Pages from Anne Lister's coded diary.

'I Only Love the Fairer Sex': The Wild World of the 'First Modern Lesbian'

The incredible true story behind 'Gentleman Jack': Anne Lister had stormy affairs with women and brazenly wrote about them. Some 200 years later, she's a queer icon

When Helena Whitbread entered the public library in the West Yorkshire town of Halifax, in 1983, she had no idea that she was about to discover what author Emma Donoghue was to describe as the Dead Sea...

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