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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd; Television tie-in edition edition (7 Mar. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1854792059
  • ISBN-13: 978-1854792051
  • Product Dimensions: 24.9 x 17.5 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 532,219 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Alkarim Jivani is an editor for the London arts and entertainment magazine Time Out. Born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and educated in Tanzania, Kenya, and the United Kingdom, he graduated from the University of Sussex with a degree in philosophy and literature. He lives in London with his partner. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "jontheconqueror" on 4 Nov. 2004
Format: Hardcover
This was the first gay-themed book I read and what a joy it is. It takes you through a comprehensive history of being gay in the UK in the 20th Century. I've never been much of a reader but this book was gripping. I found it by turns humorous and moving. When I had reached the end, I went right back to the beginning and read it again. It's a wonderful book, lovingly written and what comes through most is the humanity of the people whose stories are told. The respect with which Alkarim Jivani imbues the tales within the book makes for an uplifting and enjoyable journey. I cannot recommend this volume highly enough. It is a thoroughly good read and made me realise that I could be happy and gay. Thank you Mr Jivani.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Carline on 2 Feb. 2013
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I think it's always good to know your history, be it your own family history or that of your community. And so I looked for a book that would help me in this area. What I didn't want was a book aimed at LGBT history students. I wanted something I could sit and read without being bombarded with statistics etc but this is perfect. Even just a glancing through it you learn things about our history here in the UK.

That is also what I loved. It's about LGBT life here in the UK...Not the US where most books seemed to be based!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Martin Jury on 29 Jun. 2010
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An excellent book and a gripping but easy read.

You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll make another cup of tea and stay up far too long reading it and be late for work the next morning.

I've bought this book three times now so beware. If you lend it out you might never get it back again. :-)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. John Conrad Mullen on 16 Sept. 2009
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Hidden history with a vengeance. Well-written, with many quotes from people who lived through the different periods, this book should be read by every student (or teacher) of British history.
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By Patrick McDonagh on 29 Dec. 2014
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Very happy with my purchase. Thank you
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