'Piercing the shadows of the naked stage was a single shaft of rosy limelight, and in the centre of this was a girl: the most marvellous girl - I knew it at once! - that I had ever seen.' A saucy, sensuous and multi-layered historical romance set in the 'roaring' 1890s, Tipping the Velvet follows the glittering career of Nan King on her journey from Whitstable oyster-girl to music-hall star to cross-dressing rentboy to East End 'tom'.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 480 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 02/08/2012
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781844088195