Category Archives: Brian Masters

True Crime – a ‘guilty pleasure’?

I’ve never really approved of ‘guilty pleasures’: you either like something or you don’t. But there is one category of book which, for me, come closest: true crime. Go into most large books shops or check out the late night … Continue reading

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A Queer Sort of History

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the (partial) legalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales. (It would be 1980 before Scotland followed suit and 1981 for Northern Ireland). Bisexuality, transgenderism or lesbianism have never been illegal in Britain (despite … Continue reading

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