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Now You See Me:
Lesbian Life Stories edited by Jane Traies

 

Older lesbians talk about their lives

Now You See Me draws on a unique new archive of life stories, recorded by Jane Traies. In their own words, women from across the UK recreate a time when being lesbian meant hiding your true identity – or paying the price for breaking society's rules. The personal is still political in this moving and inspiring book.

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'I went to a very nice Freudian psychiatrist who said, "I don't think there's much wrong
with you, darling; I think your boyfriend's got a problem."'

'We spent most of the night listening to Dusty Springfield and snogging each other's faces off.'

'I'd seen her before and thought, "That looks nice." So I cycled very slowly and eventually she caught me up and asked me out for a drink.'

'I wish I knew if there was somebody like me here in the retirement houses. But you
can't just go up and ask.'

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'A precious collection of personal, powerful, and heartfelt histories of previously undocumented lesbian lives.' ­­Clare Summerskill

Praise for Jane Traies's previous book, The Lives of Older Lesbians:

'Nuanced, stimulating, and clearly written.' Margaret Cruikshank, University of Maine

'What a welcome study! Lush in stories and rich in analysis…
a compelling read.' Ken Plummer, University of Essex

 

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jane.traies@gmail.com

 

 

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Now You See Me
edited by Jane Traies

Published 2018
by Tollington Press

Price £11.99

ISBN 978-1-909347-10-6

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