RE: Favorite fictional lesbians include Kay Langrish and Nan King. I love Sarah Waters! I was so excited to see you mention them. Especially Kay. Oh my god. She killed me.
I’ve read everything Sarah Waters has ever written! I love her!
Kay is amazing, I love her so much. There’s not one butch woman I’ve recommended this book to who hasn’t gone “I FEEL CALLED OUT BY KAY LANGRISH” and I think “well of course” because she’s tender and good and doting and idealistic and moody, she’s approximately 80% of all butches I have known in life.
But also, HOW MUCH DO I LOVE MICKEY? She’s the fucking greatest. Bless her.
(also how much do I hate the adaptation which was like: “Yeah but what if women are butch because war trauma, also this needs some jokes about how Kay thinks she’s a man also what if got rid of Mickey and replaced her with a straight woman? Brilliant. Genius. BBC does it again.”