Gentleman Jack

Gentleman Jack The Real Anne Lister

Paperback (25 Apr 2019) | English

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Synopsis

The real Anne Lister, and the official companion to the hit BBC series created by Sally Wainwright and starring Suranne Jones.

In Gentleman Jack, historian and series consultant Anne Choma draws from the explosive diaries of Anne Lister to recreate the life and times of one of the most fascinating figures of the 19th century. Anne's remarkable diaries, partly written in a secret code, detailed her innermost thoughts on everything from sex, menstruation and money to relationships, politics and society. As Choma shows, they have opened up a previously unknown world to us.

Fearless, charismatic and determined to explore her lesbian sexuality, Anne forged her own path in a society that had no language to define her. This is the real Gentleman Jack, following Anne from her crumbling ancestral home in Yorkshire to the glittering courts of Denmark as she resolves to put past heartbreak behind her and find herself a wife. The official companion to the first series, it also features unpublished journal extracts decrypted for the first time, as well as a foreword by series creator Sally Wainwright.

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BBC Books is the publisher of choice for titles relating to BBC programmes and personalities. One of the UK’s leading imprints in non-fiction publishing, BBC Books has had particular success in the food and drink, gardening, history, natural history, humour and travel genres. Amongst our authors are some of Britain’s best-known and best-loved TV personalities including Delia Smith, David Attenborough, Alan Titchmarsh, Rick Stein and Ainsley Harriott.

Book information

ISBN: 9781785944048
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Imprint: BBC Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306.7663092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 32275
Number of pages: xxxiv, 327 , 8 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 268g
Height: 193mm
Width: 135mm
Spine width: 24mm