Books
27 February 2006
Sarah Waters's new novel is another exercise in nostalgia. She has abandoned the Victorian lesbian milieu of...
Books
02 August 2004
When I first read the diaries of Anne Lister back in 1988, I was convinced they were fakes. It was too exactly what we...
Books
08 December 2003
A work of revisionist gay history, Strangers aims to correct the excesses of modern accounts of homosexual social...
Books
13 May 2002
I hereby declare an interest. I wrote the most recent of many fictions based on the life of the character that is the...
Books
04 March 2002
Fingersmith is a lesbian historical romance set in a 19th-century underworld of Southwark thieves and a damp country...
Books
18 June 2001
Food, sex and God was the title of Michele Roberts's earlier book of essays, and signalled her central preoccupations...
Food and Drink
16 April 2001
Shakespeare is the constant presence behind Jane Stevenson's absorbing and intelligent tale of 17th-century passion and...
Books
12 February 2001
You don't have to love jewels to enjoy Tobias Hill's sumptuous fictional quest for the Three Brethren, a jewel once...
Books
29 January 2001
"Happy women do not write . . . Their lives are rounded and complete, they require nothing but the calm recurrence of...
Books
11 December 2000
At first glance, Rough Music appears to be a straightforward family saga based on two summer holidays separated by 30...
Books
25 September 2000
The action of Jane Gardam's new novel takes place in the summer of 1946. This is a period piece. The cities are...
Culture
22 May 2000
Reader, I married him. And so D M Thomas begins to rewrite one of the most unsatisfactory parts of Jane Eyre: the...