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Sarah Waters made her high-profile literary debut in 1998 with her first lesbian historical novel, Tipping the Velvet (which had been rejected by many publishers before it reached print). Her novels since then have been all historical and nearly all lesbian, but interestingly varied in tone and setting.
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21 July 1966 SW was born at Neyland in Pembrokeshire, the much younger one of two sisters.  Bibliographic Citation link.
5 February 1998 SW published with Virago her first historical novel, Tipping the Velvet, which incorporates a lesbian love story set amid the music-halls, the sex-trade underworld, and the seedbeds of political activism in 1890s London. Bibliographic Citation link.
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