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New Books - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender

Highlights of new lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender fiction & non-fiction. (browse related category Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuality & Transgender )

A Little Gay History of Wales - by Daryl Leeworthy - £11.99
A Little Gay History of Wales tells the compelling story of Welsh LGBT life from the Middle Ages to the present day.   Drawing on a rich array of archival sources from across Britain, together with oral testimony and material culture, this pionee ... more

Guapa - by Saleem Haddad - £8.99
A novel of the Arab Spring  Winner of the Polari First Book Prize 2017  A Middle-Eastern capital caught in the revolutionary wave of the Arab Spring. A day in the life of a young man disillusioned with both East and West and struggling to fin ... more

Odd Men Out: Male Homosexuality in Britain from Wolfenden to Gay Liberation, 1954 – 1970 - by John-Pierre Joyce - £10.99
Odd Men Out is a social, cultural and political history of gay men living in Britain during the 1950s and 1960s. It follows a chronological narrative and covers a number of thematic issues in detail, starting with the establishment of the government ... more

People in Trouble - by Sarah Schulman - £8.99
First published in 1990, a blistering novel about a love triangle in New York during the AIDS crisis.  It was the beginning of the end of the world but not everyone noticed right away.   It is the late 1980s. Kate, an ambitious artist, lives i ... more

The Confessions of Frannie Langton - by Sara Collins - £8.99
'They say I must be put to death for what happened to Madame, and they want me to confess. But how can I confess what I don't believe I've done?'   1826, and all of London is in a frenzy. Crowds gather at the gates of the Old Bailey to watch as Fr ... more

Trans Britain: Our Long Journey from the Shadows - by Christine Burns (Editor) - £9.99
Over the last five years, transgender people have seemed to burst into the public eye: Time declared 2014 a 'trans tipping point', while American Vogue named 2015 'the year of trans visibility'. From our television screens to the ballot box, transgen ... more

Murmur - by Will Eaves - £8.99
Murmur evokes the extraordinary life of Alan Turing, the beauty and sorrows of love, and the nature of consciousness. Winner of the Wellcome Prize and shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize.  Winner of the 2019 Wellcome Book Prize Winner of th ... more

How to Cure a Ghost - by Fariha Róisín - £10.99
A poetry compilation recounting a woman’s journey from self-loathing to self-acceptance, confusion to clarity, and bitterness to forgiveness.  Following in the footsteps of such category killers as Milk and Honey and Whiskey Words & a Shovel I, ... more

Unicorn: The Memoir of a Muslim Drag Queen - by Amrou Al-Kadhi - £16.99
A heartbreaking and hilarious memoir about the author’s journey from a god-fearing Muslim boy to a proud, queer drag queen.   My name is Amrou Al-Kadhi – by day. By night, I am Glamrou, an empowered, confident and acerbic drag queen who wears ... more

The Black Flamingo - by Dean Atta - £12.99
‘I masquerade in makeup and feathers and I am applauded.’   Fiercely told, this is a powerful coming-of-age story told in verse, from one of the UK’s leading poets, Dean Atta. Perfect for fans of Sarah Crossan and Poet X.   A boy comes ... more

History of Violence - by Edouard Louis - £8.99
The radical, urgent new novel from the author of The End of Eddy – a personal and powerful story of violence.  I met Reda on Christmas Eve 2012, at around four in the morning. He approached me in the street, and finally I invited him up to ... more

Letting Go - by Cat Clarke - £7.99
Never make a promise at a funeral. It’s my new motto.  When Agnes made a promise to her girlfriend, Ellie, she thought they would be together for ever. But when she has to keep that promise a year later, it puts Agnes in a situation she could n ... more

Mercury and Me: An Intimate Memoir By the Man Freddie Loved - by Jim Hutton, with Tim Wapshott - £9.99
The moving, remarkable story of the relationship between Freddie Mercury and his longtime partner Jim Hutton, as explored in the major, Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated film Bohemian Rhapsody.   The relationship between Freddie Mercury ... more

The Bi-ble - Volume Two 2: Further Original Essays and Narratives about Bisexuality - by Lauren Nickodemus and Ellen Desmond (Editors) - £9.99
In this stand alone follow up to The Bi-ble Anthology of Personal Narratives and Essays about Bisexuality, writers from across the UK and abroad present a range of new essays on various aspects of the bisexual experience.   Whether you are bisexu ... more

Sensible Footwear: A Girl's Guide - by Kate Charlesworth - £17.99
Cartoonist Kate Charlesworth presents a glorious pageant of LGBTQI+ history, as she takes us on a PRIDE march past personal and political milestones from the 1950s to the present day. Peopled by a cast of gay icons such as Dusty Springfield, Billie J ... more

Zebra - by Ian Humphreys - £9.99
In Zebra, a boy steps tentatively from the shadows onto a strobe-lit dancefloor. Ian Humphreys’ much-anticipated debut shimmers with music, wit and humour while exploring mixed identities, otherness, and coming-of-age as a gay man in 1980s Manchest ... more

Heartstopper: Volume Two - by Alice Oseman - £10.99
Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love.  An LGBTQ+ graphic novel about life, love, and everything that happens in between: this is the second volume of Heartstopper, for fans of The Art of Being Normal, Holly Bourne and Love, Simon. * ... more

The Bi-ble - Volume 1: Essays and Personal Narratives about Bisexuality - by Lauren Nickodemus and Ellen Desmond (Editors) - £9.99
Bisexuals inhabit a liminal space between cultures, often misunderstood or dismissed by the straight and gay communities alike. This selection of intersectional bi voices has come together to share their stories, helping bi voices be heard and identi ... more

White Houses - by Amy Bloom - £8.99
In 1933, President Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt took up residence in the White House. With them went the celebrated journalist Lorena Hickok - Hick to friends - a straight-talking reporter from South Dakota, whose passionate relationship with the i ... more

Women - by Chloe Caldwell - £7.99
"A beautiful read / a perfect primer for an explosive lesbian affair / an essential truth"(Lena Dunham) 'I have meditated repeatedly on what it was about Finn that had me so dismantled.'  A young woman moves from the countryside to the city. ... more

Fabulosa! The Story of Polari, Britain's Secret Gay Language - by Paul Baker - £15.99
Polari is a language that was used chiefly by gay men in the first half of the twentieth century. At a time when being gay could result in criminal prosecution – or worse – Polari offered its speakers a degree of public camouflage, a way of expre ... more

The Madonna of Bolton - by Matt Cain - £8.99
An everyday story of love, life and Causing a Commotion.  Charlie Matthews’ love story begins in a pebble-dashed house in suburban Bolton, at a time when most little boys want to grow up to be Michael Jackson, and girls want to be Princess Di ... more

The Deepest Breath - by Me Grehan - £6.99
The Deepest Breath is a beautifully written, poetic, lyrical and insightful story of one girl’s coming into full awareness of who she is, and who she might want to love.   Stevie is eleven and loves reading and sea- creatures. She lives wit ... more

Little Boy - by Lawrence Ferlinghetti - £14.99
Little Boy was quite lost. He had no idea who he was or where he had come from... Grown Boy came into his own voice and let loose his word-horde pent-up within him.  From growing up as an orphan in 1920s New York, to serving in the Navy at the D- ... more

XX - by Angela Chadwick - £8.99
A stunning debut novel imagining a world where women can have children without men.  How far would you go for a child of your own?  When Rosie and Jules discover a ground-breaking clinical trial that enables two women to have a female baby, t ... more

The Book of Pride: LGBTQ Heroes Who Changed the World - by Mason Funk - £20.00
The Book of Pride captures the true story of the gay rights movement from the 1960s to the present, through richly detailed, stunning interviews with the leaders, activists, and ordinary people who witnessed the movement and made it happen. These ind ... more

In My Skin: My Life on and Off the Basketball Court - by Brittney Griner - £12.99
Hailed by ESPN as the world s most famous female basketball player, Brittney Griner, the dunking phenom and national sensation who is shattering stereotypes and breaking boundaries, now shares her coming-of-age story, revealing how she found her stre ... more

Queer Asia: Decolonising and Reimagining Sexuality and Gender - by J. Daniel Luther and Jennifer Ung Loh (Editors) - £18.99
A comprehensive, far-reaching study of queer identities and communities across Asia, re-envisioning the queer through Asian perspectives.   Queer studies is now a rapidly expanding field, as scholars from a variety of disciplines seek to addre ... more

Love and Resistance: Out of the Closet into the Stonewall Era - by Jason Baumann (Editor) - £17.99
These indelible images are among the hundreds housed in the New York Public Library’s archive of photographs of LGBT history from photojournalists Kay Tobin Lahusen and Diana Davies.  This powerful collection — which captures the energy, hu ... more

The Rules of Seeing - by Joe Heap - £7.99
Winner of the Debut Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2019   When you make eye contact, when you hold someone's gaze, it’s the closest thing to knowing you're not alone in the world.   After 32 years of living her life in the dark, Jil ... more

PRIDE: Fifty Years of Parades and Protests from the Photo Archives of the New York Times - by New York Times - £17.99
It began in New York City on June 28, 1969.   When police raided the Stonewall Inn — a bar in the Greenwich Village neighborhood, known as a safe haven for gay men — violent demonstrations and protests broke out in response. The Stonewall ... more

Pride: Photographs After Stonewall - by Fred W. McDarrah - £20.00
Foreword by Peter Tatchell and Hilton Als, and introduction by Allen Ginsberg and Jill Johnston.  The ultimate visual chronicle of life in New York's gay community following the Stonewall Riots, by the late Fred W. McDarrah, published in time ... more

Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister - by Anne Choma - £8.99
'There are more ways than one of being happy… I am living proof of this.'   Anne Lister was remarkable. Fearless, charismatic and determined to explore her lesbian sexuality, she forged her own path in a society that had no language to defin ... more

Yay! You're Gay! Now What? A Gay Boy's Guide to Life - by Riyadh Khalaf - £8.99
Yay! You're gay! Or maybe you're bi. Or maybe you just feel different... in time, that difference will become the greatest gift you could ask for. It will bring you love, a sense of identity, a new community, and eventually the freedom to be yourself ... more

50 Years Legal: Five Decades of Fighting for Equal Rights - by Simon Napier-Bell, edited with Mark Neeter - £12.99
This is both the story of the 50-year battle for equal rights and deeply personal accounts from high profile politicians, comedians, actors and others in the public arena.  The book features contributions from David Hockney, Stephen Fry, Julian Clar ... more

Speak No Evil - by Uzodinma Iweala - £8.99
In the long-anticipated novel from the author of the critically acclaimed Beasts of No Nation, a revelation shared between two privileged teenagers from very different backgrounds sets off a chain of events with devastating consequences.  On the ... more

Proud: Stories, Poetry and Art on the Theme of Pride - by Juno Dawson (Editor) - £7.99
A stirring, bold and moving anthology of stories and poetry by top LGBTQ+ YA authors and new talent, giving their unique responses to the broad theme of pride. Each story has an illustration by an artist identifying as part of the LGBTQ+ community. C ... more

Gentleman Jack: A Biography of Anne Lister, Regency Landowner, Seducer and Secret Diarist - by Angela Steidele - £8.99
Anne Lister was a Yorkshire heiress, an intrepid world traveller and a proud lesbian during a time when it was difficult simply to be female. She chose to remain unmarried, dressed all in black and spoke openly of her lack of interest in men. The fir ... more

Enigma Variations - by André Aciman - £8.99
From a youthful infatuation with a cabinet maker in a small Italian fishing village, to a passionate yet sporadic affair with a woman in New York, to an obsession with a man he meets at a tennis court, Enigma Variations charts one man’s path throug ... more

Heartstopper: Volume One - by Alice Oseman - £10.99
Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. An LGBTQ+ graphic novel about life, love, and everything that happens in between - for fans of The Art of Being Normal, Holly Bourne and Love, Simon.   Charlie and Nick are at the same sch ... more

Who Killed My Father - by Édouard Louis - £10.99
Who Killed My Father is the story of a tough guy – the story of the little boy I never was. The story of my father.   In Who Killed My Father, Édouard Louis explores key moments in his father’s life, and the tenderness and disconnects in ... more

We Were Always Here: A Queer Words Anthology - by Ryan Vance and Michael Lee Richardson (Editors) - £8.99
From drag queens and discos, to black holes and monsters, these stories and poems wrestle with love and loneliness and the fight to be seen. By turns serious and fantastical, hilarious and confrontational, We Were Always Here addresses the fears, mys ... more

A Love Story for Bewildered Girls - by Emma Morgan - £12.99
Grace loves a woman. Annie loves a man. Violet isn't quite sure. But you'll love them all...  Grace has what one might call a 'full and interesting life' which is code for not married and has no kids. Her life is the envy of her friends, but ... more

Help - by Simon Amstell - £8.99
"A beautiful and clever book about being human."(Russell Brand) COMEDY. TRAGEDY. THERAPY.  Simon Amstell did his first stand-up gig at the age of thirteen. His parents had just divorced and puberty was confusing. Trying to be funny solved ... more

To Be Perfectly Honest - by Jess Vallance - £6.99
The second book in a brilliantly funny YA series featuring the trials and embarrassing tribulations of teenager Gracie Dart. 'Gracie Dart is the screamingly funny YA heroine I've been waiting for' – Harriet Reuter Hapgood   Uncovering a fami ... more

Never Anyone But You - by Rupert Thomson - £8.99
Based on actual events, Never Anyone But You is the gripping, beautifully written story of a love affair between two revolutionary female artists who challenged the conventions of art and gender during the long twentieth century.  A small cit ... more

Overshare: Love, Laughs, Sexuality and Secrets - by Rose Ellen Dix and Rosie Spaughton - £16.99
Rose and Rosie are known for their candid and hilarious YouTube videos... but now they are taking oversharing to a whole new level. Discussing sexuality, revealing secrets and empowering others, OVERSHARE is a book packed with Rose and Rosie’s uniq ... more

Drapetomania: Or The Narrative of Cyrus Tyler & Abednego Tyler, Lovers - by John R Gordon - £15.99
Drapetomania n. (obs): the pathological psychological condition wherein a slave feels compelled to escape his master, however well that master treats him. Recommended treatment for this condition: firm discipline.  When house-servant Abednego ... more

My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness - by Nagata Kabi - £10.99
My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness is an honest and heartfelt look at one young woman's exploration of her sexuality, mental well-being, and growing up in our modern age.  Told using expressive artwork that invokes both laughter and tears, th ... more

Murmur - by Will Eaves - £8.99
Shortlisted for the 2018 Goldsmiths Prize Longlisted for the 2019 Republic of Consciousness Prize  Taking its cue from the arrest and legally enforced chemical castration of the mathematician Alan Turing, Murmur is the account of a man who r ... more

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag - by Rob Sanders, illustrated by Steven Salerno - £13.99
In this deeply moving and empowering true story, young readers will trace the life of the Gay Pride Flag, from its beginnings in 1978 with social activist Harvey Milk and designer Gilbert Baker to its spanning of the globe and its role in today's wor ... more

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