April 26th, 2015

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Sex, Gender and Social Change in Britain since 1880 (second edition) by Lesley A. Hall

Originally posted at Con or Bust by Kate Nepveu. All comments must be made there.

Item Name & Description: Copy of Lesley A. Hall, Sex, Gender and Social Change in Britain since 1880 (Palgrave Macmillan 2012), second edition, updated, revised and expanded. Donated by the author.


Description:


Sexual attitudes and behaviour have changed radically in Britain between the Victorian era and the twenty-first century. However, Lesley A. Hall reveals how slow and halting the processes of change have been, and how many continuities have persisted under a façade of modernity.


Thoroughly revised, updated and expanded, the second edition of this established text:



  • explores a wide range of relevant topics including marriage, homosexuality, commercial sex, media representations, censorship, sexually transmitted diseases and sex education
  • features an entirely new last chapter which brings the narrative right up to the present day
  • provides fresh insights by bringing together further original research and recent scholarship in the area.

Lively and authoritative, this is an essential volume for anyone studying the history of sexual culture in Britain during a period of rapid social change.


Starting Bid: $10


Notes: the author will sign if required, and will cover shipping costs internationally.


Bidding is now open. It closes Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. (time zone conversions, countdown) unless bids are received in the last ten minutes (learn more).

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Sex, Sin and Suffering, edited by Roger Davidson and Lesley A. Hall

Originally posted at Con or Bust by Kate Nepveu. All comments must be made there.

Item Name & Description: Copy of paperback reprint of Roger Davidson and Lesley A. Hall (eds), Sex, Sin and Suffering: Venereal Disease and European Society since 1870 (Routledge 2000). Donated by Lesley A. Hall.


This volume brings together for the first time a series of studies on the social history of venereal disease in modern Europe and its former colonies. It explores, from a comparative perspective, the responses of legal, medical and political authorities to the ‘Great Scourge’. In particular, how such responses reflected and shaped social attitudes towards sexuality and social relationships of class, gender, generation and race.


Starting Bid: $10


Notes: Willing to ship internationally; signing by the donor available.


Bidding is now open. It closes Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. (time zone conversions, countdown) unless bids are received in the last ten minutes (learn more).

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2015 Discworld Diary

Originally posted at Con or Bust by Tex Thompson. All comments must be made there.

Item Name & Description: This is a new copy of the 2015 “We R Igors” Discworld Diary. It’s a wonderfully designed hardcover book, featuring day-planner-style blank calendar pages alongside excellent illustrations and fun “flavor text” entries revealing the inner lives of the Igors – a true collector’s item.


Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Happy bidding!


-Tex




Starting Bid: $5


Notes: I’ll ship for free to the US and Canada, and contribute up to $25 to the cost of shipping to other countries.


Bidding is now open. It closes Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. (time zone conversions, countdown) unless bids are received in the last ten minutes (learn more).

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Manuscript Critique - Up to 10,000 Words

Originally posted at Con or Bust by Tex Thompson. All comments must be made there.

Item Name & Description: I’ll critique up to 10,000 words of your original fiction or narrative nonfiction. (Short stories welcome; no fanfiction, academic writing, or poetry.) You can choose one of three critique types:


1) Content edit: a holistic review of the story structure, plot, and pacing with recommended changes – a more thorough version of the edit letter you might get from an editor at a traditional publishing house. Example:



2) Line edit: a more detailed critique of lines and paragraphs, focusing less on the story and more on the telling. Emphasis on improving dialogue, streamlining the narrative, and punching up the prose. Example:



3) Copyedit: going through individual words and sentences with a fine-tooth comb. No substantial changes – just correcting grammar, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation, and flagging awkward, misused, or redundant words/phrases. Example:



Regardless of which critique you choose, I will be glad to customize my work: if there are any particular questions you have or story elements you’d like to receive special attention, just let me know. Most clients describe my style as thorough, insightful, and positive/constructive. Don’t choose me if you’re looking for a ruthless drill sergeant to pulverize your manuscript!


As for me: I’m a traditionally-published author and writing instructor with a master’s degree in English and several years of professional editing experience. I teach for the DFW Writers Conference, the Loft Literary Center, and this year am chairing the ApolloCon Writers Workshop in Houston. I’m also an active member of the DFW Writers Workshop, one of the oldest and largest critique groups in the southern US. My full bio is available online. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Happy bidding!


-Tex


Starting Bid: $10


Notes: For line editing and copyedits, I generally use MS Word’s “Track Changes” feature, but am glad to work through any digital medium. Once I’ve received your manuscript, please allow two weeks for critique.


Bidding is now open. It closes Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. (time zone conversions, countdown) unless bids are received in the last ten minutes (learn more).