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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld publishers(Black Swan Bks)London; New Ed edition (1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 055299880X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552998802
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 83,209 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Maupin is a richly gifted comic author... there is room in Armistead Maupin's universe for all of us" (Observer)

"Comedy in its most classical form... some of the sharpest and most speakable dialogue you are ever likely to read" (Jonathan Coe Guardian)

"San Francisco is fortunate in having a chronicler as witty and likeable as Armistead Maupin" (Independent)

"Like those of Dickens and Wilkie Collins, Armistead Maupin's novels have all appeared originally as serials... it is the strength of this approach, with its fantastic adventures and astonishingly contrived coincidences, that makes these novels charming and compelling" (Literary Review)

"Wise, witty, loving and caring about the foibles and frailties we all seem to have" (David Hockney)

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The fifth volume in the acclaimed Tales of the City series.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S Constantine on 9 Feb. 2013
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I was a great fan of Armistead Maupin's Tales from the City and its sequels, capturing as they did the 80s and beyond of the San Francisco alternative and gay scenes. Glad to be able to buy a new edition to revisit those times. These are soap operas in a way, but so entertaining and witty. I think reading Maupin, at his most light-hearted, is like reading a lovely gossipy letter from a friend. Easy reading, and that's no small recommendation. It takes talent to make prose so smooth.
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My bestest friend in the whole wide world kept this little secret hidden from me for over 13 years. I recently had to go into hospital for a major operation and she bought me the first three Tales of the City books to read whilst recuperating. Six weeks later I have now read 6 of the sequence, am in the middle of "Michael Tolliver Lives", have one more to go before having to wait in rabid anticipation for the final instalment, "The Days of Anna Madrigal" to be published in January 2014. I purchased "Significant Others" on Kindle because I'd just finished the "Babycakes" paperback and couldn't wait to go to the shop the next day. Albeit slightly the fault of my so called bestest friend in the whole wide world, but I can't believe it took me so long to find Mike, Anna, Brian, Mary Ann, DeDe et al, but my goodness, don't I feel blessed. If you are searching for a little solace and comfort, with friends who will love you no matter who you are and what you do, who will take the fear away and help you realise that everything is going to be OK, then pick up Tales of the City - start on page one and enjoy. It's a book romance you will never forget. Don't wait.
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By A Customer on 28 Mar. 2000
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I have read all of Maupin's books and I think that every single one of them is brilliant. However if I had to pick a favourite it would definitely be 'Significant Others'. It has to be one of the funniest books ever written and I found all the lesbian camp scenes contained some of Maupin's best and most highly strung plotlines.
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By MR on 11 May 2014
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The TOTC just gets better with every volume. Like catching up with old friends time and again it makes you feel good
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By Paul Bridgeman Swansea on 23 Mar. 2013
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Another slice of quiet wit and beautifully staged characters, don't miss out get into Maupin now you won't regret it
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 Jan. 1999
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The series goes on in leaps and bounds. The Tales of...series are one of the few sets of books to make me laugh and cry-usually within the same chapter. The usual characters that I have come to love are all there,finding new loves and facing the dark spector of AIDS. Classy writing. I'm looking forward to starting Sure Of You, just dreading finishing it.
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By Aramchek on 26 Feb. 2015
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My favourite Tales of the City book -
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