TIE-IN TO MAJOR HBO SERIES: This is the official tie-in to a new HBO prestige drama created by foreword writer Sally Wainwright and starring Suranne Jones (“Vanity Fair”), Sophie Rundle (“Bodyguard”), and Gemma Whalen (“Game of Thrones”).
ESSENTIAL LGBTQ VOICE: Lister’s diaries are key documents in queer history, and will recieve a new spotlight with this series. She is often called “the first modern lesbian” and her diaries have been recognized by UNESCO as “a comprehensive and painfully honest account of lesbian life.”
BIOGRAPHY WITH DIARY EXTRACTS: Lister’s own writings are interwoven with biographical writing by Anne Choma, who served as the historical advisor on the HBO series, to create a rich portrait of her life and times.
NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED MATERIAL: This book contains 40,000 words from Lister’s diaries transcribed and published for the first time, making this an important work of scholarship as well as a tie-in event. Previous editions of Lister’s writings do not cover this time period in depth.
“Anne Choma’s Gentleman Jack is not just a tie-in to the TV series, but a probing and page-turning study of legendary diarist Anne Lister, full of original insights and freshly decoded material from the 1830s period of Lister’s hunt for a wife.” -Emma Donoghue, New York Times bestselling author of Room
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