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Now You See Me:
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.
'I went to a very nice Freudian psychiatrist
who said, "I don't think there's much wrong
'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
'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…
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