Now You See Me: Lesbian Life Stories, ed. by Jane Traies

Now You See Me: Lesbian Life Stories, ed. by Jane Traies

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Older lesbians talk about their lives...   Just wonderful

 

Now You See Me draws on a unique new archive of life stories, recorded by Jane Traies, writer and oral historian. In their own words, women from across the UK recreate a time when being lesbian meant hiding your true identity – or paying the price for breaking society's rules. The personal is still political in this moving and inspiring book. 

 

'I went to a very nice Freudian psychiatrist who said, "I don't think there's much wrong 
with you, darling; I think your boyfriend's got a problem."' 

 

'We spent most of the night listening to Dusty Springfield and snogging each other's faces off.' 

 

'I'd seen her before and thought, "That looks nice." So I cycled very slowly and eventually she caught me up and asked me out for a drink.'

 

'I wish I knew if there was somebody like me here in the retirement houses. But you 
can't just go up and ask.'

 

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'A precious collection of personal, powerful, and heartfelt histories of previously undocumented lesbian lives.' ­­- Clare Summerskill

  • Details

    Imprint: Tollington Press

    Publication Date: 2018

    ISBN: 9781909347106

    Type: Paperback

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