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No Priest But Love: The Journals, 1824-1826

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"One may take delight in what is here: the souvenir of an unabashed and often triumphant erotic life . . . . Rediscovered after nearly two hundred years, the story of [Anne Lister's] desire--and of the comic, gallant ways in which she satisfied it--seems especially poignant . . . . What Lister's diary suggests is that . . . the passion women find together has always existe ...more
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Published February 1st 1993 by New York University Press
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Leitner Daleen Jill Liddington's books...Nature's Domain covers 1832, and Feminine Fortune covers 1833-36. The later diaries remain untranscribed as of now, with…moreJill Liddington's books...Nature's Domain covers 1832, and Feminine Fortune covers 1833-36. The later diaries remain untranscribed as of now, with only certain passages here and there regarding Anne's final journey. As with Whitbread's books, the diary selections are chosen by the editor (Liddington). For a deeper introduction into research into the archives, read Liddington's Presenting the Past. The diaries themselves are available through the Yorkshire archives, but are very difficult to read and transcribe.(less)
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Petra
Sep 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
A bit too much commentary for my taste; would like more diary and less interpretation.
Natasha (Diarist) Holme
Apr 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I didn't know about this book until recently. I had read and loved 'I Know My Own Heart' (republished in 2010 as 'The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister') in 1989. This, Helena Whitbread's second book, first published in 1992, is the lesser-known follow-up, covering the period Sept 1824 to Oct 1826.

In this second book almost every diary entry is preceded by a heading, which serves as a summary of that day for easy reference; and photographs, drawings, and paintings depict Anne's world.

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Katherine Olivia
Oct 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
also better than shakespeare
kay hastilo
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book

Great insight to the life of a lesbian in the 19th century. Would love to have seen more in depth extracts from her journal
MK
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The author provides good contextual information around Lister’s diary entries.
Zoe Smith
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant diaries and lovely presentation! Anne Lister, what a woman!
Helen Mccabe
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
See my review on Amazon.co.uk.
Jess Pumphrey
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is more of the same from the first book, has some great moments!
Harry
Jul 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love this book and can't wait to read more about Miss Anne Lister.
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Anne Lister (1791–1840) was a well-off Yorkshire landowner, diarist and traveller. Throughout her life she kept diaries which chronicled the details of her everyday life, including her lesbian relationships, her financial concerns, her industrial activities and her work improving Shibden Hall. Her diaries contain more than 4,000,000 words and about a sixth of them—those concerning the intimate det ...more
“… I was a great pickle, ’scaped my maid & got away among the workpeople. When my mother thought I was safe, I was running out in an evening. Saw curious scenes, bad women, etc …’ (Saturday 13th November 1824. Paris)” 0 likes
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