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In the Tent

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Tim is 17, catholic and conflicted. Though he escapes regularly into his daydreams of the English civil war, the war within himself is a bigger concern.

When his golden haired obsession Aaron, and mates John and Ray lose their fourth for a week's tromp through the Lake District & the Cumbrian mountains, Tim volunteers to fill out their party.

But then storms set in, th
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Paperback, 130 pages
Published March 7th 1985 by Alyson Books (first published 1979)
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Stephen
Mar 22, 2008 Stephen rated it really liked it
After reading Quince I decided to re-read In the Tent by David Rees to refresh my memory. I first read the book over 20 years ago and thought it was wonderful.

To a degree it still holds up but now I've a bit more to now compare it to. The story of a young confused catholic gay boy who goes camping & hiking with three presumedly straight friends including the blond godlet that he's crushing on still makes for an interesting story. The idea that these four get stranded by a storm for a number
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David Rees was born in London in 1936, but lived most of his adult life in Devon, where for many years he taught English Literature at Exeter University and at California State University, San Jose. In 1984, he took early retirement in order to write full-time. Author of for
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