Tomboys and Bachelor Girls: A Lesbian History of Post-War Britain 1945-71

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Manchester University Press, 2007 - History - 209 pages
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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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Rebecca Jennings is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Modern History at Macquarie University, Sydney.

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