The Lion House Gift Set

The Lion House Gift Set
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The Lion House Gift Set
Lesbian & bisexual sexuality among suburban upper-crusted bohemians,"The subtle relationship between two women with lesbian undertones". Sexy, well written and suspenseful novel by Marjorie Lee. Own a piece of history! Lesbian pulp fiction is now recognized as an important part of lesbian history preluding the gay rights movement.

What's included
The Lion House lesbian book Gift Sets are elegantly gift wrapped in organza and include an original collectible lesbian 1950s-60s paperback (not a reproduction), a custom designed pulp bookmark and a 1 inch Fun Button.

These rare, hard-to-find lesbian pulp fiction novels are original paperbacks from the 1950s and 60s, NOT REPRODUCTIONS. We scour book fairs and conventions across the US and Europe to find them. All vintage books for our lesbian gift sets must pass a rigid set of standards. They have no tears, marks or rips.

The Lion House is a sexy, suspenseful and extremely well-written novel, the story of two suburban women’s lives who are linked through their everyday activities and their affection for each other. The subtle relationship between them with its lesbian and bisexual undertones can be compared to the tender, elusive writings of Colette. Can a woman be a lesbian and not be aware of it? As Jo, the lead character, finds out— yes, it is possible. Jo throws her husband at Frannie, then forgives all their transgressions because she is in love with Frannie. Evocative lesbian pulpfiction art by prolific pulp artist Robert McGinnis.

What are "Real" Lesbian Pulps?

Our goal is to track down only those written by women, geared toward the lesbian community since many 1950s lesbian pulps were written under pseudonyms, marketed to the general public. 

Where do the books come from?

We search our butts off! We scour book fairs, auctions, private collections and conventions to create these perfect lesbian gifts. We contact booksellers and book collectors from the USA, Canada and parts of Europe.

Are these newly released reprints?
No, Lavender Pulp sells rare authentic vintage collectible paperback lesbian novels, NOT reproductions. Available only in limited quantities, these rare lesbian books are over 50 years old. 

Making the Cut

All books must pass a rigid set of standards. Many rare books do not survive in good condition. We inspect each paperback and include only those that are graded VG/VG+ (Very Good) by traditional bookseller standards into our lesbian gift sets. They have no tears, marks or rips.

About the Artist
Prominent cover artist Robert McGinnis is a member of the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame known for creating over 40 movie posters including Breakfast at Tiffanys and Barbarella starring Jane Fonda. He apprenticed at Walt Disney studios and was awarded "Romantic Artist of the Year" by Romantic Times and is the subject of the documentary film, "Robert McGinnis: Painting the Last Rose of Summer" by Paul Jilbert.