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The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister – Vol.2

No Priest But Love
  • Author
    • Anne Lister
  • Editor
    • Helena Whitbread
Regular price £9.99
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  • Published: Mar 19 2020
  • Pages: 352
  • 196 x 126mm
  • ISBN: 9780349013336
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Press Reviews

  • Emma Donoghue

    The Lister diaries are the Dead Sea Scrolls of lesbian history; they changed everything. By resurrecting them and editing them with such loving attention and intelligence, Helena Whitbread has earned the gratitude of a whole generation
  • Sarah Waters

    Engaging, revealing, at times simply astonishing: Anne Lister's diaries are an indispensable read for anyone interested in the history of gender, sexuality and the intimate lives of women
  • Jeanette Winterson

    [Anne Lister's] sense of self, and self-awareness, is what makes her modern to us. She was a woman exercising conscious choice. She controlled her cash and her body. At a time when women had to marry, or be looked after by a male relative, and when all their property on marriage passed to their husband, Anne Lister not only dodged the traps of being female, she set up a liaison with another woman that enhanced her own wealth and left both of them free to live as they wished . . . The diaries gave me courage