Fritz Posch

Frottage in the Cottage

The Liar

By Stephen Fry

Heinemann 277pp £13.99 order from our bookshop

His penis mightier than his sword, the seriously camp pseudo-homosexual Adrian Healey is not to be found on the school playing-fields. Healey, strangely attired, even for a 1970s English public schoolboy, in top hat, Astrakhan coat, lavender gloves and spats, appears in the changing rooms to tease the muddy, sweaty school XV.

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