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Behind the Mask: The Life of Vita Sackville-West

By at December 14, 2014 | 8:49 am | 0 Comment

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I have always been very intrigued by the life and loves of Vita Sackville West. Ever since finding a book of love letters sent to her by Violet Trefusis in a second hand book store in Gloucester in the early 90s. I have wondered what her allure was, she seemed to bewitch all those whom she met, both male and female. Looking at the wonderful pictures included in the book,

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November Book Events at Gays the Word

By at November 5, 2014 | 5:49 pm | 0 Comment

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Forthcoming Events at a Glance: Event 1 Dolly Dingle, Lesbian Landlady Vs.  The Rubbish Lesbian Lesbian lit with a laugh. Two authors reading: U.S. based lesbian pulp fiction author Monica Nolan squares up to our very own rubbish lesbian Sarah Westwood…. Thursday 13th Nov, 7pm £3 on the door - please RSVP on Facebook http://on.fb.me/12qCh1A or just show

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Gay’s The Word Book Event: Stella Duffy & Catherine Hall

By at September 5, 2014 | 3:51 pm | 0 Comment

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Hello, and we hope all is well! Just to mention quickly that the film Pride hits the cinemas on September 12th. We've been lucky enough to get to a preview screening and we utterly loved it. The film features a re-creation of Gay's the Word bookshop as a principle location and we couldn't be more proud to be a small part of this incredible story. The premise of Pride:

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Celebrity of the Month – Author – Rupert Smith (James Lear)

By at August 1, 2014 | 11:48 am | 0 Comment

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About: Back in the mists of time, I was sitting at dinner with a bunch of friends bemoaning the terrible state of the publishing industry and the miserable lot of the writer. Like you do. One of our number piped up ‘Why don’t you write an erotic novel? I know a publisher who’s crying out for them, and they even pay’. Thus inspired I went home and tossed off The

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LYOVITALIS Julie Kirton Chandlers next book a sneak peak

By at July 24, 2014 | 7:54 am | 0 Comment

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Looking forward to the next book from

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June 2014 Celebrity of the Month | Author | Julie Kirton Chandler

By at May 31, 2014 | 3:29 pm | 0 Comment

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 About Julie Kirtón Chandler is a registered nurse, specializing in emergency and critical care. She was formally trained in the military, first as an active duty combat medic and later as an Army Nurse Corps Officer. During her officer training, she served two stateside deployments with the Georgia Army National Guard. Today, Julie and her domestic partner of 11

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Review best lesbian romance 2014 – edited by Radclyffe

By at May 25, 2014 | 3:15 pm | 0 Comment

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I'm reviewing this book knowing absolutely nothing about the best lesbian romance 2013/12/10 .......I've no idea how far they go back - so I'm a bit in the dark as far as the series goes. I also don't read a lot of lesbian fiction anymore ...I'm not sure if this bodes well or not!!!   When I started the collection I have to say I thought it was sweet but a bit

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INCITE@The Phoenix WC2

By at March 18, 2014 | 3:02 pm | 0 Comment

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Free LGBT poetry and in-house jazz, at this iconic members club in the West End.  Hosted by poet TRUDY HOWSON. With top notch guests and open mike for budding and flowering poets.  A cultural/social event with a flirty vibe. APRIL’s Guests: SOPHIA BLACKWELL: Gorgeous sophisticated poetry, and person.  Back by popular request. DAVE VINEY: humorous, topical

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Excerpt from Love Burns Bright

By at March 5, 2014 | 1:46 pm | 0 Comment

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Heartfirst Kiki DeLovely I don’t know if I’ve ever witnessed anything more sexy than the intent and intensity in her eyes as she shakes her head, slowly, side to side, when what she really means is “Fuck, yes.” As though she’s disbelieving of just how incredibly right it is. As if every- thing about me is so right that it’s wrong. She takes her sweet time

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Celebrity of the Month | Writer | Radclyffe

By at March 1, 2014 | 10:16 am | 0 Comment

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About Radclyffe is the acclaimed best-selling author of more than 40 published novels and 100 short stories. She has also edited dozens of anthologies, and is the founder and publisher of Bold Strokes Books, one of the world’s largest independent LGBTQ publishing companies.   The navigation buttons above and links below will take you to more information about Rad’s

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Review of Gay Propaganda by Sally Mayor

By at February 24, 2014 | 11:28 am | 0 Comment

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Edited by MASHA GESSEN and JOSEPH HUFF-HANNON Foreword by GARRY KASPAROV I’m not sure what I was expecting when I sat down to read Gay Propaganda but I certainly wasn’t expecting to be so affected by it. It’s a book of Russian gay love stories told by the men and women in them, some are still living in Russia and others have been forced to leave. The book is

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Love Burns Bright A lifetime of lesbian romance | Radclyffe

By at February 23, 2014 | 5:53 pm | 0 Comment

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Each year we are treated to a selection of stories complied by the brilliant Radclyffe. She also closes the book this year, maybe she does each year. The sub title of this year’s tome, is just perfect. There are stories from lesbians of all ages and paths of life and going back in time in their stories too. One of the standout stories for me is ‘Full Circle’

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Best Lesbian Erotica 2014 | Review

By at February 15, 2014 | 7:30 pm | 0 Comment

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Kathreen Warnock has once again given us some great stories to titillate… (sorry very bad pun) over. The stories range from romantic to downright dirty, starting off in a steam room and ending in a cab! The imagination of some of the writers is truly staggering; the stories are very well written and take you on a lustful journey into their imagination. Each

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The Children of Gavrilek by Julie Kirton Chandler | Review

By at February 11, 2014 | 9:21 am | 0 Comment

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At Christmas time I hooked up with the author Julie Kirton Chandler on Twitter and she was kind enough to accept our invitation to be a guest on our site, (coming soon) she also sent me a copy of her book to read. I am a big Star Trek fan but strangely enough I have never really read any sci fi books, so the prospect of reading a lesbian sci fi book was of course most

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The Days of Anna Madrigal | Armistead Maupin | Review

By at January 19, 2014 | 6:52 pm | 0 Comment

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars It was in 1992 that I first discovered the joys of ‘Tales of the City’. I can’t recall if I watched the brilliant channel 4 program first or read the books. I have a very annoying habit of watching the tv with the sound down and music on and I remember doing this with ‘Tales of the City’ whilst I was living and working in a hotel in

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Gay’s the Word Bookshop Author Events

By at October 3, 2013 | 11:40 am | 0 Comment

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'Mr Loverman' and 'Fairytales For Lost Children' - Bernardine Evaristo &  Diriye Osman reading. Thursday Oct 10th, 7pm - £2 Entry Venue: Gay's the Word bookshop, 66 Marchmont Street London WC1N 1AB - Russell Square Tube Duet Author Book Reading: Bernardine Evaristo reads from 'Mr Loverman' and Diriye Osman reads from 'Fairytales For Lost Children'

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Among the Bloodpeople – Thomas Glave

By at September 10, 2013 | 4:12 pm | 0 Comment

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Among the Bloodpeople: Politics and Flesh by Thomas Glave My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is a tough book to review, it was by no means an easy read, but that is no reflection on Thomas’s writing style, it is of course due to the subject matter which is most disturbing to say the least. The thing about the book is that he really delves into the psyche of what it is

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Award-winning author Thomas Glave is launching his new book, Among the Bloodpeople.

By at August 30, 2013 | 10:51 am | 0 Comment

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Award-winning author Thomas Glave is launching his new book, Among the Bloodpeople. 12 September (Thursday); 7 p.m. Reading and discussion at Gay's the Word Bookshop With poet Dorothea Smart 66 Marchmont St., London WC1N 1AB £2 entry; refreshments served For more information, contact Uli at sales@gaystheword.co.uk Among the Bloodpeople is a

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The Glass Factory – Ken Wishnia – Book Review

By at August 25, 2013 | 4:23 pm | 0 Comment

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I really enjoyed this book. I had not heard of the Filomena Wishnia books before but will definitely look out for them in the future. Filomena is an ex cop with a grudge, a well deserved grudge against a chap that has to all intense and purposes murdered her - you will have to read the book to understand what I mean. Filomenia is a brilliantly conceived

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The Hardest Thing – James Lear – Review

By at August 18, 2013 | 3:19 pm | 0 Comment

Firstly just to say this is not a book written for lesbians, it’s a crime thriller for gay men but that being said it’s a great romp of a thriller with quite a lot of sex!  Like a porn version of Jack Reacher. Dan Stagg is an ex marine who lost his job due to the ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ position the army take in America, sadly once he ‘told’ he was

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Lesbian Romances 2013 – Radclyffe – Review

By at July 30, 2013 | 2:31 pm | 0 Comment

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Each year we have been treated to a great selection of stories put together by Radclyffe, this years is no different the stories are written by Cheyenne Blue, Andrea Dale, Charlotte Dare, Sacchi Green, Anna Meadows, Radclyffe, and amongst others, woven into these pages are stories of new love, old loves, new passion and lots more besides, As always we really enjoyed

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Celebrity of the month | May 2013 – Author – Danielle Trussoni

By at May 1, 2013 | 8:19 am | 0 Comment

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About Danielle Anne Trussoni is an American writer. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications including The New York Times Magazine, Telegraph Magazine, and The New York Times Book Review. Her book Falling Through the Earth: A Memoir was chosen as one of the ten best books of 2006 by the New York Times. Trussoni was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and

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