of passion and vulnerability, to that secret place where the romantic and the erotic are one.

There's something about surrender that brings us home to ourselves.

Fair / Good

1992 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOMMERS.

UNCERTAIN COMPANIONS.

Naiad

£4.50

 

Robbi,

Veronica cannot fathom her deepening attraction to lesbian Amanda. Neither can Jason, Veronica's baffled and angry husband.

For he has lost Veronica to more than Amanda's charms.

Caught up in the world of lesbian sensuality, Veronica is swept into another world as well, a magical world whose strangeness is exceeded only by its passions...

A mysterious, hypnotic world where she is a woman named Feronia, where she is desired and enjoyed by the powerful, intensely sexual woodland moongoddess Devana.

Jason, who can hardly countenance that he has lost his wife to lesbian Amanda, much less to the dream-world beyond, is determined to hunt down and recapture the woman he claims as his own...

Come with Veronic... into two worlds of stunning eroticism.

Fair / Good

1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPAIN.

POISON FOR TEACHER.

Virago 

£3.75

 

Nancy,

A nasty attack of murder has broken out at Radcliffe Hall (aka Roedean) which brings, in the unlikely guise of schoolteachers, two most unorthodox detectives - revue star Miriam Birdseye (aka Hermione Gingold) and her Russian ballerina chum Natasha Nevkorina - hotfoot to solve it.

Undaunted byn the horros of matron, mutton, Bally Netball and the pupils' endless recitals of Innisfree ('Ai will arise and go now...'), Birdseye et cie triumph once more. 

First published in 1949. A novel of detection, laced with comedy and high camp. Lesbian Landmarks Series Book

OUT OF STOCK - AT PRESENT!!!

Good / V Good

1994

 

       
  STELBOUM. PAST PERFECT. Alice Street
£5.95
  Judith P,  

Good / V Good

2000

257 pages

ISBN: 1-56023-201-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEWART.

EMERALD CITY BLUES.

Rising Tide Press 

£5.00

 

Jean,

When the desperate lives of Reb and Flynn, two lesbian runaways struggling to survive on the streets of Seattle, collide with the comfortable, yuppie life of Chris Olson and Jennifer Hart, the forecast is trouble.

But as their very different worlds become intertwinded, they discover that they have much in common - all have been battered by love and each has resolved not to risk her heart again.

A celebration of the healing, redemptive power of love.

Good / V Good

1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

STINSON.

MARTHA MOODY

Women's Press

£3.50

 

Susan,

When Amanda Linger, a farmer's wife, spies Martha Moody (Magic woman and huge woman) swimming in the local creek, life tilts, spins and is never the same again.

Soon Marhta becomes the focus of Amanda's world. A world which encompasses Miss Alice, a cow who loves nothing more than a bucket of oats and the telling of a fine story; Clara, Amanda's closest confidante; and Ruth, the local girl, who runs messages, minds her own business and loves Miss Alice.

But for Amanda, Martha is the centre of it all, as the two women weave and perform stories of unheard of majesty, dipping into the sensuous delights of the palace of the flesh.

Good / V Good

1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORES.

SIDE TRACKS.

Naiad

£4.50

 

Teresa,

Unwilling to accept their seperate fates, Maxine and Josephine run away from home disguised as boys and ride the rails as hobos.

After a chance meeting in a boxcar "Joe" and "Max" decide to travel together, each believing the other is really a boy - a boy unlike any of the other boys she's known.

As the freight trains meander the maze of silver tracks, the wanderers grow closer... and begin to fall in love.

Good / V Good

1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STURTEVANT.

A MISTRESS MODERATELY FAIR.

Alyson

 £4.75

 

Katherine,

Seventeeth-century London is not accustomed to such a woman. Margaret Featherstone, a widow, manages her own household and business affairs. As a playwright, she consistently competes with England's most creative men for the attention of stage directors, benefactors, and even King Charles II.

but Margaret Featherstone hides a secret longing from the rest of her world - and even from herself.

Amy Dudley share's both Margaret's ambition and her longing. With her superb acting ability, Amy could deliver instant acclaim for Margaret's work - but if her past should come back to life, it could deliver them both to the gallows.

A Mistress Moderately Fair vivdly recreates an era long past, in a saga filled suspense, romance, and revenge.

Good / V Good

1988

 

 

 

 

 

 

SWALLOW.

LEAVE A LIGHT ON FOR ME.

Alyson

£4.50

 

Jean,

The lives and loves of a group of women post- coming out.

An engaging story of interesting, complex women who are lesbians dealing with universal issues of love, infidelity, friendship, and family pain.

Good / V Good

1991

 

 

 

 

 

 

T

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAYLOR.

A THIRD STORY.

Silver Moon Books

£4.25

 

Carole, 

Dr Elizabeth McKay has a good life. Friends, lover, respected and a job she loves in the University's Psychology Department. All in her world is as perfect as it gets. Until Chuck Gardner is hired.

The son of the University's most important - and rich - alumni, Gardner is inexperienced, abrasive and earning much more than Elizabeth. But when she starts a sex discrimination case she embarks on a course of action of which she cannot predict the ooutcome.

Lisa Hunter at 21 is trying to find the meaning of life. In pain and trying to avoid naming it, her one solcae is her weekly meeting with Dr McKay. When Chuck Gardner decides Lisa is a lesbian and her 'relationship' with Elizabeth is open to misunderstanding he thinks he has found the way to stop the court case against him.

With the local press hot on the trail of scandal and her mentor Dr Jeanette Harrison - with her own secrets to keep - berating her for bringing the University into disrepute Elizabeth has to fight hard to keep her intregrity.

Slowly out of the potential disaster comes the courage to fight for the right to be who you are. When the final count is in - Elizabeth, Lisa and Jeanette Harrison are standing together...

Good / V Good

1992 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAYLOR.

FAULTLINE.

Naiad

 £3.95

 

Sheila Ortiz,

Outrageous, zesty, funny lesbian novel that takes the rest of the world in stride.

Fair / Good

1982

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TELL.

WILDENESS TREK

Naiad

£4.95

 

Dorothy,

Kay and her life partner lead six very dissimilar women on a 2week trek in the Ozark mountains.

Each woman has her own reasons for going and one involves death.

Romance/Thriller, start of the Poppy Dilworth Mysteries.

Good / Mint

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

THEOBALD.

BICHE. 

Flame

£5.95

 

Stephanie, 

George and her gang - Holly, Bet, Ann and Alex - are twentysomething wannabes.

Eking out an existance in whatever way they can, they live in a rundown part of Montemarte, waiting to be discovered as the next big things in fashion and journalism.

Addicted to one-night stands, George has always assumed that one day she'll meet 'The One'.

But when 'The One' finally turns up, it is somebody quite unexpected. Life for George and the gang will never be quite the same again. Large

Good / V Good

2000

£1.75 P&P (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

THOMPSON.

DIAMONDS & RUST

Silver Moon Books

£4.75

 

Jane,

Alice Morrison has created a world for herself. The headmistress of a girls' private school she lives surrounded by books and her beloved cat, Orlando.

Not a very exciting existance - but a safe one. Until Mattie comes barrelling back into her life. Mattie, who she fell in love with when they were at school together. When Alice was the teacher and Mattie was the pupil, and Alice thought it would be forever.

But Mattie does not believe in forevers. Nor does she believe in safety. Given the chance she will create havoc in Alice's carefully constructed ivory tower. But this time it will be different and at the end of Mattie's stay no one will be untouched by the events set in train by her arrival...

Good / V Good

1997

 

 

 

 

 

 

THOMPSON.

STILL CRAZY

Silver Moon Books

£3.75

 

Jane,

Librarian Beatrice Hawksworth is contented with her life&ldots;

Then into her life comes Harriet, escaping London and her past, sure of who she is, safe in her sexuality.

Slowly at first, then with increasing fear - and excitement - Beatrice is forced to take stock of her past in order to find the courage to start living her present in a way that is true to her deepest self.

Good / V Good

1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THOMSON.

SEVEN MILES FROM SIDNEY.

Pandora

 £3.50

 

Lesley,

When Deborah Carry is invited to Australia to write a film about gangland violence, she gets murdered herself.

The police and the newspapers are hardly sympathetic; any woman who jogs alone is asking for trouble.

When her best friend May identifies the killer they let him go. But Deborah's death forces May to re-evaluate her own life.

Back in England she realises that she was in love with Deborah, that she has always loved women and for the first time she feels strong enough to love herself.

Set in London and Sydney, this is a tense and passionate first novel.

Fair / Good

1987

 

       
  TODD. THE DRIVE. Naiad
£5.25
  Trisha,

Autobiography of Trisha Todd.

The incomparable actress who embodied the title role (Claire) 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODER.

CHOICES.

Alyson

 £3.75

 

Nancy,

Can you ever really forget your first lover? Sandy and Jenny are college roommates and best friends, and only gradually do they realize their growing attraction to one another.

They become secret but passionate lovers, yet after graduation they drift apart. When they meet up again years later by chance, the two women must confront the choices they've made in life. Was theirs just a schoolgirl crush or the romance of a lifetime - about to be rekindled?

Good / V Good

1991

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODER.

CHOICES.

Alyson

 £4.25

 

Nancy,

Can you ever really forget your first lover? Sandy and Jenny are college roommates and best friends, and only gradually do they realize their growing attraction to one another.

They become secret but passionate lovers, yet after graduation they drift apart. When they meet up again years later by chance, the two women must confront the choices they've made in life.

Was theirs just a schoolgirl crush or the romance of a lifetime - about to be rekindled?

Fair / Good

1991

Tenth Anniversary Edition.

 

       
  TOKSVIG. FLYING UNDER BRIDGES. Time Warner
£3.95
  Sandi,

Comical.

Guests ruin weddings all the tme, although I will admit it is probably less usual for them to do it by killing the groom...

Good / V Good

2003

310 pages

ISBN: 0-7515-3133-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOKSVIG.

WHISTLING FOR THE ELEPHANTS.

Black Swan

£3.95

 

Sandi,

Dorothy, aged ten, finds herself making her own way in Sassaspaneck, New York in 1968.

Her English father, who never talks above a whisper due to an youthful injury with a cricket ball, has tucked her and her mother away where the potential for embarressment can be limited.

All the other children in town have gone to camp, so Dorothy must provide her own entertainment.

She comes across a samll, faded zoo on the outskirts of town, and as she begins to know the eccentric group of women who live there she begins to discover a world way beyond the one she has glimpsed so far.

Good / V Good

2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOMASO.

THE HOUSE OF REAL LOVE.

Plume

£3.95

 

Carla,

Asked by a famous lesbian herstorian how she has kept her 20 year relationship with her lover, the story told is a comical story of infidelity, casual sex, serious sex, and sneaky liaisons&ldots;

Unfortunately, an affair with the herstorian is to prove the Waterloo of this marathon cheating career. And when Connie finds out, The House of Real Love takes a 180-degree turn into a tumultuosly erotic yet comical and not at all politically correct look at "a relationship that works".

Can cross-dressing as a man, joining a self-help group run by a parky gay brother-and-sister team, moving in with one's therapist, or going on a national talk show win back a lover?

An irreverent look at the attitudes and issues that affect lesbian relationships. A true lesbian farce, complete with costumes and mistaken identities and no shortage of ribald humour.

Good / V Good

1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOMASO.

MATRICIDE.

Plume

£3.95

 

Carla,

Every woman has considered murdering her mother at least once. The quirky, verse-scribbling, passion-seeking narrator of Carla Tomaso's Matricide, however, has actually tried it.

Now she's got five cats (each left behind by a different ex-lover), no good reasons to get out of bed, and a bad attitude.

In this clever, compulsive tlae of modern lesbian life, Tomaso turns her shapr eye on the most charged relationship of all - with compelling results.

Matricide is a darkly delicious concoction of secrets, lies and unconditional love - and loathing.

Good / V Good

1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TREFUSIS.

BRODERIE ANGLAISE.

Methuen

£3.50

 

Violet,

Broderie Anglaise presents, in fictional form, the key event of Violet Trefusis' youth: her love affair with Vita Sackville-West.

'It is a love story full of seduction and wordliness and lingering scents... it comes to life not because Trefusis is dealing wth a real-life affair, but because she succeeds in showing how passion totters on some very flimsey pedestals'.

'A fictional account of the author's affair with Vita Sackville-West, which at the time was thought to be scandalous, and a work which can also be seen as reply to Virginia Woolf's Orlando. Provides further insight into the extraordinary and complex personalities of all three women'.

Fair / Good

1987

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TREFUSIS.

PIRATES AT PLAY.

Virago

£3.95

 

Violet,

The story of Elizabeth Caracole, who is sent by her parents to Florence and the family of a papal count.

The count has 5 sons and Elizabeth finds herself encouraged to meet all the eligible men as well as the beautiful ambitious Vica, who has plans of her own.

Set in the frenetic, fantastical Twenties. A romantic comedy.

V Good / Mint

1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TROLLOPE.

A VILLAGE AFFAIR.

Black Swan

£3.50

 

Joanna,

The story of Alice Jordan a married woman, with the perfect life. A loyal, if dull husband, three children, two cars, and now the house.

So why did she feel that something huge, something crucial was missing?

As they settle into local life, Alice meets Clodagh and the 2 women begin an affair... Scandalising the village, opening up old wounds. (TV Serial).

Fair / Good

1992

270 pages.

ISBN: 0-552-99410-3

 

       
  TULCHINSKY.  LOVE RUINS EVERYTHING. Alyson
£5.75
  Karen E,  
Good / V Good
 

 

 

 

 

 

 V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VEREL.

THE OTHER SIDE OF VENUS.

Naiad

 £4.75

 

Shirley,

A love story for all time.

Ending her arid marrage has not lessened Judith Allart's emotional emptiness. Because she understands the dictates of Lesbian nature she has come to know and accept, she has rejected Julian Floyd's proposal of marrage. And because she also realizes the power of the forces marshalled against women like herself in mid-twentieth century England, she has submerged her life in her work.

Thyen she meets young, radiant, intelligent Diana Quendon, whose first novel has propelled her into the glamourous world of London publishing. As Judith struggles against the deepening bond between them, young Diana, with none of Judith's life-experience, understands only that Judith's love is necessary to the completion of her self.

Soon the two women are confronted by all the forces Judith fears. Diana's formidable mother challenges Judith; and the implacable Julian arrays all the powerful weapons at his command to destroy a relationship he considers irredeemably evil.

The Other Side of Venus is a portrayal in depth and dimension of a time and a world only a few brief, cautionary years before our own time. It is a luminous, literate, unforgettable love story.

Fair / Good

1988

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VICARS.

TREAT.

Harrington Park Press

£4.95

 

Angie,

Gerd Mackenzie had everything-family, breeding, beauty, even an engagement ring from Richard, a suitable young man on his way to a top law firm. her future was assured until the night Ricahrd took her to the theatre. She couldn't take her eyes off a certain green-eyed actress. But Gerd just couldn't be a lesbian... could she?

Maxine Ivers. always known as Max, was a free-spirited actress and singer who worried that she was from the wrong side of the tracks. She'd been involved with a few men, but even Richard couldn't distract her from passion for women. And when she looked at his blonde, aristocratic fiancee, she felt an electricity she couldn't deny.

Soon Gerd and Max are exploring the ecstacy of love, and Gerd is adjusting to her new identity as a lesbian. But when Gerd's wealthy parents discover that their daughter is a lesbian, they turn their backs on her. With no money and no family support, abandoned by her old friends, Gerd clings hard to Max. But Max hates to be tied down...

Good / V Good

2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VISE.

SWEET VIOLET.

Sapphire

£3.95

 

Ruby,

Violet is young, butch and new in town, looking for a way to get over her childhood sweetheart Katherine, who has recently become engaged.

Fortunately there are plenty of disstractions in 1980s London. The rarefield big-city dyke scene is both politically and sexually charged, and populated by women who reange from cosmic mother-earth worshipers to sexy girls in leather. And these sisters don't always see eye to eye.

But while Violet explores the delights of lesbian London, desperate to get a hot date for Katherine's wedding, Katherine herself - tantalised by disturbingly erotic daydreams - is already having second thoughts about the big event.

V Good / Mint

1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WALKER.

BY THE LIGHT OF MY FATHER'S SMILE.

QPD

£4.50

 

Alice,

A family travels to the remote Sierras in Mexico - the writer-to-be, Susannah; her sister, Magdalena; her father and mother - to study the endangered indigenous peoples.

And there they embark upon an encounter that will change them more than they could ever dream.

Moving back and forth in time, and among unforgettable charcters, Alice Walker crosses conventional borders of all kinds as she explores in this magical novel the ways in which a woman's denied sexuality leads to the loss of the much-prized original self; and then how she regains that self, even as her family'spast of lies and love is transformed.

Presents a celebration of sexuality and the powerful links between sexuality and spirituality. it explores sexality as a celebration of life, of trust in Nature and the Spirit, even as it affirms the belief.

As Alice Walker says, 'that it is the triumphant heart, not the conquered heart, that forgives. And that love is both timeless and beyond time'.

Poor top

Fair / Good condition

1999

Large

£1.75 P&P (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WALKER.

IN LOVE & TROUBLE.

Women's Press

£3.25

 

Alice,

Spellbinding Stories that are tributes to the black women of the rural American South in which she grew up.

Fair

1987

 

 

 

 

 

 

WALKER.

MERIDIAN.

Women's Press

 £3.75

 

Alice,

Meridian Hill, a high school drop-out, with a child and an absent husband, begins to understand something of her black heritage when she volunteers to return to the Deep South to help Civil Rights workers in a voter registration drive.

As the sixties take their bloody toll of black leaders, Meridian leaves her child and goes on to college where she fails to become a lady, but learns a good deal about betrayal, love and hate. In the years that follow, revolutionary talk becomes unfashionable; the American Dream of Meridian's lover, Truman, and many of her friends.

But she herself continues to dream of and work for a society in which the oppressed have the strength to seize full control of their lives.

Fair

1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WALKER.

POSSESSING THE SECRET OF JOY.

QPD

£4.50

 

Alice,

The story of Tashi, an African tribal woman.

Told in Tashi's voice and the voices of the people who knew and loved her, it is the shattering account of a young girl whose decision to go through the female initiation ceremony has terrible and tragic consequences.

With this novel Alice Walker takes on a subject of profound importance to milions of women and men throughout the world, and does so with integrity and grace.

Good

1992

£1.50 P&P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WALKER.

POSSESSING THE SECRET OF JOY.

QPD

£4.50

 

Alice,

The story of Tashi, an African tribal woman.

Told in Tashi's voice and the voices of the people who knew and loved her, it is the shattering account of a young girl whose decision to go through the female initiation ceremony has terrible and tragic consequences.

With this novel Alice Walker takes on a subject of profound importance to milions of women and men throughout the world, and does so with integrity and grace.

Good

1992

£1.50 P&P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WALKER.

THE COLOR PURPLE.

Women's Press

£3.50

 

Alice,

The story of Celie, who raped by her father and forced into an ugly marriage, has no one to talk to but God.

Then she meets Shug Avery, singer and discovers the love and support of women.

Classic Novel that became a classic Film.

Fair / Good

1986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WALKER.

THE TEMPLE OF MY FAMILIAR.

Penguin

£3.50

 

Alice,

Transcending the conventions of time and place, this powerful and visionary novel looks at the history from the viewpoint of peoples at present dispossed and discounted, peoples whose future is yet to come.

leading the story we find the wonderful Lissie, a woman of a thousand pasts, and her gentle painter companion Hal.

Arveyda the great guitarist and his Latin American wife in flight from her pwn past.

Suwelo the history teacher, whose generation of men has 'failed women', and his former wife Fanny who falls in love with spirits...

And elsewhere, hovering tantalisingly, are Miss Celie and Miss Shug of The Color Purple, to which this story is related both in vision and in spirit.

V Good / Mint

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WALKER.

THE TEMPLE OF MY FAMILIAR.

Guild

£5.95

 

Alice,

Transcending the conventions of time and place, this powerful and visionary novel looks at the history from the viewpoint of peoples at present dispossed and discounted, peoples whose future is yet to come.

leading the story we find the wonderful Lissie, a woman of a thousand pasts, and her gentle painter companion Hal.

Arveyda the great guitarist and his Latin American wife in flight from her pwn past.

Suwelo the history teacher, whose generation of men has 'failed women', and his former wife Fanny who falls in love with spirits...

And elsewhere, hovering tantalisingly, are Miss Celie and Miss Shug of The Color Purple, to which this story is related both in vision and in spirit.

Fair / Good

1989

Hardback

Large

£2.00 P&P (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WALKER.

THE THIRD LIFE OF GRANGE COPELAND.

Women's Press

£3.50

 

Alice,

The story, through three generations, of the family of a black tenant farmer in Georgia, where the author herself grew up.

Grange Copeland is driven by racism, poverty and despair to desert his wife and son and go North.

When he returns years later, Margaret is dead; and their son Brownfield imprisoned for murder.

Grange becomes the guardian of Brownfield and Mem's youngest daughter, Ruth.

It is Ruth who represents the third and final chance of regeneration and eventual freedom from social and spiritual bondage.

Ostensibly about a man and his son, it is the women and how they are treate that colours everything.

Fair / Good

1985

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WALKER.

YOU CAN'T KEEP A GOOD WOMAN DOWN.

Women's Press

£2.95

 

Alice,

14 stories cutting a triumphant swathe through the taboos and shibboleths of modern America.

Offering truth where the lie has reigned supreme but never settles for an easy truth.

The black women whose vitality she celebrates are not interested in clumsey, contradictory slogans - from bitter experience they know that racism or sexism has poisoned nearly all the wells from which they have been invited to drink.

In these powefully written stories Alice Walker entraps us with laughter or shock, and then nudges us ever closer towards the mirror.

Fair

1982

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WANDOR.

GUESTS IN THE BODY.

Virago

£3.25

 

Michelene,

Sequence of 17 Stories around the Dybbuk, the restless, invading soul of Jewish mythology.

Fair / Good  1986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WARD.

THE GLASS BOAT.

Brilliance Books

 £3.50

 

Alison,

When architect Stephane is given the job of redeveloping Gabriel's Wharf, she knows it will bring her unlimited pestige.

But the wharf is inhabited, and Stephane's increasing involvement with the people there makes her careful life difficult to control.

The appearance of Dasha finally persuades her to give up both her lover and career, to discover what she really wants.

Good

1983

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WARNER.

LOLLY WILLOWES.

Virago

 £3.50

 

Sylvia Townsend,

Lolly Willowes is a twenty-eight-year-old spinster when her adored father dies, leaving her dependent upon her brothers and their wives.

After twenty years of self-effacement as a maiden aunt, she decides to break free and moves to a small Bedfordshire village.

Here, happy and unfettered, she enjoys her new existence nagged only by the sense of a great secret she has yet to discover.

That secret -and her vocation - is witchcraft, and with her cat and a pact with the Devil, Lolly Willowes is finally free.

Fair / Good

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WARNER.

SUMMER WILL SHOW.

Virago

£3.75

 

Sylvia Townsend,

Sophia enjoys the freedom afforded by estrangement from her husband Frederick. A woman unused to criticism, she feels that no queen could have a more absolute sway than she, mistress of Blandamer House.

Then her children die and that poise is shaken. Deciding to follow Frederick, Sophia arrives in Paris in the spring of 1848 as barricades threaten street