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I was a Gay Liberation Front activist in London in the 1970s, among other things setting up West London GLF and organising gay dances attended by hundreds in Fulham Town Hall.
I have experienced and benefited from the huge change in attitudes towards Gay men and Lesbians in England and elsewhere during recent decades. During my teenage years, in the UK any sex between men was a crime, whereas now civil partnership offers a legal status on a par with marriage, and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation is increasingly outlawed. This transformation has huge implications for gay relationships, and my motive in writing is to explore the impact of this new freedom and portray its effects. My first novel, Goodmans Hotel, was published in...more


There's some clever repartee here, and Ben is an engaging character. I loved the line about a "cutting edge" antiquarian book store! It's not often that an author can bring a smile to my lips while reading. - Max Griffin - authonomy.com
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Goodmans Hotel
2.74 of 5 stars 2.74 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 2002 — 5 editions
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Closer Than Breathing - A L...
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A Gay Humanist Manifesto
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2009
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I very much admire this author's short stories and novel "The Great Gatsby", but I found this book difficult. It is an early work, and much of the story is about the life of a rich boy at home in the US and later attending Princeton, and then life af...more
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This novel, published in 1939, is in the form of a fictional memoir. George Bowling, middle aged, middle income, has a wife an 2 kids and is buying a suburban semi on a mortgage. His home life has, largely, become a source of frustration. Having seen...more
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message 1: by Rae

Rae Gee Hi Alan!

Great to meet you! Been really enjoying your writing and hope to see more from you soon!

Have a great weekend. :)
Rae :) x


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