None So Pretty: The Sexing of Rebecca Pine
Taylor & Francis, 2001 - 191 pages
Until he reached the age of 64, Robert Pine had led a life that was both ordinary and extraordinary. Born into a middle-class family in suburban England, Robert grew up concealing a secret passion. Throughout his years as a schoolboy, soldier, teacher, salesman, husband, father, and grandfather, he was always asking himself the same question: "Who am I?" He had done what society expected of him: he had girlfriends; he got married; he fathered children. Yet, whenever he could, he tried to discover who he really was by secretly dressing as a woman.
Fifteen years after setting up a home with Jean, his second wife, and her children in the beautiful fishing village of Tarbert in Scotland, Robert finally decided to resolve the question that had haunted him throughout his life. He had known the answer for a long time: he would dress openly as a woman and would eventually have sex-reassignment surgery.
None So Pretty is the incredible story of Robert's transformation into Rebecca and the shockwaves this causes in his small community. It is also a love story as Jean, now Rebecca's wife, struggles to accept the changes in their lives.
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