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The Coward Does it with a Kiss

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Following Oscar Wilde's imprisonment for gross indecency in 1895, his wife Constance seeks refuge on the Continent with their two young sons. She and her husband are never to meet again. Reading through the diaries in which she recorded her thoughts, feelings and reactions throughout their marriage, she writes an extended letter to Oscar in which she tries to make sense of ...more
Paperback, 127 pages
Published November 15th 1990 by Gay Men's Press
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In this era when we are at last questioning the way that we talk about the consequences for creative men of their own actions (“he’s been accused of behaving monstrously towards women - how will that blight his brilliant career?”) this 1990 book gives Constance Wilde a voice.

Written as a series of letters she never sends to Oscar, Constance reflects on her love for her brilliant husband, how much she knew of his behaviour, and how she feels about him and herself. Its full of compassion as well
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Rohase Piercy was born in London in 1958 and now lives in Brighton (on the South Coast of England) with her husband Leslie, dog Spike and a fluctuating number of racing pigeons. She has two grown-up daughters.
When her debut novel, 'My Dearest Holmes' was published by the Gay Men's Press in 1988 it provoked howls of outrage from the Sherlock Holmes Society of London and from the mainstream media -

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