Gentleman Jack

Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister The Official Companion to the BBC Series

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Literary Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 25/04/2019
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There are more ways than one of being happy... I am living proof of this. The extraordinary life of history's first modern lesbian who inspired the BBC television series Gentleman Jack Anne Lister's journals were so shocking that the first person to crack their secret code hid them behind a fake panel in his ancestral home. Anne Lister was a Regency landowner, an intrepid world traveller ... and an unabashed lover of other women. In this bold new biography, prizewinning author Angela Steidele uses the diaries to create a portrait of Anne Lister as we've never seen her before: a woman in some ways very much of her time and in others far ahead of it. Anne Lister recorded everything from the most intimate details of her numerous liaisons through to her plans to make her fortune by exploiting the coal seams under her family estate in Halifax and her reaction to the Peterloo massacre. She conducted a love life of labyrinthine complexity, all while searching for a girlfriend who could provide her with both financial security and true love. Anne Lister's rich and unconventional life is now the subject of the major BBC TV drama series Gentleman Jack.

  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781785944048
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 261g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 22 mm

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Gentleman Jack
Wonderfully Composed
As someone who hasn't seen the show, I found this memoir an excellent detailed slice of Anne Lister's life without boring me down with details or trying to... READ MORE
Imogen King
Gentleman Jack
A must for any lovers of the TV series
After loving the TV series I needed something ton quench my thirst for knowledge of Anne Lister and this book provides the background to a lot of the subje... READ MORE
Sarah Smith