Monthly Archives: June 2012

June 16

The four genres of lesbian fiction – No.4: The out-obiography

This category of fiction starts something like this: ———————— I don’t remember when it started. Maybe it was the day that I realised I didn’t like my Tiny Tears doll. Or, maybe it was the day that I refused to wear a dress to Sunday lunch. Or, maybe it was the day that I climbed […]

June 13

The four genres of lesbian fiction – No.3: Lesbiana

This category of fiction starts something like this: ———————— The marketplace in the Faubourg Saint-Antoine was crowded when Helene got there. Women were spilling into the side streets leading to the place and Helene was unable to get closer than the edge of the main square, her back to the wall of one of the […]

June 11

The four genres of lesbian fiction – No.2: Chic-to-chic lit

This category of fiction starts something like this: ———————— Susan answered the doorbell; a half drunk cup of coffee in her hand. “Hello?” “Hello. You rang for a plumber?” Susan looked at the young woman in the stained hoodie and dark blue working trousers, realising too late that she was carry a toolbox. “Sorry, yes.” […]

June 10

The four genres of lesbian fiction – No.1: The dyke-tective novel

This category of fiction starts something like this: ———————— Detective Sam MacDonald had just stepped out of the shower when her mobile phone rang. Rubbing her head with a towel, she looked at the display. It was the station. “Damn.” It was Sunday, her day off. She had just completed a gruelling three mile run […]

June 04

The B.B.C.’s coverage of the Diamond Jubilee Pageant

It should have been very simple. Huw Edwards in the studio, a camera crew at Battersea Bridge, a camera crew on the Spirit of Chartwell, a camera crew at Tower Bridge, Clare Balding on the Gloriana, Chris Hollins on a roving craft, and that should have been it basically. But, no. The B.B.C. had to […]