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Twentieth Anniversary Edition
by VG Lee

with a new afterword by the author



'Hilarious' – Wayne Berkeley Herbert,
Director of Hastings Book Festival

A celebratory new edition for 2023 of VG Lee's much-loved novel - with a new afterword by the author. Follow Lorna Tree (38), as she delivers newspapers, writes epic poems, and weaves her way through tricky encounters with friends, family and neighbours.

Meet Pat, her pathetic excuse for a best friend; brother David and his multiple halogen spotlights; the dreaded parents George and Della, who aren’t 'kiddy people'; and next door's E Family with their giant albino rabbit. But who is the mysterious Woman in Beige?

Eccentricity triumphs in this brilliant offbeat comedy.

SETTING: Stoke Newington, London (lesbian capital of the western world) - 1970s & 2000s.
COSTUMES: eclectic (paisley frocks, leather trousers, peasant blouses, turquoise Lurex, jumbo shorts, greasy ties, appliquéd aprons… and beige, beige, beige).

'An amusing, dramatic lesbian romance.' --Big Issue

'Lee's writing is always entertaining... especially when dealing with bittersweet human frailties.' --Time Out (London)

'Eccentric, dark and funny.' --Rainbow Network


VG Lee is the author of five novels and two collections of short stories. In 2022, Lee was longlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award and in 2023 her work appeared in the prestigious LGBT anthology from Muswell Press, Queer Life, Queer Love 2. Her non-fiction articles have cropped up in a wide range of publications including the Guardian, Diva and the Lady. She is also a workshop leader in creative writing and performance skills, and a judge for both the Polari Book Prize and The Hastings Book Festival Short Story Prize.

The author is available for events and interviews.

Published Sept 2023
by Tollington Press, 352pp

Price £10.99

ISBN 978-1-909347-28-1

Also by VG Lee:

The Comedienne

As You Step Outside

Oh You Pretty Thing




Available to order from bookshops from 1/9/23

You can buy direct from the author at events, or support your local bookshop or library by placing an order. In London, Gay's the Word have most of our books on their shelves.

The paperback and ebook are both available from Amazon.

Trade orders: Booksellers, please order through PubEasy as usual.



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The Woman in Beige
by VG Lee

Published Sept 2023
by Tollington Press, 352pp

Price £10.99

ISBN 978-1-909347-28-1



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