GENTLEMAN JACK, by Choma

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Gentleman Jack (Movie Tie-In): The Real Anne Lister Cover Image
By Anne Choma, Sally Wainwright (Foreword by)
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Description


The official companion book to the HBO series Gentleman Jack created by Sally Wainwright and starring Suranne Jones

In 1834, Anne Lister made history by celebrating and recording the first ever known marriage to another woman. This is her remarkable, true story.


Anne Lister was extraordinary. Fearless, charismatic and determined to explore her lesbian sexuality, she forged her own path in a society that had no language to define her. She was a landowner, an industrialist and a prolific diarist, whose output has secured her legacy as one of the most fascinating figures of the 19th century. Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister follows Anne from her crumbling ancestral home in Yorkshire to the glittering courts of Denmark as she resolves to put past heartbreak behind her and find herself a wife. This biographical portrait introduces the real Gentleman Jack, featuring unpublished journal extracts decrypted for the first time by series creator Sally Wainwright and historian Anne Choma.

"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

About the Author


Sally Wainwright(foreword) is a BAFTA award-winning writer and director. Her shows include Gentleman Jack, Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax, To Walk Invisible, Scott & Bailey and At Home with the Braithwaites.

Anne Choma (author) is a writer and historical researcher, known as one of the foremost experts on the life and diaries of Anne Lister. She lives in Yorkshire.

Praise For…


"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


Product Details
ISBN: 9780143134565
ISBN-10: 0143134566
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: April 30th, 2019
Pages: 272