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AUTHOR

TITLE

PUBLISHER

PRICE

 

 

 

 

 

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ALLAIN & ELWIN Eds).

GETTING WET: TALES OF LESBIAN SEDUCTION.

Canadian Women’s Press

£4.50

 

Carol & Rosamund,

This is sex fiction that gets under the covers and rolls them back, sex fiction that inscribes lesbian erotics poignantly, playfully and powerfully.

25 women writers with the best of lesbian erotica.

Good / V Good

1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANTONIOU.

SOME WOMEN.

RhinocEros

£3.75

 

Laura Ed),

Introduced by Pat Califia.

Over 40 essays written by women actively involved in consensual dominance and submission. Professional mistresses, lifestyle leatherdykes, whipmakers, titleholders - women from every conceivable walk of life lay bare their true feelings about issues as explosive as feminism, abuse, pleasure and public image.

Good / V Good

1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

  B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BARBER.

AFTERGLOW.

Alyson

£4.25

 

Karen Ed),

More stories of lesbian desire.

With the excitement of new love, the remembrances of past lovers, Afterglow offers more well crafted, imaginative sexy stories of lesbian desire in the tradition of "Bushfire".

Good / V Good

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

BARBER.

BUSHFIRE.

Alyson

£4.25

 

Karen Ed),

Stories of Lesbian Deisre.

Sometimes intensely sexual, other times subtly romantic, these stories celebrate lesbian desire in all its forms.

The authors portray a lazy affair set against the backdrop of Venice.

A small town stone butch being "flipped" by a stranger with painted fingernails.

An intense but destructive relationship between a reporter and a mysterious dancer.

And a holy encounter between a birthday girl, a call girl, and her rosary beads.

Good / V Good

1991

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLACKWOMON & CASPERS.

VOYAGES OUT 2

Seal

£3.75

 

Julie & Nona,

Lesbian Short Fiction.

In this 2nd volume of this series 2 new storytellers report on lesbian life in distinctive ways.

Good / V Good

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLEDSOE.

HEATWAVE: Women in Love and Lust.

Alyson

£3.95

 

Lucy Jane Ed),

Lesbian Short Fiction.

Where can a woman go when she needs a good hot&ldots;read?

Crawl between the covers of "Heatwave", a collection of original short stories about women in search of that elusive thing called love.

Culled from the best works of the premier writers of today - a mix of established favourites and new discoveries - "Heatwave" provides a provocative look into the lesbian imagination and is guaranteed to leave you entertained, intrigued - and satisfied.

V Good 1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLEDSOE.

SWEAT.

Seal

£3.95

 

Lucy Jane Ed),

Stories and a Novella.

The elusive sanctity of Sport. The exquisite rewards of risk. The adventure that is contemporary lesbian life. Sweat will tempt you from your comfort zone.

V Good / Mint

1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRADSHAW & HEMMING Eds).

GIRLS NEXT DOOR.

Women's Press

£3.50

 

Jan & Mary,

Lesbian Feminist Stories.

22 stories drawing us into lesbian worlds, telling how we survive as mothers, lovers, daughters, winners and losers.

Strong women leading lives without men - though the violence which is so many men's response weaves its way through this collection.

Fair / Good

1986

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRIGHT.

HEROTICA 3

Plume

£3.95

 

Susie Ed),

A Collection of Women's Erotic Fiction.

This passionate mosaic of sexual reality and fantasy encompassses a spectrum of experience - black, white, Asian, Latina, gay, straight, and married.

From naïve first love to future sex, from romance-novel fantasy to wild encounters at the laundromat, this collection of steamy stories will leave you breathless.

Good / V Good

1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRIGHT.

SUSIE SEXPERTS LESBIAN SEX WORLD.

Cleis Press

£4.50

 

Susie Ed),

A shockingly honest look at sexual and social lives of lesbians - what lesbians really do, not what the censors and sex police say we ought to do&ldots;

From lipstick lezzies to straightforward butches and new wave leather chicks, you've never seen a lesbian nation like this before.

Good / V Good

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRIGHT.

SUSIE BRIGHTS SEXUAL REALITY: A Virtual Sex World Reader.

Cleis Press

£4.25

 

Susie Ed),

Turning her pen to politics and passion, jealousy and risk in an intimate look at the human sexual condition.

V Good 1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

BROWN.

ANNIE OAKLEY'S GIRL.

City Lights

£3.95

 

Rebecca,

Collection of Contemporary Lesbian Stories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALIFIA.

MACHO SLUTS.

Alyson

£4.95

 

Pat,

Erotic exploration of S/M fantasy in previously taboo territory: a lesbian's encounter with three male cops, a leatherman who loves to dominate other top men, an incestuous Victorian triangle, a lucky girl who gets to take on eight top women, and more - even a dash of vanilla.

V Good 1988

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALIFIA.

MELTING POINT.

Alyson

£5.25

 

Pat,

A Collection of Erotic Short Stories.

Edged with danger, laced with wicked charm, these stories about over-the-top sex and the women who adventure in that uncharted territory of lesbian S/M.

V Good 1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALIFIA.

NO MERCY.

Alyson

£5.50

 

Pat,

Collection of Short Stories about S/M.

Dominant/submissive sex is stirred into several genres - science fiction, romance, fantasy, fairy tale and horror.

V Good / Mint

2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHARLESWORTH.

EXOTIC SPECIES.

GMP

£2.50

 

Kate,

A field Guide to some of our British Gays.

Comical look at everything needed to identify 46 major species, with full information on nesting patterns, song, plumage, and - most important - courtship and mating habits.

(Gay and Lesbian reference guide).

Fair 1984

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COLETTE.

THE RAINY MOON.

Penguin

£2.50

 

 

& Other Stories. OUT OF STOCK - SORRY!

Fair 1979

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COOPER.

I BELIEVE IN ANGELS.

Serpent's Tail

£3.50

 

Fiona,

In this dazzling collection of short stories,Fiona Cooper turns her witty gaze on a kaleidoscopic mix of characters. here are wronged lovers and passionate dreamers; dole-queue heroes and French Resistance heroines; children taking faltering steps in a chaotic world and waltzing grannies; religious fanatics, true believers, painters and penguins.

Interspersed with the joyously whimsicle are tales that turn a searchlight on our deepest hopes and our darkest fears. Wry and ironic, this is nevertheless a celebration of love from a writer very frimly on the side of the angels.

Fair / Good

1991

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLLL Co Ed)s,

COMMON LIVES / LESBIAN LIVES.

Iowa

£3.75

 

 

A Lesbian quarterly with Stories, Poetry, pics and Essays.
No 50

Fair / Good
Spring 1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DAVIS.

LESBIAN PLAYS.

Methuen

£3.25

 

Jill Ed),

4 Plays by Lesbians.

  1. Any Woman Can by Jill Posener

  2. Double Vision by The Women's Theatre Group with Libby Mason

  3. Chiaroscuro by Jackie Kay

  4. The Rug of Identity by Jill Fleming.

Fair / Good

1987

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAVIS.

LESBIAN PLAYS : 2

Methuen

£3.50

 

Jill Ed),

5 Plays by Lesbians.

  1. Coming Soon by Debby Klein.

  2. Julie by Catherine Kilcoyne.

  3. Supporting Roles by Sandra Freeman.

  4. The Housetrample by Sue Frumin.

  5. Cinderella, The Real True Story by Cheryl Moch.

Fair / Good

1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEGENERES.

MY POINT... AND I DO HAVE ONE.

Boxtree

£4.50

 

Ellen,

From the star of the TV show "Ellen".

Observations, outrageous dreams, and strange but (sort of) true stories. (Lesbian Interest).

"Hello and welcome to my book (and now yours). Thank you for your interest in my thoughts, my words of wisdom, and my recipe for French toast. Throughout the year it took me to write this, I wrote in solitude, recording my thoughts as they came to me, digging up old memories, pouring out my heart and soul. Then, at the end of the process, I hoped and prayed to God that there were a few people out there who would enjoy it." - Ellen Degeneres.

Good / V Good

1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DESSAIX.

AUSTRALIAN GAY & LESBIAN WRITING.

Oxford

£3.95

 

Robert Ed,

An Anthology of Stories and Poetry.

383 pages full of stories, poetry and history from Australian Gays and Lesbians. Includes notes on the authors themselves.

Fair / Good

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FADERMAN.

CHLOE PLUS OLIVIA.

Penguin

£7.00

 

Lillian Ed),

An Anthology of Lesbian Literature from the Seventeenth Century to the Present.

Anthology of four centuries of lesbian literature, with each piece set in historical and literary context. Offering an enlightening review of the shifting concept of lesbian literature itself followed by examples of six different genres:

Romantic Friendship, Sexual Inversion, Exotic and Evil Lesbians, Lesbian Encoding, Lesbian Feminism and Post-Lesbian Feminism.

Authors range from Katherine Philips in the seventeenth century and Emily Dickinson in the nineteenth century to Audre Lorde and Dorothy Allison in the twentieth century.

Good / V Good

1994

 

Large

£3 P&P (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORBES.

THE NEEDLE ON FULL.

Only Women Press

£3.95

 

Caroline,

Lesbian Feminist Science Fiction. £1.50 P&P

A Collection of short stories combining lesbian feminist insight with the fantastic possibilities of science fiction.

Two women hurtle into space, sole companions for the next 20 years. "You realise, of course,&ldots; that you are about as much support, company and help as the dead chickens I had to jettison this morning&ldots;"

Fair / Good

1985

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORREST.

DREAMS AND SWORDS.

Naiad

£3.95

 

Katherine V,

Suspenseful and erotic Stories of Mystery and speculation&ldots;

Includes Kate Delafield Lesbian homicide Detective.

Good / V Good

1991

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORREST & GRIER Eds),

DEEPLY MYSTERIOUS.

Silver Moon

£3.95

 

 

Erotic Lesbian Stories..

Cross the best lesbian mysteries with the hottest lesbian romance and what do you get? Deeply Mysterious the third collection of lesbian short stories from Silver Moon Books.

Fair / Good

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORREST & GRIER eds,

DIVING DEEP.

Silver Moon

£3.75

 

 

Erotic Lesbian Love Stories.

Silver Moons first short story anthology brings together stories of Love, Desire, Romance and Passion.

Fair / Good

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORREST & GRIER eds,

DIVING DEEPER

Silver Moon

£3.95

 

 

More Erotic Lesbian Love Stories.

Second anthology of erotic lesbian short stories. Diving Deeper takes over where it's predecessor Diving Deep left off. Stories of Love, Desire, Romance and sizzling passion to take your breath away, from writers who know how to please - and who invite you to come along for the ride.

Fair / Good

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRENCH.

CAMPING BY A BILLABONG.

Blackwattle

£3.75

 

Robert,

Gay and Lesbian Stories from Australian History.

From the First Fleet to the fabulous fifties, a collection of stories your history teacher didn’t tell you. Stories that illustrate important themes in our history; stories of sodomites, homosexuals, lesbians and camp people, from the start of European settlement through to the dawning of gay liberation.

Good 1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GRIER & CASSIDY Eds),

DANCING IN THE DARK.

Silver Moon Books

£4.75

 

 

Erotic Love Stories.

Short stories to thrill, entertain and enthrall you from some of the most exciting lesbian writers around. Romantic, sexy and fun this is the 5th collection of erotic love stories from Silver Moon Books.

Good / V Good

1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRIER & CASSIDY Eds),

THE FIRST TIME.

Silver Moon Books

£4.25

 

 

Lesbian Love Stories.

No one ever forgets the first time&ldots;

From schoolgirl crushes to blistering passion, every lesbian remembers the first time they finally gave in to the seduction of a woman's touch.

The 5th collection of erotic love stories from Silver Moon Books.

OUT OF STOCK - SORRY!!

Good / V Good

1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HAWTHORNE, DUNSFORD & SAYER Eds),

CAR MAINTENANCE, EXPLOSIVES AND LOVE.

Spinifex

£4.95

 

Susan, Cathie & Susan,

And other Contemporary Lesbian Writings.

Lesbians have become cultural amphibians. This anthology reflects the varied tongues, the inventiveness of lesbian culture and the diversity of lesbian writing.

It explores the mechanics of daily life, the explosiveness of relationships and the geography of love.

Here is toughness, conviction, perseverance and passion. Writing which makes a difference.

V Good / Mint

1997

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOHMANN.

GONE IS THE SHAME.

Masquerade

£5.50

 

Marti,

A Compendium of Lesbian Erotica.

Over 50 stories spanning a century of passionate adventure.

From Pat Califia to Alison Tyler. £1.75 P&P (UK)

V Good / Mint

1997

 

 

 

 

 

 

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JAY.

DYKE LIFE.

Pandora

£6.50

 

Karla Ed),

From growing up to growing old. A celebration of the Lesbian experience.

A thoughtful, inclusive and original look at the many aspects of lesbian lives, including coming out, sex, health, work, identity and ageing. From racial issues to body piercing, from raising children to outing, this authoritative collection, filled with specially commissioned pieces, gives vibrant voice to the diversity of lesbian experience.

Twenty essays include Laura S brown on families of origin, Joyce Hunter on lesbian youth, Beverly Greene on lesbian couples, Kitty Tsui on lesbian marriage, Marny Hall on lesbian fantasies, Jo Ann Loulan on sexual stereotypes and Victoria Brownworth on outing.

Interspersed with these are short personal narratives by an array of authors including Del Martin, Phyllis Lyon, Mary Meigs, Leslea Newman, Paula Martinac, Tee Corinne and Lee Lynch.

Good / V Good

1995

 

 

V Large

£3.50 P&P (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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KAY.

OTHER LOVERS.

bloodaxe

£3.50

 

Jackie,

Poems by Lesbian Jackie Kay, exploring the qualities of "Love".

OUT OF STOCK - SORRY!!

Good / V Good

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KAY & KANTROWITZ

SINISTER WISDOM 28

SW

£3.25

 

 

Poetry, Art, Drama and Essays.

Special Focus on Women and Work; Body Image, Size & Eating.

This edition focuses on fat-body image- eating food, women and work, lesbian outlaws - former lovers, ageing, living sober and nostalgia.

A journal for the Lesbian Imagination in the Arts and Politics.

Fair / Good

Winter 1985

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KAY & KANTROWITZ

SINISTER WISDOM 51

SW

£3.00

 

 

An open issue where lesbians lay claim to our lives.

Poetry, Art, Drama and Essays.

 

A journal for the Lesbian Imagination in the Arts and Politics.

Fair/Good

Winter 1993/94

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KAY & KANTROWITZ

SINISTER WISDOM 52

SW

£3.00

 

 

Special Focus on Allies. Poetry, Art, Drama and Essays.

A journal for the Lesbian Imagination in the Arts and Politics.

Fair / Good

1985

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KIERAN.

SUGAR WITH SPICE.

Banned

£3.75

 

 

A Collection of short fiction that touch upon the many challenges that are common to today's Lesbian.

Fair 1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LEE & SILVERA Eds).

PEARLS OF PASSION.

Sister Vision

£4.50

 

C Allyson & Makeda,

A Treasury of Lesbian Erotica.

Explores the subtle complexities, intense intimacies and sensual tenderness of lesbians of colour.

Good / V Good

1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEE.

BELLYDANCER.

Press Gang

£4.95

 

Sky,

Stories.

The protagonists in this brilliantly quirky collection include bellydancers, bag ladies, lesbians, and sojourners from distant times. Bellydancing was originally performed at the bedside of women in labour, as an erotic dance of creation.

In these provocative stories "bellydancer" is an archetypal survivor, a dancer through trance and dream. Interweaving whimsical stories of enchantment with macabre plots, Lee flaunts the illicit and mocks the market demand for the exotic. With her distinctive blend of humour and melodrama, she spins allegorical tales and stories for sheer entertainment.

V Good / Mint

1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVIA.

INCIDENTS INVOLVING WARMTH.

Only Women Press

£3.50

 

Anna,

A collection of Lesbian Feminist Love Stories.

Stories that interpret love in many different ways. Passion, friendship, long term relationships, lust in the dust and what it means to become involved with a straight woman are all exposed.

Fair / Good

1986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVIA & MOHIN Eds),

THE PIED PIPER.

Only Women Press

£3.75

 

Anna & Lillian,

Lesbian Feminist Fiction

Tales full of humour, high spirits, social comment, pathos and metaphor made flesh.

The landscape changes as you move from one story to the next: medieval Britain, 19th century Jamaica, contemporary southern France, dyke bars in London and the States, respectable Dalesford-on-Sea, a 'Silburian' conference in Vancouver.

These stories by lesbian feminist novelists, poets and play wrights rework classic themes and give us fresh departures: the teenage fag hag, blacklesbian myth and reality, the historical passing woman and, of course, coming out and falling in love.

An Anthology whose hallmark is surprise and revelation.

Fair / Good

1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LORDE.

SISTER OUTSIDER

Crossing Press

£4.25

 

Audrey,

Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde.

Includes: Poetry is Not a luxury.

  • Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power.

  • Man Child: A Black Lesbian Feminist's Response.

  • The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House.

  • Eye to Eye: Black Women, Hatred, and Anger

  • Grenada Revisited: An Interim Report.

Good / V Good

1984

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LORDE.

UNDERSONG

Virago

£3.95

 

Audrey,

Chosen Poems Old and New.

Audrey Lorde's untimely death in late 1992 makes this, her last personal selection of her poetry, all the more poignant.

Spanning the last forty years, these beautiful testaments have been rigorously revised and reworked by the writer as she eloquently explores her lifelong involvement with the themes of politics, sexuality, and race.

Good / V Good

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LW & P Co Eds,

DYKEVERSIONS.

Canadian Women's Press

£4.25

 

 

Lesbian Short Fiction. A celebration of lesbian lives - original short fiction by talented women writers.

Twenty-two different voices articulate the richness and diversity of lesbian experience. Through writing that varies from erotic to matter of fact, from angry to hilarious, they express lives as lovers, friends, kin and co-workers - lives that are, in short, multifaceted and full.

Good / V Good

1986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LW & P Co Eds,

DYKEWORDS.

Canadian Women's Press

£4.50

 

 

An Anthology Of Lesbian Writing.

An entertaining and refreshing anthology that includes writing about the vibration of lesbian love, cultural identity, sexual fantasy, overcoming alcohol abuse, a teenage coming out, lesbian history, imaginative lesbian antics for lesbian survival and much much more!

Good / V Good

1986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LYNCH.

CACTUS LOVE.

Naiad

£4.25

 

Lee,

Collection of Short Stories.

Don't miss this heartfelt collection of tales about women you know&ldots; Women like you.

More tales of the women you come to know and love in Lee Lynch's novels and Short Stories.

Fair / Good

1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LYNCH.

HOME IN YOUR HANDS.

Naiad

£3.95

 

Lee,

Collection of Stories.

All lesbian themed collection.

With stories about first love in old age; the passing scene in a Lesbian bar as seen by the women who run it; two young women reaching a new stage of physical intimacy; and other stories of romance and eroticism, of problems and love and friendship in lesbian lives.

Fair / Good

1986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LYNCH.

OLD DYKE TALES.

Naiad

£3.95

 

Lee,

Collection of Stories.

In this unprecedented collection you will come to know many women intimately, women from the broad spectrum of lesbian life and experience, who will touch your heart and the experience of your own life.

Fair / Good

1988

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MACPIKE.

THERE'S SOMETHING I'VE BEEN MEANING TO TELL YOU.

Naiad

£4.50

 

Loralee Ed),

Stories, along with gripping experiences, of Lesbian and Gay Parents who have come out to their children.

The people you will meet are workers and professionals, young and old, white and black, closeted and out. They are people just like you! £1.50 P&P

Good / V Good

1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MACQUET.

THE FLYING HART.

Sheba

£3.25

 

Claire,

Stories about the power of sex&ldots;

Lesbian love from childhood to old age, the love of peasants and angst-ridden social climbers - struggling to breathe.

Good 1991

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAITLAND & LA TOURETTE.

WEDDINGS & FUNERALS.

Brilliance

£3.25

 

Sara & Aileen,

Collection of Stories.

Expect to find a world seductive and impossible. The witch who creeps in at the wedding: The Herbalist who can save your soul: The acrobats who built the Eiffel Tower.

Death, disfigurement, incest, madness and much more. Different perspectives on similar themes from two of Britain's finest storytellers.

Good 1984

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MANTHORNE.

FASCINATION & OTHER BAR STORIES.

Gynergy

£3.95

 

Jackie,

When the sun sets and the heat rises in dim, smoky rooms filled with women intoxicated by each other, anything is possible.

In this otherworld of lesbian bars, the baby dyke finds her fantasy, the image-proud butch loses her cool, ex-lovers are reunited and couples break apart.

These stories are satisfying stories of the rituals of seduction and sexuality&ldots; fascinating fiction for lesbians.

Fair / Good 1991

 

 

 

 

 

 

MANTHORNE.

WITHOUT WINGS.

Gynergy

£4.25

 

Jackie,

Collection of interwoven stories moving her characters out of the bar and into life. There, they cope with issues that unite and divide lesbians in a big city: illness, abusive partners, and the uncertainties of love.

Good / V Good

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARS-JONES.

MAE WEST IS DEAD.

Faber

£2.75

 

Adam ed,

Recent Lesbian and Gay Fiction.

Contemporary Lesbian and Gay fiction from both Britain and America.

21 stories range in setting from Nottinghill to Izmir and include such characters as Annie Oakley and Superman.

Poor / Fair

1983

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARS-JONES.

MAE WEST IS DEAD.

Faber

£3.50

 

Adam ed,

Recent Lesbian and Gay Fiction.

Contemporary Lesbian and Gay fiction from both Britain and America.

21 stories range in setting from Nottinghill to Izmir and include such characters as Annie Oakley and Superman.

Good 1987

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

McDANIEL.

SANCTUARY.

Firebrand

£3.75

 

Judith,

A Journey.

Poetry, recollections and essays on the author’s experience of being captured in the jungle for 29 hours by the contras in Nicaragua. She focuses on the idea of sanctuary - of seeking safety - from a number of angles.

Fair / Good

1987

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MILLER.

A DOORYARD FULL OF FLOWERS.

Naiad

£3.95

 

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 - SORRY!!

Good / V Good

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOHIN & SHULMAN Eds),

THE REACH & Other Stories

Only Women Press

£3.25

 

Lillian &Sheila,

Lesbian Feminist Fiction. (Out of print).

Survival techniques, fantastic futures, connections and confrontations with our families and within our movement, love in a variety of guises, old familiar struggles with heterosexism - they're all here in these 17 stories.

Fair / Good

1984

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOOTOO.

OUT ON MAIN STREET.

Press Gang

£4.25

 

Shani,

& Other Stories.

Exploring racial and religious diversity, and ambiguities of gender, to pose fundamental questions about who each of us is&ldots;

Scrutinising the treacheries of language and longing as well as the acts of remembering and recording.

Good / V Good

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 waomn, 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAVA.

FINALE.

Alyson

£3.75

 

Michael Ed,

Short Stories of Mystery and Suspense by Lesbian and Gay Writers.

Each of these 8 stories features the extra twist or the economically brushed characters that enliven the best mystery fiction.

Includes: Katherine V Forrest, Phil Andros, Alan Irwin, Ivy Burrowes, Michael Nava, Richard Hall, Vincent Lardo, Gerald Lebonati. £1.50 P&P (UK)

Fair / Good

1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NESTLE.

A RESTRICTED COUNTRY.

Sheba

£3.25

 

Joan,

Essays and Short Stories.

Collection of stories from her own life, political essays and sex fiction, the author offers us a complex politics of sex, of gender, of class.

Joan Nestle is a Jew, a lesbian, working class, and a feminist femme.

Fair / Good

1987

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NESTLE.

THE PERSISTANT DESIRE.

Alyson

£4.95

 

Joan Ed),

A Femme-Butch Reader.

500 pages of writings by Butch or Femme writers. Includes Radclyffe Hall, Leslie Feinberg, Audre Lorde, Kitty Tsui, Lee Lynch, Pat Califia and many others&ldots; £2 P&P

Fair / Good

1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NESTLE & HOLOCH Eds),

WOMEN ON WOMEN.

Plume

£4.25

 

Joan & Naomi,

An Anthology of American Lesbian Short fiction.

28 Stories on lesbian life and love in all it's aspects. Including stories by Dorothy Allison, Sapphire, Beck Birtha, Joanna Russ, Leslea Newman, Valerie Miner, Beth Brant, Sarah Schuilman, Jewelle Gomez, Willa Cather, June Arnold, Jess Wells and many others.

Fair / Good

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NESTLE & HOLOCH Eds),

WOMEN ON WOMEN 2.

Plume

£4.25

 

Joan & Naomi,

An Anthology of American Lesbian Short fiction.

Gathering many different voices: comic, angry, tender, wise all continuing to break what is still the near silence about lesbian lives.

Includes: Carolyn Weathers, Michelle Cliff, Naomi Holoch, Mary Wings, Cathy Lewis, Nisa Donnelly, Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Nona Caspers, Ellen Frye and many others&ldots;

Good / V Good

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWMAN.

A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK.

New Victoria

£4.25

 

Leslea,

Nine warm-hearted, good-humoured Stories - alive with the sounds of many women's voices - about being lesbian and Jewish.

Fair / Good

1988

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWMAN.

EVERY WOMAN'S DREAM.

New Victoria

£4.25

 

Leslea,

Meet Dolly Grip, a movie star wanna-be; claudia, a newly out dyke with all the social skills of an eggplant.

Anthony Scarnici, who craves chocolate egg creams as much as he craves men. Melissa and Jan, a couple battling Lesbian Bed Death; the beautiful Lilly Valentine.

The sex-crazed Lilith; two bonafide members of the Lesbian Police; and a host of other characters in this new collection of short stories by Leslea Newman.

Good / V Good

1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWMAN.

OUT OF THE CLOSET and NOTHING TO WEAR.

Alyson

£3.95

 

Leslea,

Based on her popular column, which ran in lesbian and gay periodicals across the country (USA).

This series of fictional comedy/adventures stars femme author Leslea Newman and her beloved Butch, Flash Newman, the "lesbian Erma Bombeck" of our time, will make you laugh, think, and want to shop.

Good / V Good

1997

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWMAN.

SECRETS.

New Victoria

£4.50

 

Leslea,

Collection of Stories about "Secrets".

Most of us are aware of the power of words both spoken and written, but what about the power of words not spoken or written - the power of secrets?

  • What happens when we keep secrets from each other?

  • What happens when we keep secrets from ourselves?

  • What happens when we choose to share these secrets?

  • What happens when we discover a secret about someone else?

V Good 1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 O

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBEJAS.

WE CAME ALL THE WAY FROM CUBA SO YOU COULD DRESS LIKE THIS?

Cleis

£4.50

 

Achy,

Stories about uprooted people.

Some, like herself, are latino immigrants and lesbians; others are men (gay and straight), people with AIDS, addicts, people living marginally, just surviving.

As omniscient narrator to her characters lives, obejas generously delves into her own memories of exile and alienation to tell stories about women and men who struggle for wholeness and love.

V Good 1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OIKAWA, FALCONER, ELWIN & DECTER Eds),

OUTRAGE.

Canadian Women’s Press

£4.95

 

Mona, Dionne, Rosamund and Ann,

Dykes and Bi's resist homophobia.

A chorus of stories and poems written in anger and in celebration. Through rage, love and lust these 45 writers claim our lives - defiant and free, safe and strong.

V Good 1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

 R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REYNOLDS.

THE PENGUIN BOOK OF LESBIAN SHORT STORIES.

Penguin

£3.95

 

Margaret Ed),

In this wide ranging anthology Margaret Reynolds has brought together the work of 32 women from Britain, Europe and the Americas, embracing nearly a century of lesbian writing - from Sarah Orne Jewett (1897) to Jeanette Winterson (1993) - and including three specially commissioned pieces.

Good 1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RODRIGUEZ.

THROW IT TO THE RIVER.

Canadian Women’s Press

£4.75

 

Nice,

A hilarious and erotic collection of short stories, expanding the definition of "butch, while poking sly fun at Canada, the lesbian movement and butch-femme roles.

Women Writers from around the World Series.

V Good 1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROGERS.

CLOSE CALLS.

St. Martins

£4.95

 

Susan Fox Ed),

New Lesbian Fiction. Stonewall Inn Edition.

Presenting 21 new stories that reflect the complexity and richness of lesbian life today, exploring a wide range of topics such as family, love and loss, children, violence, and sex. Bringing together both established writers and new writers.

V Good 1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RULE.

OUTLANDER.

Naiad

£3.75

 

Jane,

Short Stories and Essays.

In the Outlander stories, Jane Rule evokes a startling variety of lesbian lives with the sure-headed artistry that readers have come to expect from her work.

In the essays following, she analyses lesbian and gay concerns with a tough independence of mind that makes the true 'outlander'.

Fair / Good

1982

 

 

 

 

 

 

RUSS.

EXTRA (ORDINARY) PEOPLE.

Women's Press

£2.95

 

Joanna,

Science Fiction Stories.

Five elegant stories from Hugo and Nebula award-winning author Joanna Russ, in the form of a history lesson to a child of the future.

A medieval abyss defends her community against a Viking invasion; a young girl sails on a 19th-century clipper bound for America with a guardian who is not what 'he' seems; a time traveller disguises herself as a male god on an errand of mercy in a feudal past; an author evolves the plot of a Gothic romance between two women.

These stories are as much about nature of science fiction as they are about the imagined and fantastical worlds they describe.

Joanna Russ once more draws on her talent for vivid charactisation to involve us in worlds not our own, exploring gender and power relationships in past and future to illuminate our own time.

'Souls', the first story in the collection, won the 1983 Hugo Award.

Fair / Good

1985

 

 

 

 

 

 

 S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SANDEL.

THE SILKEN THREAD.

Women's Press

£3.25

 

Cora,

Stories and Sketches.

Collection of stories about what is concealed behind ordinary situations and what people really want to say to each other.

V Good / Mint

1987

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAPPHO.

POEMS & FRAGMENTS.

Bloodaxe

£3.95

 

Translated by Josephine Balmer.

Translations of Sappho's poetry.

The Greek poet Sappho was one of the greatest poets in classical literature. Her lyric poetry is among the finest ever written, and although little of her work has survived and little is know about her, she is regarded not just as one of the greatest women poets but often as the greatest woman poet in world literature.

OUT OF STOCK - SORRY!!

Good / V Good

1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAVAGE.

SAVAGE LOVE.

Plume

£4.50

 

Dan,

Straight answers from America's most popular sex columnist. Welcome to the down-and-dirty best of savage love, the advice column loved and reviled by more than 3.5 million people from the queer who knows best.

V Good 1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECOND STORY PRESS CO Eds),

IMAGINING WOMEN.

Canadian Womens Press

£4.50

 

 

Short Fiction.

Writing is one of the more powerful tools women of any race, age and class can use to confront and challenge traditional though and voice.

Imaging women is a dynamic fiction anthology of stories by women whose writing does just that.

Refreshing and outstanding, Imagining women authors substantially confirm their place in a writing world that is strong and vital.

Fair / Good

1988

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHEBA Co Eds),

SERIOUS PLEASURE.

Sheba

£3.50

 

 

Lesbian Erotic Stories and Poetry

Fair / Good 1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHEBA Co Eds).

MORE SERIOUS PLEASURE.

Sheba

£3.50

 

 

Lesbian Erotic Stories and Poetry

Fair / Good 1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHOCKLEY.

THE BLACK & WHITE OF IT.

Naiad

£3.75

 

Ann Allen,

Extraordinary Stories that range over time and place&ldots;

These stories and more offer us vivid, bittersweet, insightful glimpses into the black and white of being lesbian.

V Good 1987

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SNOW & TAYLOR Eds),

FALLING FOR GRACE.

Blackwattle

£3.95

 

Roberta & Jill,

An Anthology of Australian Lesbian Fiction.

Drawing together diverse lesbian lives; from feminist to gay lib, from coalitionist to queer, from suburban to chic - for the first time a wide ranging collection of Australian lesbian prose in one volume.

Good 1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPRAGGS.

LOVE SHOOK MY SENSES.

Women's Press

£3.95

 

Gillian Ed),

Lesbian Love Poems.

Collection of lesbian love poetry. Including such celebrated poets as Sappho, Aphra Behn, Emily Dickinson, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Charlotte Mew, Angelina Weld Grimke and Renee Vivien, along with fine modern poets, such as Maureen Duffy, U A Fanthorpe and Jackie Kay.

This book explores the passions, desires, griefs and joys of lesbian love and relationships.

Mint / New

1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAORMINO.

BEST LESBIAN EROTICA 1996.

Cleis Press

£5.50

 

Tristan Ed),

This years steamiest, most thought-provoking lesbian sex writing&ldots;

Best Lesbian Erotica is the debut collection in a new annual series celebrating sexy, literate lesbian writing - sometimes dark, sometimes perverse, often strange and irreverent, frequently unconventional, but always compelling, provocative, and hot.

Good / V Good

1996

 

£1.50 P&P(UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAORMINO.

BEST LESBIAN EROTICA 1997.

Cleis Press

£5.50

 

Tristan,

This years steamiest, most thought-provoking lesbian sex writing&ldots;

The newest collection in the annual series that topped "The Advocate's" bestseller list in 1996. Celebrating sexy, literate lesbian writing, is selected and introduced by guest author Jewelle Gomez.

Good / V Good

1997

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAORMINO.

BEST LESBIAN EROTICA 1998.

Cleis Press

£5.50

 

Tristan,

This years steamiest, most thought-provoking lesbian sex writing&ldots;

The newest collection in the annual series that topped "The Advocate's" bestseller list in 1996. Celebrating sexy, literate lesbian writing, is selected and introduced by guest author

Good / V Good

1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TELL.

CERTAIN SMILES.

Naiad

£4.25

 

Dorothy,

Erotic Stories.

A wonderful new voice in erotic storytelling is a well-known voice to many readers - the best selling author Dorothy Tell returns to us with a scorching collection that will set new standards for erotica.

Good / V Good

1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TSUI.

BREATHLESS.

Firebrand

£3.75

 

Kitty,

Erotica.

Kitty Tsui is an Asian Pacific lesbian writer, currently living in the Midwest, whose poetry, short stories, essays and erotica have been widely anthologized.

Fair / Good

1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TULCHINSKY.

HOT & BOTHERED.

Arsenal Pulp

£5.95

 

Karen X Ed),

Short Short Fiction on Lesbian Desire.

Sensuous tales of seduction, wistful fantasies about co-workers, hot encounters between strangers: stories written to get you hot & bothered.

69 writers from 8 different countries contribute to this collection of stories exploring the infinite possibilities of sexual desire between women.

OUT OF STOCK - SORRY!!

V Good / Mint

1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TULCHINSKY.

IN HER NATURE.

Canadian Women’s Press

£4.25

 

Karen X Ed),

Desire, love, hot sex, cool sex, grieving and thriving as a Jewish dyke - it's all here in this rich and warm debut collection of short stories.

From the flirtatious adventures of Bobby Silverstein to the in yer face politics of Kayla Rosenbaum. In her nature beats with the heat-seeking energy of women who grab life by the gut and live it to the max. a delicious slice born and lived lesbian.

Good 1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUROFF.

LESBIAN WORDS.

Richard Kasak

£4.25

 

Randy Ed),

State of the Art.

Collection of one of the widest assortments of lesbian non-fiction writing in one revealing volume.

A diverse group of critics, performers, writers, and iconoclasts are represented by some of their best work, looking not only at the current fashionability the media has brought to the lesbian "image2, but important considerations of the lesbian past via historical inquiry and personal recollections.

V Good 1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

 V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIVIEN.

THE MUSE OF THE VIOLETS.

Naiad

£3.75

 

Renee,

Poems.

Translated from the French by Margaret Porter and Catherine Kroger. This is the first time Renee Vivien's poetry has been available to English-speaking readers. Lavishly praised by critics in the early years of the 20th century, Renee Vivien's poetry has been unjustly neglected because of its intense lesbian coloration.

Fair / Good

1982

 

 

 

 

 

 

 W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WARLAND.

INVERSIONS.

Press Gang

£4.25

 

Betsy Ed),

Writings by Dykes, Queers & Lesbians.

Collection by 24 contemporary North American Women writers exploring the questions of sexual identity and politics, creativity, cultural community and literary theory.

Includes Beth Brant, Judy Grahn, Nicole Brossard, Luz Maria Umpierre, Suniti Namjoshi, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Jane Rule, Eve Zaremba, Daphne Marlatt, Anne Cameron, Elana Dykewomon, Sarah Schulman, Barbara Wilson, Chrystos, Judith McDaniel, Gloria Anzaldua and more.

OUT OF STOCK - SORRY!!

Good / V Good

1991

 

£1.75 P&P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WILSON.

WALKING ON THE MOON.

Women's Press

£3.25

 

Barbara,

Stories with a difference&ldots;

14 year old Rhonda is caught holding hands with Miss Venezuela during a Miss Universe beauty contest&ldots;

The characters here are full of reversals and surprises and the stories breathe the salt wind of change.

Good / V Good

1986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WINTERSON.

PASSION FRUIT.

Pandora

£3.25

 

Jeanette Ed),

Romantic Fiction with a Twist&ldots;

This well-balanced collection of short stories upsets the conventions of romantic fiction&ldots; Mills and Boon is not so much undermined as cast aside. (Lesbian content).

Includes Rebecca Brown, Angela Carter, Laurie Colwin, Fiona Cooper, Sara Maitland, Bobbie Ann Mason, Marge Piercy, Josephine Saxton, Aileen La Tourette, Lorna Tracy, Michelene Wandor and Fay Weldon.

Fair / Good

1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WINTERSON.

THE WORLD & OTHER PLACES.

Vintage

£3.95

 

Jeanette,

An exhilarating collection of 17 stories.

Good / V Good 1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WOLVERTON & DRAKE Eds),

HERS

Faber & Faber

£4.75

 

Terry & Robert.

Brilliant New Ficiton by Lesbian Writers.

From the fractured narrative of Carole Maso to the street-smart growl of Sarah Schulman, from the rhythmic, urban tongue of Michelle T Clinton to the restrained brutality of Rebecca Brown. Hers contains an unforgettable array of voices by some of the finest lesbian authors riting in America today.

Featuring 21 new stories, Hers is not simply another anthology of lesbian writing; it is a satisfying read for anyone who loves challenging and innovative fiction.

OUT OF STOCK - SORRY!!

Good / V Good

1995

 

 

£1.75 P&P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WOLVERTON & DRAKE Eds),

HERS 2

Faber & Faber

£4.75

 

Terry & Robert.

Brilliant New Ficiton by Lesbian Writers.

Continuing in the strong literary tradition of the first acclaimed book in this ongoing series. Featuring 21 more women writers. For everyone who loves provocative, engaging fiction. Presenting a range of generational outlooks and literary styles and offers a wide-angle snapshot of the ever-expanding lesbian imagination.

Good / V Good

1997

£1.75 P&P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WOLVERTON & DRAKE Eds),

HERS 3

Faber & Faber

£4.75

 

Terry & Robert.

Brilliant New Ficiton by Lesbian Writers.

Continuing in the strong literary tradition of the first acclaimed book in this ongoing series. Featuring 21 more women writers. For everyone who loves provocative, engaging fiction. Presenting a range of generational outlooks and literary styles and offers a wide-angle snapshot of the ever-expanding lesbian imagination.

Good / V Good

1998

£1.75 P&P

 

 

 

 

 

 

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