Jenny (Reading Envy)'s Reviews > Gentleman Jack (Movie Tie-In): The Real Anne Lister

Gentleman Jack (Movie Tie-In) by Anne Choma
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bookshelves: read2020, biography-memoir, location-uk

Anne Lister is a 19th century lesbian who managed an estate, wooed women, eschewed corsets and other restrictive clothing as much as possible, and kept a detailed journal. This historical account includes many excerpts from recently transcribed and decoded journals and letters. I took great joy in the euphemisms in particular. The author does not shy away from Anne's less positive traits such as merciless tenants dealings, but celebrates her achievements and verve, correcting some inaccuracies her name has picked up along the way.

I should say the journals were written in a detailed code and the author also did quite a bit of the transcription/decoding work once they were opened up for scholarly inquiry.
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January 8, 2020 – Started Reading
January 11, 2020 – Shelved
January 11, 2020 – Finished Reading
January 12, 2020 –
99.0% "1/11"
January 12, 2020 – Shelved as: read2020
January 12, 2020 – Shelved as: biography-memoir
January 12, 2020 – Shelved as: location-uk

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message 1: by Peter (new)

Peter Boyle Glad to hear you liked it Jenny. I watched the TV series a few months ago and thought it was excellent. Suranne Jones gives a terrific performance as Anne Lister.


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