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The Resource Valentine Grey, Sandi Toksvig

Valentine Grey, Sandi Toksvig

Label
Valentine Grey
Title
Valentine Grey
Statement of responsibility
Sandi Toksvig
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
London 1897 and a young girl, Valentine Grey, arrives in England. She's been brought up in the remote and sunny climes of India and finds being forced into corsets and skirts in damp and cold country insufferable. The only bright spot: her exciting cousin, Reggie. Reggie, and his lover Frank seek out the adventure the clandestine bars and streets of London offer and are happy to include Valentine in their secret, showing her theatre, gardens - even teaching her how to ride a bicycle. And then comes the Boer War and Reggie's father volunteers him; the empire must be defended. But it won't be Reggie who dons the Volunteer Regiment's garb. Valentine takes her chance, puts on her cousin's uniform, leaving Reggie behind and heads off to war. And for a long while it's glorious and liberating for both of the cousins, but war is not glorious and in Victorian London homosexuality is not liberating
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Toksvig, Sandi
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • South African War, 1899-1902
  • Gay men
  • Women soldiers
  • London (England)
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Valentine Grey, Sandi Toksvig
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Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 339-341
Control code
000050002573
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
341 p.
Isbn
9781844088324
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Valentine Grey, Sandi Toksvig
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 339-341
Control code
000050002573
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
341 p.
Isbn
9781844088324
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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