Category Archives: Oscar Wilde

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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‘A Little Life’ Hanya Yanagihara

‘One must have a heart of stone to read of the death of Little Nell without laughing’  Oscar Wilde Since its’ publication ‘A Little Life’ has been hailed by some as a masterpiece, a life-changing novel of raw emotional power. … Continue reading

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