Fanny and Stella
ebook ∣ The Young Men Who Shocked Victorian England
By Neil McKenna
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'Uproarious.' The Times
'Terrifically entertaining.' Evening Standard
'Irresistible.' Daily Mail
'Gripping.' Sunday Telegraph
London, April 1870: Fanny and Stella were no ordinary Victorian women. They were young men who liked to dress as women: Frederick Park and Ernest Boulton. Stella was the most beautiful female impersonator of her day, Fanny her inseparable companion.
But the Metropolitan Police were plotting their downfall. Fanny and Stella were arrested and subjected to a sensational trial where every lascivious detail of their lives was lapped up by the public.
With a cast of peers and politicians, detectives and drag queens, Fanny and Stella is a dazzling and enthralling story of cross examinations, cross-dressing and the the birth of camp.