Gay Man’s Lot

Posted on by David Gelber

If life as a homosexual was half as depressing as Neil Bartlett’s second novel makes it sound, the term ‘gay’ must be a wholly ironic label. Cruelty, loneliness, persecution and suicide, it seems, are the gay man’s lot. A series of historical documents – a man’s fond note to his grandson written in 1886, an […]

St Bega’s Choice

Posted on by David Gelber

The scotted-out Victorians are probably to blame for reducing the genre of historical fiction to its present lowly position in the literary pecking order. These days, anything set before Darwin and bathrooms seems to fall into two subcategories: daft romanticism or incredibly dirty realism. On the one hand, we have Ellis Peters and her host […]

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