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Gentleman Jack


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The hidden history of a great British eccentric

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Angela Steidele has written several books about LGBTQ+ lives in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Love Story: Adele Schopenhauer and Sibylle Mertens was shortlisted for the NDR Kultur non-fiction prize. She won the Gleim Literature Prize for In Men's Clothes, her biography of Catharina Linck, and the Bavarian Book Prize for her novel Rosenstengel. Angela Steidele lives in Cologne.


A fascinating book about a remarkable woman -- Robbie Millen * The Times *
Steidele's steely account of the lives behind the first rainbowed plaque is a triumph of truth over fantasy. Lister's extraordinary pioneering life deserves to be remembered -- Ruth Scurr * Guardian *
Angela Steidele has written a Regency romp which gives a vivid glimpse into a hidden world of female eroticism * Spectator *
Paints a vivid picture of a woman who lived and loved as she pleased * Stylist *
Steidele might just be a German equivalent to Jeanette Winterson * New Books in German *
Really a joy to read * Missy Magazine *
What a character, what material! ...And now also a narrative phenomenon * Sueddeutsche Zeitung *
A highly recommended book about a breathtakingly adventurous woman's life * Deutschlandfunk *

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