Closet Queens

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Michael Bloch, acclaimed biographer of Jeremy Thorpe, here turns to many other ‘homosexual, bisexual and sexually ambiguous’ male British politicians, from Edwardian times to the present day. His entertaining and enlightening discussion of such colourful characters as Bob Boothby and Tom Driberg combines humorous gossip with serious reflections on the private turmoil of men who were forced to live double lives by their country’s social attitudes. Foreword by Matthew Parris.

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Closet Queens

Closet Queens

Some 20th Century British Politicians

Abacus2015

Paperback336pp Illustrated197x128mm

9780349138756     Product Code: 502600

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Michael Bloch, acclaimed biographer of Jeremy Thorpe, here turns to many other ‘homosexual, bisexual and sexually ambiguous’ male British politicians, from Edwardian times to the present day. His entertaining and enlightening discussion of such colourful characters as Bob Boothby and Tom Driberg combines humorous gossip with serious reflections on the private turmoil of men who were forced to live double lives by their country’s social attitudes. Foreword by Matthew Parris.

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