Browsing Category Autobiographical Books

Behind the Mask: The Life of Vita Sackville-West

By at December 14, 2014 | 8:49 am | 0 Comment

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I have always been very intrigued by the life and loves of Vita Sackville West. Ever since finding a book of love letters sent to her by Violet Trefusis in a second hand book store in Gloucester in the early 90s. I have wondered what her allure was, she seemed to bewitch all those whom she met, both male and female. Looking at the wonderful pictures included in the book,

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Out There reviewed by American Poet Stephen John Kalinich

By at October 26, 2014 | 5:50 pm | 0 Comment

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These are all voices I have not heard. I feel a lot of sadness some triumph and a depth in a lot of it but some of the landscape I really like. It bares fruit I am so foreign to this work and knew so few of the authors. There is a lot of good writing much though provoking and stories are woven. I enjoyed the ‘Forward This Queer’ infinity. The opening poem by

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Gay’s The Word Book Event: Stella Duffy & Catherine Hall

By at September 5, 2014 | 3:51 pm | 0 Comment

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Hello, and we hope all is well! Just to mention quickly that the film Pride hits the cinemas on September 12th. We've been lucky enough to get to a preview screening and we utterly loved it. The film features a re-creation of Gay's the Word bookshop as a principle location and we couldn't be more proud to be a small part of this incredible story. The premise of Pride:

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Tom Robbins Tibetan Peach Pie | Review

By at July 21, 2014 | 7:47 am | 0 Comment

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Having read and loved Tom’s books for the past twenty or so years, it was with keen anticipation that I got my hands on a copy of his new ‘None Autobiography’. As far as I know there is no one on the planet who writes like Mr Robbins, let alone is like him. The book, as he makes very clear is not an autobiography but a collection of stories he has been sharing with

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Review of Gay Propaganda by Sally Mayor

By at February 24, 2014 | 11:28 am | 0 Comment

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Edited by MASHA GESSEN and JOSEPH HUFF-HANNON Foreword by GARRY KASPAROV I’m not sure what I was expecting when I sat down to read Gay Propaganda but I certainly wasn’t expecting to be so affected by it. It’s a book of Russian gay love stories told by the men and women in them, some are still living in Russia and others have been forced to leave. The book is

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Blood, Marriage, Wine and Glitter | S. Bear Bergman

By at December 18, 2013 | 9:21 pm | 0 Comment

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There have been a couple of books out this month pertaining to trans gender, ‘Blood, Marriage, Wine and Glitter’ is written by the author S. Bear Bergman, who has written two other books on the subject. This book is a selection of essays, discussing his ‘modern family’, which in this case comprises of two trans fathers and a son. You also get to meet his

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Gay’s the Word Bookshop Author Events

By at October 3, 2013 | 11:40 am | 0 Comment

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'Mr Loverman' and 'Fairytales For Lost Children' - Bernardine Evaristo &  Diriye Osman reading. Thursday Oct 10th, 7pm - £2 Entry Venue: Gay's the Word bookshop, 66 Marchmont Street London WC1N 1AB - Russell Square Tube Duet Author Book Reading: Bernardine Evaristo reads from 'Mr Loverman' and Diriye Osman reads from 'Fairytales For Lost Children'

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Among the Bloodpeople – Thomas Glave

By at September 10, 2013 | 4:12 pm | 0 Comment

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Among the Bloodpeople: Politics and Flesh by Thomas Glave My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is a tough book to review, it was by no means an easy read, but that is no reflection on Thomas’s writing style, it is of course due to the subject matter which is most disturbing to say the least. The thing about the book is that he really delves into the psyche of what it is

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Wild Girls, Wild Nights edited by Sacchi Green – Review + Competition

By at August 7, 2013 | 4:26 pm | 0 Comment

What a sizzling read, right from the offset this book is page after page of pure sex but we aren’t talking fantasy here, no this tomb is real life stories. Memories of past erotica re-lived within these pages, what ever your taste, there will be a story here for you. My favourites were Alisson Wonderland, brilliant writing style similar to that of Tom Robbins, I thought

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