Category Archives: Philip Hoare

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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This week’s book haul

First up this week, ‘RISINGTIDEFALLINGSTAR’ by Philip Hoare: ‘In this watery book, Philip Hoare goes in pursuit of human and animal stories of the sea…Along the way he encounters drowned poets and eccentric artists, modernist writers and era-defining performers, wild utopians … Continue reading

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