Tomboys and Bachelor Girls: A Lesbian History of Post-War Britain 1945-71
Challenging the conventional picture of the post-war decades as years of austerity and conservative femininity, this book traces the emergence of a vibrant lesbian social scene in Britain, centered on the metropolitan nightclubs of post-war London, but also developing across the country, through lesbian magazines and social organizations. This fascinating book brings to life the rich history of post-war lesbian culture for the scholarly and general reader alike.
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Tomboys crushes and the construction
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