Recommendation: Tipping the Velvet

Ruth Tolman recommends…


TV dramatisation of the novel by Sarah Waters following the story of Nancy Astley who falls in love with a male impersonator performing in her town and embarks on a journey of self discovery. It has some excellent representations of Victorian male impersonators and public opinion towards them at the time.

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Posted by on February 6th, 2010 at 08:00 am

Category: recommendations, tv 9 comments »

9 Responses to “Recommendation: Tipping the Velvet”

  1. Luna

    I love Sarah Waters! Her first 3 books are amazing. They’re all Victorian period pieces with lesbian main characters. Fingersmith is about thieves and secretaries (and has a really happy ending), and Affinity is about a psychiatrist and prisoner (very dark and intense). BBC made miniseries of all 3.


  2. liv

    I loved that movie (series)!!!!


  3. mars

    i’ve been meaning to see this for a while, if it’s anything like Fingersmith i’m sure it’s great :]


  4. Nemo

    My roommate and I LOVE Tipping The Velvet. The book is even better than the miniseries.


  5. Ava

    Yay! Its novel is really excellent, too. I love both film (TV series) and novel. ;)


  6. Anonymous

    It was pretty good. strange ending… but very good otherwise. Thank you for sharing :)


  7. caitlin

    Sarah Waters is amazing.


  8. Claudius Maximus

    I read the novel and love it. Thanks for the reminder I’ll look for the miniseries.


  9. shinymasochism

    This is one of my favorite books and the movie was reallly good too! I just remember how happy i was when i read it cause it reminded me alot of feelings i’d had.


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