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Sensible Footwear: A Girl's Guide by Kate Charlesworth (PB)

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 Jean King, Dirk Bogarde and Alan Turing, and featuring key moments such as Stonewall, Gay Pride and Section 28, Sensible Footwear: A Girl's Guide, is the first graphic history documenting lesbian life from 1950 to the present. It is a stunning, personal, graphic memoir and a milestone itself in LGBTQI+ history. Size: 24cm x 18cm. Paperback. 320 pages.
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In 1950, when Kate was born, male homosexuality carried a custodial sentence. But female homosexuality had never been an offence in the UK, effectively rendering lesbians even more invisible than they already were-often to themselves. Growing up in Yorkshire, the young Kate had to find role models wherever she could, in real life, books, film and TV. Sensible Footwear: A Girl's Guide is a fascinating history of how post-war Britain transformed from a country hostile towards 'queer' lives to the LGBQTI+ universe of today, recording the political gains and challenges against a backdrop of personal experience: realising her own sexuality, coming out to her parents, embracing lesbian and gay culture, losing friends to AIDS. Kate's ex-navy dad said to her: 'You shouldn't have told her, love? you should have just told me.' But it turned out her mother might have known a bit more about life, too. Size: 24cm x 18cm. Paperback. 320 pages. ISBN: 978-0-993563-34-8
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SKU BSENS
ISBN 9780993563348
Manufacturer Myriad
Values and causes Myriad
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