The Inverts (31st March 2022)

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1921: a boy, a girl, a moonlit midnight kiss. A terrible, repulsive kiss.

Bettina and Bart have grown up as best friends, so surely they will end up together? After all, Bettina is young, rich, headstrong…. and gay.

Bart is young, rich, charismatic…and also, definitely, gay.

Any doubts are dispelled by, in short order: that ghastly kiss; a torrid encounter for Bettina in the school boiler-rooms; and an eye-opening Parisian visit for Bart. Society will never stand for it.

What else can they do but enter into a ‘lavender marriage’ and carry on indulging their true natures in secret? As the ’20s and ’30s whizz past in a haze of cigarettes, champagne and casual sex, Bart and Bettina have no idea that they are hurtling, via Hollywood and Egypt, Paris and London, towards tragedy and bloodshed…

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‘This delicious romp is the sort of thing Nancy Mitford might have written if she’d been gay… wonderfully blithe, witty and moving’ Rowan Pelling, DAILY MAIL

‘Funny, filthy and phenomenally good’ Matt Cain

1921: a boy, a girl, a moonlit midnight kiss. A terrible, repulsive kiss.

Bettina and Bart have grown up as best friends, so surely they will end up together? After all, Bettina is young, rich, headstrong…. and gay.

Bart is young, rich, charismatic…and also, definitely, gay.

Any doubts are dispelled by, in short order: that ghastly kiss; a torrid encounter for Bettina in the school boiler-rooms; and an eye-opening Parisian visit for Bart. Society will never stand for it.

What else can they do but enter into a ‘lavender marriage’ and carry on indulging their true natures in secret? As the ’20s and ’30s whizz past in a haze of cigarettes, champagne and casual sex, Bart and Bettina have no idea that they are hurtling, via Hollywood and Egypt, Paris and London, towards tragedy and bloodshed…

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
ISBN

9780008365905

Author

Jeans, Crystal

Publisher

The Borough Press

Binding

Paperback

2 reviews for The Inverts (31st March 2022)

  1. Bert

    This is a fun romp through the 1920s and 30s and two best friends and their marriage of convenience. It’s hilarious and heartbreaking all at once – and there are some clever bits of misdirection as well. Definitely worth a read!

  2. ruthcousins96

    very very funny, a great story and a look at queer life and subcultures of the 1920-40s while following the lavender marriage of the 2 best friends and eccentric main characters. i was giggling through each chapter

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