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

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

By Wainwright, Sally
By Choma, Anne

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Meet Anne Lister, the 18th Century landowner, industrialist, explorer and lesbian, and your new feminist icon.Gentleman Jack- The Diaries of Anne Lister is a remarkable and unlikely love story, set in the complex, changing world of Halifax - the cradle of the industrial revolutio...n. These real-life historical diaries explore Anne?s relationships at home with her family, her servants, her tenants and her industrial rivals and are the inspiration for a new BBC One series starring Suranne Jones.After years of exotic travel, Anne Lister returns to Halifax, West Yorkshire in 1832, determined to transform the fate of her faded ancestral home Shibden Hall. To restore Shibden to its former glory, Anne must re-open her coal mines and marry well. But this isn?t just another Regency romance. Charismatic, single-minded, swashbuckling Anne Lister - who dressed head-to-foot in black and charmed her way into high society - has no intention of marrying a man. For Anne has set her sights on the wealthy socialite, Ann Walker ...Every part of Anne Lister?s story is based in historical fact, recorded in the four million words of her diaries that contain the most intimate details of her life, once hidden in a secret code that is now broken. Many of the diary extracts have been decoded for the very first time for this collection, curated by series creator Sally Wainwright with additional writing by historian Anne Choma.
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ISBN 9781785944048
Released NZ 25 Apr 2019
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781785944048
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Imprint BBC Books
Released 25 Apr 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Wainwright, Sally
By Choma, Anne
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
TV tie-in
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 126mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 942.81092
Weight 261g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Lesbians - Diaries - England - Yorkshire, Great Britain - Social life and customs - 19th century
NBS Text Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade