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

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


Older lesbians talk about their lives...


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.'




'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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