As part of Pride Month, today we’re pointing out some new queer non-fiction that has caught our eye.
Oh, and today is Dublin Pride! A Happy Pride to one and all!
Queer City by Peter Ackroyd
*** A Sunday Times Bestseller ***
In Queer City Peter Ackroyd looks at London in a whole new way – through the history and experiences of its gay population.
In Roman Londinium the city was dotted with lupanaria (‘wolf dens’ or public pleasure houses), fornices (brothels) and thermiae (hot baths). Then came the Emperor Constantine, with his bishops, monks and missionaries. And so began an endless loop of alternating permissiveness and censure.
Ackroyd takes us right into the hidden history of the city; from the notorious Normans to the frenzy of executions for sodomy in the early nineteenth century. He journeys through the coffee bars of sixties Soho to Gay Liberation, disco music and…
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