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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 92 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Mercury and Me: An Intimate Memoir By the Man Freddie Loved by Jim Hutton, with Tim Wapshott
    Mercury and Me: An Intimate Memoir By the Man Freddie Loved - by Jim Hutton, with Tim Wapshott

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781526614506 | ISBN 10: 1526614502

    The moving, remarkable story of the relationship between Freddie Mercury and his longtime partner Jim Hutton, as explored in the major, Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated film Bohemian Rhapsody.   The relationship between Freddie Mercury ... more

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  • Cover image of book Yay! You
    Yay! You're Gay! Now What? A Gay Boy's Guide to Life - by Riyadh Khalaf

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786031914 | ISBN 10: 1786031914

    Yay! You're gay! Or maybe you're bi. Or maybe you just feel different... in time, that difference will become the greatest gift you could ask for. It will bring you love, a sense of identity, a new community, and eventually the freedom to be yourself ... more

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  • Cover image of book Who Killed My Father by Édouard Louis
    Who Killed My Father - by Édouard Louis

    £10.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781787301221 | ISBN 10: 1787301222

    Who Killed My Father is the story of a tough guy – the story of the little boy I never was. The story of my father.   In Who Killed My Father, Édouard Louis explores key moments in his father’s life, and the tenderness and disconnects in ... more

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  • Cover image of book Help by Simon Amstell
    Help - by Simon Amstell

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784705695 | ISBN 10: 1784705691

    "A beautiful and clever book about being human."(Russell Brand) COMEDY. TRAGEDY. THERAPY.  Simon Amstell did his first stand-up gig at the age of thirteen. His parents had just divorced and puberty was confusing. Trying to be funny solved ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Pocket Biography of Wilde by Tony Potter
    A Pocket Biography of Wilde - by Tony Potter

    £4.50   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780717179459 | ISBN 10: 0717179451

    Oscar Wilde was one of Ireland’s finest and most prolific 19th-century writers and a celebrated wit. He became a popular playwright in the early 1890s and is best remembered for his epigrams and plays, the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, the circ ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Praise of Disobedience: The Soul of Man Under Socialism and Other Writings by Oscar Wilde
    In Praise of Disobedience: The Soul of Man Under Socialism and Other Writings - by Oscar Wilde

    £14.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781788730334 | ISBN 10: 178873033x

    Works of Wilde’s annus mirabilis of 1891 in one volume, with an introduction by renowned British playwright.   In Praise of Disobedience draws on works from a single miraculous year in which Oscar Wilde published the larger part of his great ... more

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  • Cover image of book Modern Nature: The Journals of Derek Jarman by Derek Jarman
    Modern Nature: The Journals of Derek Jarman - by Derek Jarman

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784873875 | ISBN 10: 178487387x

    A divine, meditative and inspiring diary of Derek Jarman's famous garden at Dungeness.   WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY OLIVIA LAING   In 1986 Derek Jarman discovered he was HIV positive and decided to make a garden at his cottage on the barre ... more

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  • Cover image of book Logical Family: A Memoir by Armistead Maupin
    Logical Family: A Memoir - by Armistead Maupin

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784161040 | ISBN 10: 1784161047

    "A sweet, filthy peach of a memoir from a cultural explosion of a man."(Caitlin Moran) Born in the mid-twentieth century and raised in the heart of conservative North Carolina, Armistead Maupin lost his virginity to another man “on the very spot ... more

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  • Cover image of book Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith and Family by Garrard Conley
    Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith and Family - by Garrard Conley

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780008276980 | ISBN 10: 0008276986

    The son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small town Arkansas, as a young man Garrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality.   When Garrard was a nineteen-year-old college student, he was outed to his ... more

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  • Cover image of book Straight Jacket: Overcoming Society
    Straight Jacket: Overcoming Society's Legacy of Gay Shame - by Matthew Todd

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780552778404 | ISBN 10: 0552778400

    WINNER BOYZ BEST LGBT BOOK 2017 SHORTLISTED FOR THE POLARI BOOK PRIZE 2017   Straight Jacket is a revolutionary clarion call for gay men, the wider LGBT community, their friends and family. Part memoir, part ground-breaking polemic, it looks ... more

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  • Cover image of book Standing in the Wings: The Beatles, Brian Epstein and Me by Joe Flannery
    Standing in the Wings: The Beatles, Brian Epstein and Me - by Joe Flannery

    £15.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780750987608 | ISBN 10: 075098760x

    Joe Flannery has been described as the ‘Secret Beatle’ – as the business associate and childhood friend of Brian Epstein, he became an integral part of The Beatles’ management team during their rise to fame in the early 1960s.   Stand ... more

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  • Cover image of book Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me by Bill Hayes
    Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me - by Bill Hayes

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781408890615 | ISBN 10: 1408890615

    A moving celebration of what Bill Hayes calls "the evanescent, the eavesdropped, the unexpected" of life in New York City, and an intimate glimpse of his relationship with the late Oliver Sacks.   Bill Hayes came to New York City in 2009 with a o ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Inheritance of Shame: A Memoir by Peter Gajdics
    The Inheritance of Shame: A Memoir - by Peter Gajdics

    £17.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781941932087 | ISBN 10: 1941932088

    Author Peter Gajdics spent six years in a bizarre form of conversion therapy (delivered in the form of primal therapy) that attempted to "cure" him of his homosexuality. Kept with other patients in a cult-like home in British Columbia, Canada, Gajdic ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lives of Great Men: Living and Loving as an African Gay Man by Chike Frankie Edozien
    Lives of Great Men: Living and Loving as an African Gay Man - by Chike Frankie Edozien

    £11.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780995516236 | ISBN 10: 0995516235

    From Victoria Island, Lagos to Brooklyn, U.S.A. to Accra, Ghana to Paris, France; from across the Diaspora to the heart of the African continent, in this memoir Nigerian journalist Chike Frankie Edozien offers a highly personal series of contemporary ... more

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  • Cover image of book Father Mychal Judge: An Authentic American Hero by Michael Ford
    Father Mychal Judge: An Authentic American Hero - by Michael Ford

    £15.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780809153084 | ISBN 10: 0809153084

    Now revised, with a new introduction and reflections on events since 9/11, this spiritual portrait of Father Mychal Judge is a remarkable testimony to the hope and courage that he brought to thousands of people, not only as the New York City fire cha ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fighting Proud: The Untold Story of the Gay Men Who Served in Two World Wars by Stephen Bourne
    Fighting Proud: The Untold Story of the Gay Men Who Served in Two World Wars - by Stephen Bourne

    £17.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784538743 | ISBN 10: 1784538744

    In this astonishing new history of wartime Britain, historian Stephen Bourne unearths the fascinating stories of the gay men who served in the armed forces and at home, and brings to light the great unheralded contribution they made to the war effort ... more

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  • Cover image of book Football
    Football's Coming Out: Life As a Gay Fan and Player - by Neil Beasley

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780992658564 | ISBN 10: 099265856x

    Being gay in football - as fan or player - is to risk the homophobia that has run through the game for years. But things are changing. Gradually a few brave professional players have come out. And someone like Neil Beasley now feels able to tell his ... more

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  • Cover image of book Before Night Falls by Reinaldo Arenas
    Before Night Falls - by Reinaldo Arenas

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781781258682 | ISBN 10: 1781258686

    The heartbreaking memoir of artistic, sexual and political freedom in Castro's Cuba, with a new foreword by Garth Greenwell.  Reinaldo Arenas was born to a poverty-stricken family in rural Cuba. By the time of his death in New York four decades l ... more

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  • Cover image of book Master of Ceremonies: A Memoir by Joel Grey
    Master of Ceremonies: A Memoir - by Joel Grey

    £14.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781250057259 | ISBN 10: 1250057256

    Joel Grey, the Tony and Academy Award-winning Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret finally tells his remarkable life story.   Born Joel David Katz to a wild and wooly Jewish American family in Cleveland, Ohio in 1932, Joel began his life in the th ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Mourning Year: A Memoir of Bereavement, Discovery and Hope by Andrew Marshall
    My Mourning Year: A Memoir of Bereavement, Discovery and Hope - by Andrew Marshall

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781910453315 | ISBN 10: 1910453315

    In 1997 Andrew Marshall’s partner, and the only person to whom he had ever truly opened his heart, died after a gruelling and debilitating illness.   Unmoored from his old life, and feeling let down by his family, Marshall struggled not onl ... more

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  • Cover image of book When We Rise: My Life in the Movement by Cleve Jones
    When We Rise: My Life in the Movement - by Cleve Jones

    £14.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781472126658 | ISBN 10: 1472126653

    A personal memoir from a leading figure in the gay rights movement, and partial inspiration for the acclaimed mini-series When We Rise from Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, executive producer Gus Van Sant, and starring Guy Pearc ... more

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  • Cover image of book Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration by David Wojnarowicz
    Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration - by David Wojnarowicz

    £10.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786890276 | ISBN 10: 1786890275

    I am glad I am alive to witness these things; giving words to this life of sensations is a relief. Smell the flowers while you can.   Close to the Knives is the artist, writer and activist David Wojnarowicz's extraordinary memoir. Filthy, beau ... more

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  • Cover image of book Alan Turing: The Life of a Genius by Dermot Turing
    Alan Turing: The Life of a Genius - by Dermot Turing

    £6.00   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781841657561 | ISBN 10: 1841657565

    Alan Turing was an extraordinary man who crammed into a life of only 42 years the careers of mathematician, codebreaker, computer scientist and biologist. His codebreaking work at Bletchley Park was so significant it helped to shorten the Second Worl ... more

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  • Cover image of book Straight Jacket by Matthew Todd
    Straight Jacket - by Matthew Todd

    £16.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780593069776 | ISBN 10: 0593069773

    Written by Matthew Todd, editor of Attitude, the UK's best-selling gay magazine, Straight Jacket is a revolutionary clarion call for gay men, the wider LGBT community, their friends and family. Part memoir, part ground-breaking polemic, it looks bene ... more

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  • Cover image of book Kid Gloves: A Voyage Round My Father by Adam Mars-Jones
    Kid Gloves: A Voyage Round My Father - by Adam Mars-Jones

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781846148774 | ISBN 10: 1846148774

    Shortlisted for the PEN Ackerley Prize 2016   When his widowed father - once a high court judge and always a formidable figure - drifted into vagueness if not dementia, the writer Adam Mars-Jones took responsibility for his care. Intimately tr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Every Time a Friend Succeeds Something Inside Me Dies: The Life of Gore Vidal by Jay Parini
    Every Time a Friend Succeeds Something Inside Me Dies: The Life of Gore Vidal - by Jay Parini

    £10.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780349139401 | ISBN 10: 0349139407

    The definitive biography of one of the twentieth century's foremost thinkers and writers.  An intimate yet frank biography of Gore Vidal, one of the most accomplished, visible and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the p ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Trial of Roger Casement by Fionnuala Doran
    The Trial of Roger Casement - by Fionnuala Doran

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781910593202 | ISBN 10: 1910593206

    “The extraordinary life of Roger Casement: celebrated humanitarian and condemned Irish revolutionary”   In 1911, Roger Casement was knighted by King George V for his groundbreaking humanitarian work in Africa and South America. Five years late ... more

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  • Cover image of book What
    What's Your Pride Story? - by Various authors, compiled by Liverpool Pride and Writing on the Wall

    £2.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781910580127 | ISBN 10: 1910580120

    Everybody has a story to tell. These are ours... "Liverpool Pride is all about giving a platform for LGBT+ people in our region to demonstrate their unique culture, talent and spirit. The What's Your Pride Story? group write about their experience ... more

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  • Cover image of book Greek Homosexuality by K. J. Dover
    Greek Homosexuality - by K. J. Dover

    £24.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781474257152 | ISBN 10: 1474257151

    Hailed as magisterial when it first appeared, Greek Homosexuality remains an academic milestone and continues to be of major importance for students and scholars of gender studies. Kenneth Dover explores the understanding of homosexuality in ancient ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS by Martin Duberman
    Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS - by Martin Duberman

    £14.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781620971925 | ISBN 10: 1620971925

    The Lambda Literary Awardwinning biography of two men fighting for their lives in the early days of the AIDS epidemic, from the celebrated historian. "A meticulously researched, nuanced, empathic and insightful portrait of two important artistic ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wolfenden
    Wolfenden's Witnesses: Homosexuality in Postwar Britain - by Brian Lewis

    £20.00   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781137321480 | ISBN 10: 1137321482

    The Wolfenden Report of 1957 has long been recognized as a landmark in moves towards gay law reform. What is less well known is that the testimonials and written statements of the witnesses before the Wolfenden Committee provide by far the most compl ... more

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  • Cover image of book On the Move: A Life by Oliver Sacks
    On the Move: A Life - by Oliver Sacks

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781447264064 | ISBN 10: 1447264061

    An impassioned, tender and joyous memoir by the author of Musicophilia and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: 'Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far' ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Naked Civil Servant by Quentin Crisp
    The Naked Civil Servant - by Quentin Crisp

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780006540441 | ISBN 10: 0006540449

    Quentin Crisp was a true original. With his mauve hair and flamboyant sense of style, by the time of his death he was widely hailed as one of the great British eccentrics.   An openly gay man in a less tolerant era (he once declared himself the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Queer Brown Voices: Personal Narratives of Latina/o Lgbt Activism by Uriel Quesada, Letitia Gomez, and Salvador Vidal-Ortiz (Editors)
    Queer Brown Voices: Personal Narratives of Latina/o Lgbt Activism - by Uriel Quesada, Letitia Gomez, and Salvador Vidal-Ortiz (Editors)

    £17.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781477307304 | ISBN 10: 1477307303

    In the last three decades of the twentieth century, LGBT Latinas/os faced several forms of discrimination. The greater Latino community did not often accept sexual minorities, and the mainstream LGBT movement expected everyone, regardless of their et ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Adventures of a Happy Homosexual by Terry Sanderson
    The Adventures of a Happy Homosexual - by Terry Sanderson

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781786102331 | ISBN 10: 1786102331

    In this funny, warm and touching book Terry Sanderson reveals how he the most unwilling and unlikely of activists - honed his skills as a campaigner at the very beginning of the struggle for gay rights in Britain. But this is more than just the sto ... more

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  • Cover image of book Geisha of a Different Kind: Race and Sexuality in Gaysian America by C. Winter Han
    Geisha of a Different Kind: Race and Sexuality in Gaysian America - by C. Winter Han

    £17.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781479855209 | ISBN 10: 1479855200

    In gay bars and nightclubs across America, and in gay-oriented magazines and media, the buff, macho, white gay man is exalted as the ideal the most attractive, the most wanted, and the most emulated type of man. For gay Asian American men, often vi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bachelors of a Different Sort: Queer Aesthetics, Material Culture and the Modern Interior in Britain by John Potvin
    Bachelors of a Different Sort: Queer Aesthetics, Material Culture and the Modern Interior in Britain - by John Potvin

    £19.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781784991098 | ISBN 10: 1784991090

    The bachelor has long held an ambivalent, uncomfortable and even at times unfriendly position in society. This book carefully considers the complicated relationships between the modern queer bachelor and interior design, material culture and aestheti ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Essential Ginsberg by Allen Ginsberg
    The Essential Ginsberg - by Allen Ginsberg

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780141398990 | ISBN 10: 014139899x

    Visionary poet Allen Ginsberg was one of the most influential cultural and literary figures of the 20th century, his face and political causes familiar to millions who had never even read his poetry. And yet he is a figure that remains little underst ... more

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  • Cover image of book More Fool Me by Stephen Fry
    More Fool Me - by Stephen Fry

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781405918831 | ISBN 10: 1405918837

    Stephen Fry invites readers to take a glimpse at his life story in the unputdownable More Fool Me.  'Oh dear I am an arse. I expect there'll be what I believe is called an "intervention" soon. I keep picturing it. All my friends bearing dow ... more

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  • Cover image of book Carsick by John Waters
    Carsick - by John Waters

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781472118936 | ISBN 10: 1472118936

    From the Pope of Trash himself, John Waters, Carsick is his hilarious (if not always 100% true) account of hitchhiking fearlessly into the heart of middle America. John Waters is putting his life on the line. Armed with wit, a pencil-thin moustache ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Flaneur by Edmund White
    The Flaneur - by Edmund White

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781408864760 | ISBN 10: 1408864762

    A flneur is a stroller, a loiterer, someone who ambles without apparent purpose but is secretly attuned to the history of the streets he walks - and is in covert search of adventure, aesthetic or erotic.  Acclaimed writer Edmund White, who live ... more

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  • Cover image of book Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris by Edmund White
    Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris - by Edmund White

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781408837764 | ISBN 10: 1408837765

    Edmund White was forty-three years old when he moved to Paris in 1983. He spoke no French and knew just two people in the entire city, but soon discovered the anxieties and pleasures of mastering a new culture. White fell passionately in love with Pa ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black and Gay in the UK: An Anthology by Rikki Beadle-Blair and John R Gordon (Editors)
    Black and Gay in the UK: An Anthology - by Rikki Beadle-Blair and John R Gordon (Editors)

    £10.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780956971968 | ISBN 10: 0956971962

    A ground-breaking, provocative and diverse anthology of writing about black gay men's lives in the UK - essays, activist memoirs, (auto)biographies, poems and fiction, edited by multi-award-winning writers Rikki Beadle-Blair and John R Gordon.  Cont ... more

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  • Cover image of book Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges
    Alan Turing: The Enigma - by Andrew Hodges

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781784700089 | ISBN 10: 1784700088

    The official book behind the eight-time Oscar-nominated film, The Imitation Game, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley   Alan Turing was the mathematician whose cipher-cracking transformed the Second World War. Taken on by Brit ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pink Triangle: The Feuds and Private Lives of Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote... by Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince
    Pink Triangle: The Feuds and Private Lives of Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote... - by Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince

    £15.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781936003372 | ISBN 10: 1936003376

    One hot summer night in 1945, three young American writers, each an enfant terrible, came together in a stuffy Manhattan apartment for the first time. Each member of this pink triangle was on the dawn of world fame Tennessee Williams for A Streetca ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fathomless Riches: Or How I Went from Pop to Pulpit by Richard Coles
    Fathomless Riches: Or How I Went from Pop to Pulpit - by Richard Coles

    £20.00   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780297870302 | ISBN 10: 0297870300

    The memoir of popular BBC Radio 4 Saturday Live presenter and former member of the Communards, the Reverend Richard Coles. From the top of the pop charts to the priesthood via BBC Radio 4. Fathomless Riches is the Reverend Richard Coles's war ... more

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  • Cover image of book Maggie & Me by Damian Barr
    Maggie & Me - by Damian Barr

    £7.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781408838099 | ISBN 10: 1408838095

    It's 12 October 1984. An IRA bomb blows apart the Grand Hotel in Brighton. Miraculously, Margaret Thatcher survives. In small-town Scotland, eight-year-old Damian Barr watches in horror as his mum rips her wedding ring off and packs their bags. He kn ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Life and Loves of a He Devil by Graham Norton
    The Life and Loves of a He Devil - by Graham Norton

    £20.00   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781444790252 | ISBN 10: 1444790250

    Revealing, moving and brilliantly funny, Graham Norton tells the story of his life through the things he loves in his brand new memoir.  'It seems to me that we are all made up of the things we adore, and by telling my stories through the prism ... more

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  • Cover image of book Becoming a Londoner by David Plante
    Becoming a Londoner - by David Plante

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781408840115 | ISBN 10: 1408840111

    Nikos and I live together as lovers, as everyone knows, and we seem to be accepted because it's known that we are lovers. In fact, we are, according to the law, criminals in our making love with each other, but it is as if the laws don't apply. It is ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father by Alysia Abbott
    Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father - by Alysia Abbott

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780393348903 | ISBN 10: 0393348903

    After his wifes death in 1973, poet and activist Steve Abbott came out of the closet and moved, with his three-year-old daughter, to San Francisco. There they discovered a city bustling with gay men in search of liberation few of whom had responsi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Oldest Gay in the Village by George Montague
    The Oldest Gay in the Village - by George Montague

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781782199168 | ISBN 10: 1782199160

    Born in 1923, George Montague has seen many changes in his lifetime, few greater than the attitude towards being gay - attitudes that saw him criminalised for the sin of loving another man.   Here are the moving, if often humorous, memoirs of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East by Benjamin Law
    Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East - by Benjamin Law

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781627780360 | ISBN 10: 162778036x

    Benjamin Law spent nearly a year skipping between seven Asian countries, sitting backstage with Bangkok ladyboys before their beauty pageants, talking to Tokyos superstar drag queens, marching in the heat with Mumbais fierce queer rights activists, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Oscar Wilde and His Circle by Simon Callow
    Oscar Wilde and His Circle - by Simon Callow

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781855144781 | ISBN 10: 1855144786

    One of literature's most flamboyant and witty personalities, the much-quoted Oscar Wilde captivated and scandalised late nineteenth-century society in Europe and America.   Wilde was a pioneer of celebrity, whose friends and contemporaries in ... more

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  • Cover image of book Liberation: Diaries, Vol 3 by Christopher Isherwood
    Liberation: Diaries, Vol 3 - by Christopher Isherwood

    £16.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780099575474 | ISBN 10: 0099575477

    Hilarious and often deeply moving, the final volume of Christopher Isherwood's extraordinary diaries chronicles the 1970s, with a preface by Edmund White.  In this final volume of Christopher Isherwood's diaries, capstone of a million-word mast ... more

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  • Cover image of book It
    It's Ok To Be Gay: Celebrity Coming out Stories - by Alison Stokes (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781909624122 | ISBN 10: 1909624128

    Launched to coincide with National Coming Out Day, It's OK to be Gay is a collection of inspirational coming out stories from well-known figures from the LGBT community, who talk frankly about their own experiences and how their sexuality has shaped ... more

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  • Cover image of book Christopher and His Kind by Christopher Isherwood
    Christopher and His Kind - by Christopher Isherwood

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780099561071 | ISBN 10: 0099561077

    Isherwood's candid memoir of his life in 1930s Berlin. A seminal book of gay liberation which made him the grand old man of the movement. In November 1929, Christopher Isherwood - determined to become a 'permanent foreigner' - packed a rucksack a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Born This Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay by Paul Vitagliano
    Born This Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay - by Paul Vitagliano

    £11.99   hardback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781594745997 | ISBN 10: 1594745994

    Based on the hugely popular blog of the same name, Born This Way shares more than 100 different memories of growing up LGBTQ. Childhood photographs are accompanied by sweet, funny, and at times heartbreaking personal stories. This intimate little har ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bohemian Rhapsody: the Definitive Biography of Freddie Mercury by Lesley-Ann Jones
    Bohemian Rhapsody: the Definitive Biography of Freddie Mercury - by Lesley-Ann Jones

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781444733693 | ISBN 10: 1444733699

    This is the definitive biography of Freddie Mercury. Written by an award-winning rock journalist, Lesley-Ann Jones toured widely with Queen forming lasting friendships with the band. Now, having secured access to the remaining band members and those ... more

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  • Cover image of book If It Wasn
    If It Wasn't Love: Sex, Death and God - by Bernard J. Lynch

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781846949180 | ISBN 10: 1846949181

    This is a book about Life, Love, Sexuality, Death and God. It is a story of many peoples stories, but most of all it is the personal story of Father Bernard Lynch. Here for the first time is a truth birthed from fear and oppression and redeemed by lo ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Sixties Diaries Volume Two 1960-1969 by Christopher Isherwood
    The Sixties Diaries Volume Two 1960-1969 - by Christopher Isherwood

    £25.00   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780099565222 | ISBN 10: 0099565226

    A great writer nails the sixties, from California to swinging London, in his fearless, insightful diaries - with a preface by Christopher Hitchens.  This second volume of Christopher Isherwood's remarkable diaries opens on his fifty-sixth ... more

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  • Cover image of book Point to Point Navigation by Gore Vidal
    Point to Point Navigation - by Gore Vidal

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780349139104 | ISBN 10: 0349139105

    Point to Point Navigation refers to a form of navigation Gore Vidal resorted to as a first mate in the navy during World War II. As he says, 'As I was writing this account of my life and times since Palimpsest, I felt as if I were again dealing with ... more

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  • Cover image of book And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Shilts
    And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic - by Randy Shilts

    £18.00   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780285640191 | ISBN 10: 0285640194

    In 1981, the year when AIDS came to international attention, Randy Shilts was employed by The San Francisco Chronicle as the first openly gay journalist dealing with gay issues. He quickly devoted himself to reporting on the developing epidemic, tryi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Freddie Mercury: The Biography by Laura Jackson
    Freddie Mercury: The Biography - by Laura Jackson

    £10.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780749956080 | ISBN 10: 0749956089

    This fascinating biography of Freddie Mercury which received outstanding acclaim from Queen and rock fans worldwide, has now been updated for reissue to coincide with the release of the film about his life. Laura Jackson addresses topics including: & ... more

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  • Cover image of book Autofellatio by James Maker
    Autofellatio - by James Maker

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9782919595143 | ISBN 10: 2919595148

    Winner of the Polari First Book Prize 2011  Autofellatio is the memoir of singer, lyricist, writer and occasional actor James Maker.   It begins with his teenage years in punk-era London, moving through the counter-cultural 19 ... more

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  • Cover image of book Through Thick and Thin: My Autobiography by Gok Wan
    Through Thick and Thin: My Autobiography - by Gok Wan

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780091938383 | ISBN 10: 0091938384

    With his infectious energy and charisma, Gok Wan has an incredible gift of making women feel more confident within themselves - but its not until you read his own inspirational story that you find out where he got that gift from.   Gok g ... more

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  • Cover image of book Born Brilliant: The Life of Kenneth Williams by Christopher Stevens
    Born Brilliant: The Life of Kenneth Williams - by Christopher Stevens

    £12.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781848541979 | ISBN 10: 184854197x

    Kenneth Williams was the stand-out comic actor of his generation. Beloved as the manic star of Carry On films and as a peerless raconteur on TV chat shows, he was also acclaimed for serious stage roles.   Born Brilliant includes much previous ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Fry Chronicles: A Memoir by Stephen Fry
    The Fry Chronicles: A Memoir - by Stephen Fry

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780141039800 | ISBN 10: 0141039809

    Thirteen years ago, Moab is my Washpot, Stephen Fry's autobiography of his early years, was published to rave reviews and was a huge bestseller. In those thirteen years since, Stephen Fry has moved into a completely new stratosphere, both as a public ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Life in Pieces: An Alternative Autobiography by Simon Callow
    My Life in Pieces: An Alternative Autobiography - by Simon Callow

    £14.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781848421714 | ISBN 10: 1848421710

    An alternative autobiography of the well-loved actor and man of the theatre. In My Life in Pieces, Simon Callow recaptures the multifarious people, productions and events which have fed into his lifeblood and left their indelible mark. Starting w ... more

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  • Cover image of book City Boy: My Life in New York During the 1960s and 1970s by Edmund White
    City Boy: My Life in New York During the 1960s and 1970s - by Edmund White

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781408809426 | ISBN 10: 1408809427

    A memoir of the sociel and sexual lives of New York City's cultural and intellectual in-crowd in the tumultous 1970s, from acclaimed author Edmund White. In the 1970s Paris had fashion, London had the theatre, Berlin had a small painting scene, b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Unspeakable Love: Gay and Lesbian Life in the Middle East by Brian Whitaker
    Unspeakable Love: Gay and Lesbian Life in the Middle East - by Brian Whitaker

    £10.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780863564833 | ISBN 10: 0863564836

    Homosexuality is still taboo in the Arab countries. While clerics denounce it as a heinous sin, newspapers, reluctant to address it directly, talk cryptically of 'shameful acts' and 'deviant behaviour.' Despite growing acceptance of sexual diversity ... more

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  • Cover image of book Queer (25th Anniversary edition) by William S. Burroughs
    Queer (25th Anniversary edition) - by William S. Burroughs

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780141189918 | ISBN 10: 0141189916

    Originally written in 1952 but not published till 1985, Queer is an enigma - both an unflinching autobiographical self-portrait and a coruscatingly political novel, Burroughs' only realist love story and a montage of comic-grotesque fantasies that pa ... more

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  • Cover image of book Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love by Sheila Rowbotham
    Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love - by Sheila Rowbotham

    £32.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781844674213 | ISBN 10: 1844674215

    Challenging both capitalism and the values of Western civilization, the gay socialist writer Edward Carpenter had an extraordinary impact on the cultural and political landscape of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A mystic advocate ... more

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  • Cover image of book King of Shadows by Aaron Shurin
    King of Shadows - by Aaron Shurin

    £12.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780872864900 | ISBN 10: 0872864901

    King of Shadows assembles twenty-one highly charged personal essays circling around the author's gay and literary life in San Francisco, a poet's excursion through identity, sensibility, and the dangerous joy of living in the open."King of Shadows is ... more

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  • Cover image of book First Person Queer: Who We are (so Far) by Edited by Richard Labonte and Lawrence Schimel
    First Person Queer: Who We are (so Far) - by Edited by Richard Labonte and Lawrence Schimel

    £14.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781551522272 | ISBN 10: 1551522276

    In this amazing, wide-ranging anthology of non-fiction essays, contributors write intimate and honest first-person accounts of queer (gay/lesbian/bisexual/trans) experience: from coming out to "passing" as straight, to the devastation of meth addicti ... more

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  • Cover image of book Memoirs by Tennessee Williams
    Memoirs - by Tennessee Williams

    £12.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780141189291 | ISBN 10: 0141189290

    When Memoirs was first published in 1975, it created quite a bit of turbulence in the media - though long self-identified as a gay man, Williams' candour about his love life, sexual encounters, and drug use was found shocking in and of itself, and su ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Lavender Locker Room: 300 Years of Great Athletes Whose Sexual Orientation Was Different by Patricia Nell Warren
    The Lavender Locker Room: 300 Years of Great Athletes Whose Sexual Orientation Was Different - by Patricia Nell Warren

    £17.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781889135076 | ISBN 10: 1889135070

    Some are legendary - such as pilot Amelia Earhart and golf champion Babe Didrikson. Others are less familiar - balloonist Alberto Santos-Dumont and javelin thrower Ana Maria Sagi.  Some went public - NFL running back David Kopay and downhill ... more

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  • Cover image of book Love is Where it Falls: An Account of a Passionate Friendship by Simon Callow
    Love is Where it Falls: An Account of a Passionate Friendship - by Simon Callow

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781854599766 | ISBN 10: 1854599763

    When Simon Callow first met Peggy Ramsay he could hardly have suspected that his encounter with the play agent would blossom into passionate love. There was the age difference for one thing: Callow was barely 30, Peggy was in her seventies. And then ... more

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  • Cover image of book Queer London; perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis, 1918-1957. by Matt Houlbrook
    Queer London; perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis, 1918-1957. - by Matt Houlbrook

    £13.00   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780226354620 | ISBN 10: 0226354628

    In August 1934, young Cyril L. wrote to his friend Billy about all the exciting men he had met, the swinging nightclubs he had visited, and the vibrant new life he had forged for himself in the big city. He wrote, "I have only been queer since I came ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Undoing: Love in the Thick of Sex, Drugs, Pornography and Prostitution by Aiden Shaw
    My Undoing: Love in the Thick of Sex, Drugs, Pornography and Prostitution - by Aiden Shaw

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780786717439 | ISBN 10: 0786717432

    The star of more than 50 adult films, Aiden Shaw ranks as one of gay porn's all-time favourite performers. His films have brought him international celebrity, including the honour of having Sex and the City writers name a character after him. Now, ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Lives by Edmund White
    My Lives - by Edmund White

    £10.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780747579649 | ISBN 10: 0747579644

    No one has ever been more frank, lucid, rueful and entertaining about growing up gay in Middle America than Edmund White. Best known for his autobiographical novels, White takes the fiction out of his story and delivers the factsin all their shocking ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Young Man
    A Young Man's Passage - by Julian Clary

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780091908720 | ISBN 10: 0091908728

    A Young Man's Passage is Julian's telling of his own rise and fall as Britain's most famous, uncompromising queen.  After a happy suburban upbringing, only briefly ruffled by the brutality of the monks at his school, Julian packed his bags for ... more

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  • Cover image of book Breakfast with Tiffany: An Uncle
    Breakfast with Tiffany: An Uncle's Memoir - by Edwin John Wintle

    £6.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781416511175 | ISBN 10: 1416511172

    When you are a fortysomething gay New Yorker with a stressful job as a film agent and the odd obsessive-compulsive tendency, you may not see yourself as an ideal parent. However, when Ed's sister asks him to take in her daughter - the beautiful, cap ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Way We Are Now: Gay and Lesbian Lives in the 21st Century by Edited by Ben Summerskill
    The Way We Are Now: Gay and Lesbian Lives in the 21st Century - by Edited by Ben Summerskill

    £18.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780826487858 | ISBN 10: 0826487858

    The arrival of civil partnership in Britain in 2005 was welcomed with a Sun editorial celebrating the forthcoming wedding of Elton John and David Furnish. Beneath the headline 'Gay Pride' the newspaper - once doggedly hostile to homosexuality - claim ... more

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  • Cover image of book Foucault: A Very Short Introduction by Gary Gutting
    Foucault: A Very Short Introduction - by Gary Gutting

    £7.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780192805577 | ISBN 10: 0192805576

    Foucault is one of those rare philosophers who has become a cult figure. Born in 1926 in France, over the course of his life he dabbled in drugs, politics, and the Paris SM scene, all whilst striving to understand the deep concepts of identity, knowl ... more

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  • Cover image of book Edward Carpenter 1844-1929: Prophet of Human Fellowship by Chushichi Tsuzuki
    Edward Carpenter 1844-1929: Prophet of Human Fellowship - by Chushichi Tsuzuki

    £30.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780521019590 | ISBN 10: 0521019591

    This is the first full-scale biography of Edward Carpenter, an 'eminent Victorian' who played an intriguing role in the revival of socialism in Britain in the late 19th century.  'A worthy heir of Carlyle and Ruskin', as Tolstoy called him, Car ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gay Dads: A Celebration of Fatherhood by David Strah and Susanna Margolis
    Gay Dads: A Celebration of Fatherhood - by David Strah and Susanna Margolis

    £12.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781585423330 | ISBN 10: 1585423335

    Inspiring portraits of gay men and their families from all across America.   An evolution has quietly been occurring in the world of parenting. Recent surveys reveal that millions of children have found loving homes either by being born t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Moab is My Washpot by Stephen Fry
    Moab is My Washpot - by Stephen Fry

    £9.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780099457046 | ISBN 10: 0099457040

    "Stephen Fry is one of the great originals- This autobiography of his first twenty years is a pleasure to read, mixing outrageous acts with sensible opinions in bewildering confusion- That so much outward charm, self-awareness and intellect should ex ... more

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  • Cover image of book Love in a Dark Time: Gay Lives from Wilde to Almodovar by Colm Tibn
    Love in a Dark Time: Gay Lives from Wilde to Almodovar - by Colm Tibn

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780330491389 | ISBN 10: 0330491385

    In this perceptive and rich collection of essays Tibn investigates the lives as well as the work of homosexual writers and artists of the nineteenth and twentieth century. In Love in a Dark Time, Colm Tibn looks at the life and work of some ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gay Voices of the Harlem Renaissance by A. B. Christa Schwarz
    Gay Voices of the Harlem Renaissance - by A. B. Christa Schwarz

    £16.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780253216076 | ISBN 10: 0253216079

    This groundbreaking study explores the Harlem Renaissance as a literary phenomenon fundamentally shaped by same-sex-interested men. Christa Schwarz focuses on Counte Cullen, Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, and Richard Bruce Nugent and explores these ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hello Sailor! The Hidden History of Gay Life at Sea by Paul Baker and Jo Stanley
    Hello Sailor! The Hidden History of Gay Life at Sea - by Paul Baker and Jo Stanley

    £25.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780582772144 | ISBN 10: 0582772141

    When homosexuality was illegal and gay men were closeted there were few safe places to be. Apart from the theatre, passenger ships provided the only space where gay men could be not only out, but outrageously camp. Efficient, able-bodied seamen by da ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Underground Life: Memoirs of a Gay Jew in Nazi Berlin by Gad Beck
    An Underground Life: Memoirs of a Gay Jew in Nazi Berlin - by Gad Beck

    £18.95   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780299165048 | ISBN 10: 0299165043

    That a Jew living in Nazi Berlin survived the Holocaust at all is surprising. That he was a homosexual and a teenage leader in the resistance and yet survived is amazing. But that he endured the ongoing horror with an open heart, with love and withou ... more

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  • Cover image of book Moffies: Gay Life in Southern Africa by Bart Luirink
    Moffies: Gay Life in Southern Africa - by Bart Luirink

    £10.95   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780864864420 | ISBN 10: 0864864426

    "Moffies" is an account of gay life in Southern Africa from 1990 to the present. It views the situation in each country of the subcontinent through the eyes of gays and lesbians living there, and tells of the triumphs and trials of homosexuals in Sou ... more

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