Tipping The Velvet


by Waters, Sarah | Fiction
Published 16/05/2024 by Little, Brown Book Group (Virago Press Ltd) in the United Kingdom as part of the VMC series
Paperback | 480 pages

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From the oyster huts of Whitstable to the music halls of Victorian London, Tipping the Velvet is the glorious first novel from this much-loved author

‘Piercing the shadows of the naked stage was a single shaft of rosy limelight, and in the centre of this was a girl: the most marvellous girl – I knew it at once! – that I had ever seen.’

A saucy, sensuous and multi-layered historical romance, Tipping the Velvet follows the glittering career of Nan King – oyster girl turned music-hall star turned rent boy turned East End ‘tom’.

‘Erotic and absorbing… Written with startling power’ New York Times Book Review

‘An unstoppable read, a sexy and picaresque romp through the lesbian and queer demi-monde of the roaries Nineties’ Independent on Sunday

‘Waters is an extremely confident writer, combining precise, sensuous descriptions with irony and wit’ Observer