Title Profile & Character Information

Tipping the Velvet

Annotation
"Erotic and absorbing...Written with starling power."--"The New York Times Book Review "
Nan King, an oyster girl, is captivated by the music hall phenomenon Kitty Butler, a male impersonator extraordinaire treading the boards in Canterbury. Through a friend at the box office, Nan manages to visit all her shows and finally meet her heroine. Soon after, she becomes Kittys dresser and the two head for the bright lights of Leicester Square where they begin a glittering career as music-hall stars in an all-singing and dancing double act. At the same time, behind closed doors, they admit their attraction to each other and their affair begins.


Awards
2000  Lambda Literary Awards

Characters
NameAstley, Nancy, aka Nan King
GendersFemale
 Female
OccupationsDresser
 Performer
 Dresser
 Performer
TraitsLesbian
Lesbian

NameButler, Miss Kitty
GendersFemale
 Female
OccupationsSinger
 Singer
TraitsLesbian
Lesbian

GenreHistorical
Fiction
Erotic
    --Lesbian
    --Lesbian
Sociological
TopicsMale impersonation
Cross-dressers
Prostitution
Lesbians
Theater
Victorian society
Male impersonation
Cross-dressers
Prostitution
Lesbians
Theater
Victorian society
SettingLondon, England
London, England