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    by Armistead Maupin In this long-awaited memoir, the beloved author of the bestselling Tales of the City series explains how he evolved from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels inspired millions to claim their own lives. “Logical Family is a beautiful memoir – so tender and funny and dignified and kind that it left...

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    Life in the Chemsex Underworldby James Wharton When James Wharton leaves the army, he finds himself with more opportunities than most to begin a successful civilian life - he has a husband, two dogs, two cars, a nice house in the countryside and a book deal.A year later he finds himself single, living in a room and trying to adjust to single gay life back...

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    A Life of Contradictionby Mark Dowd This superb memoir of a gay, working class boy from Manchester exploring how to reconcile his sexuality with his Catholicism is all the more powerful because of his deep knowledge of and commitment to his faith. Spanning the late 1960s to the present day, Mark Dowd’s Queer and Catholic chronicles a changing attitude to...

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    by Damian Collins A famed aesthete and patron, Philip Sassoon’s world was one of luxury and classic English elegance with oriental flair. He gathered a social set that would provide inspiration for Brideshead. There you might find Winston Churchill arguing over the tea cups with George Bernard Shaw, the Prince of Wales playing tennis with Charlie Chaplin,...

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    King of Prussiaby Tim Blanning Frederick the Great, dominated the 18th century in the same way that Napoleon dominated the start of the 19th. He was a force of nature, a ruthless, brilliant, charismatic military commander, a monarch of exceptional energy and talent, a gifted composer, performer, poet and philosopher, and a discerning patron of the arts....

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    by Donald McRae Shortlisted For The 2015 William Hill Sports Book of The Year Prize. “I kill a man and most people forgive me. However, I love a man and many say this makes me an evil person.” On 24 March 1962, when Emile Griffith stepped into the ring to defend his world title against Benny Paret, he was filled with rage. During their weigh-in, the Cuban...

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    by Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince Blood Moon's Babylon Series are now infamous for bringing us astonishing stories about classic Hollywood stars and their secret sexual sides. All true? You’ll have to decide ...but it’s riveting drama nonetheless! Dean, a strikingly handsome heart-throb, is a study in contrasts: Tough but tender; brutal at times but...

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    By Andrew Lownie 434 pages, with 24 pages of B&W photographs. The extraordinary true story of Guy Burgess, the man at the heart of the Cambridge Spy Ring and a linchpin of Cold War espionage. In this first full biography, Andrew Lownie shows us how even Burgess's chaotic personal life of drunken philandering did nothing to stop his penetration and...

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    by Tom Quinn The story of William Tallon, the late Queen Mother’s most devoted servant. Charming, loyal, promiscuous and in possession of a truly wicked sense of humour, Billy entered royal service at the age of 15 and, over the next fifty years, became one of the most notorious figures to have graced the royal household. Over time Billy became one of the...

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    By Christopher Biggins.There’s only one Christopher Biggins. His radiant personality and wicked sense of humour have made him a hit with millions of fans. In this updated autobiography, Biggins tells the full story of his colourful, packed life. At a time when being gay was not as freely accepted, Biggins kept a lid on his true sexuality, as well as...

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    A Graphic Novel by Vivek Tiwary. The story of Brian Epstein, the visionary manager who discovered The Beatles. An uplifting, tragic, and ultimately inspirational human story about the struggle to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. Brian himself died painfully lonely at the young age of thirty-two. He was homosexual when it was a felony to be so in...

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    Paperback edition. Gareth Thomas had it all. He was a national hero, a sporting icon. He was a leader of men, captain of Wales and the British Lions. To him, rugby was an expression of cultural identity, a sacred code. It was no mere ball game. It gave him everything, except the freedom to be himself. This is the story of a man with a secret that was...

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    by Richard Davenport-Hines 432 pages, paperback Marking the 70th anniversary of the death of John Maynard Keynes, this entertaining biography revives our understanding of the 20th Century’s most charismatic and revolutionary economist. We discover the connoisseur, the intellectual, the public official and the statesman who was equally at ease socialising...

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    The Triumph and Tragedy of John Curry. By Bill Jones. One winter’s night in 1976, over 20 million people in Britain watched John Curry skate to Olympic glory on an ice rink in Austria. Overnight he became one of the most famous men on the planet. He was awarded the OBE. He was chosen as BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Curry had changed ice skating...

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    By Scott Thorson. Scott Thorson, a poor boy from a succession of foster homes, met Liberace when he was just 16. Liberace, aged 57, took Scott under his wing as ‘the son he’d never had’. By the time Scott was 17, he was also Liberace’s lover. Liberace lived life by his credo ‘too much of a good thing is wonderful’ and Scott shared in it, but it came at a...

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    John Fraser, the Jude Law of ‘60s cinema, has written a wonderfully revealing, funny and moving autobiography. From his pre-war Glasgow childhood to the glamour of ‘60s Hollywood and the rigours of touring theatre in Africa and Asia, Close Up bears comparison with the very best of film autobiographies. 308 pages, plus 16 of photos, paperback

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    By Lesley-Ann Jones. Fully revised and updated edition. This is the definitive biography of Freddie Mercury, written by an award-winning rock journalist, Lesley-Ann Jones toured widely with Queen forming lasting friendships with the band. Now, having secured access to the remaining band members and those who were closest to Freddie, from childhood to...

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    By Julie Kavanagh. Ballet’s first pop icon, Nureyev revolutionised an old art form, bringing a new young audience to opera houses, and sparking Rudimania across the globe. From his birth on a train in Siberia at the height of Stalin’s Terrors, Nureyev’s life was extraordinary... 787 pages, hardback

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