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Enchanted Youth

4.83 of 5 stars 4.83  ·  rating details  ·  6 ratings  ·  2 reviews
It's 1958, and fifteen-year-old Richie runs away from his Liverpool home and heads for London. He discovers a world of rent boys preyed on by criminal gangs yet giving each other comfort and support; the excitement of Soho in the rock'n'roll years; and love for an upper-class boy his own age. When his parents banish their son to Singapore, Richie joins the merchant navy an ...more
Paperback, 158 pages
Published February 1st 1997 by Gay Men's Press (first published June 1990)
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Todd Young
I liked this sequel better than Enchanted Boy. Richie runs away from Liverpool, headed for Picadilly Circus, where he can make money as a rent boy. On the train he falls in love with an upper class boy, and the book is the story of Richie's attempts to find this boy again while working as a rent boy in London.

Very well-written and moving. Probably not easy to find.
Paul Hicks
The second part of a moving and sometimes horrifying autobiography.
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