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LBB Book Club: Lesbian Reading Group discusses Gentleman Jack

Thursday, November 19, 7:15pm
Left Bank Books Online Meeting

THIS BOOK GROUP MEETING IS ONLINE. EMAIL shane.m@left-bank.com FOR MEETING LINK.

Join the Lesbian Reading Group for a discussion of Gentleman Jack by Anne Choma.

Get Gentleman Jack for 20% off by phone and online during the months of October and November!

 

Description


The official companion book to the HBO series Gentleman Jack created by Sally Wainwright and starring Suranne Jones

In 1834, Anne Lister made history by celebrating and recording the first ever known marriage to another woman. This is her remarkable, true story.


Anne Lister was extraordinary. Fearless, charismatic and determined to explore her lesbian sexuality, she forged her own path in a society that had no language to define her. She was a landowner, an industrialist and a prolific diarist, whose output has secured her legacy as one of the most fascinating figures of the 19th century. Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister follows Anne from her crumbling ancestral home in Yorkshire to the glittering courts of Denmark as she resolves to put past heartbreak behind her and find herself a wife. This biographical portrait introduces the real Gentleman Jack, featuring unpublished journal extracts decrypted for the first time by series creator Sally Wainwright and historian Anne Choma.

"Anne Choma's Gentleman Jack is not just a tie-in to the TV series, but a probing and page-turning study of legendary diarist Anne Lister, full of original insights and freshly decoded material from the 1830s period of Lister's hunt for a wife." -Emma Donoghue, New York Times bestselling author of Room

About the Author


Sally Wainwright(foreword) is a BAFTA award-winning writer and director. Her shows include Gentleman JackHappy ValleyLast Tango in HalifaxTo Walk InvisibleScott & Bailey and At Home with the Braithwaites.

Anne Choma (author) is a writer and historical researcher, known as one of the foremost experts on the life and diaries of Anne Lister. She lives in Yorkshire.

Praise For…


"Anne Choma's Gentleman Jack is not just a tie-in to the TV series, but a probing and page-turning study of legendary diarist Anne Lister, full of original insights and freshly decoded material from the 1830s period of Lister's hunt for a wife." -Emma Donoghue, New York Times bestselling author of Room

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 7:15pm
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Gentleman Jack (Movie Tie-In): The Real Anne Lister Cover Image
By Anne Choma, Sally Wainwright (Foreword by)
$12.80
ISBN: 9780143134565
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - April 30th, 2019