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Queer City

(2017)
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In Queer City, the acclaimed Peter Ackroyd looks at London in a whole new way - through the complete history and experiences of its gay and lesbian population. In Roman Londinium, the city was dotted with lupanaria ("wolf dens" or public pleasure houses), fornices (brothels), and thermiae (hot baths). Then came the Emperor Constantine, with his bishops, monks, and missionaries. And so began an endless loop of alternating permissiveness and censure. Ackroyd takes us right into the hidden history of the city; from the notorious Normans to the frenzy of executions for sodomy in the early 19th century. He journeys through the coffee bars of 60s Soho to gay liberation, disco music, and the horror of AIDS. Ackroyd reveals the hidden story of London, with its diversity, thrills, and energy, as well as its terrors, dangers, and risks, and in doing so, explains the origins of all English-speaking gay culture.



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May 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 1-4197-3099-1 / 978-1-4197-3099-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
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Title: Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 1-68335-433-8 / 978-1-68335-433-8 (USA edition)
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May 2018 : USA Hardback

Title: Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 1-223-15403-3 / 978-1-223-15403-9 (USA edition)
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May 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 0-7011-8880-4 / 978-0-7011-8880-1 (UK edition)
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May 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 1-4197-3514-4 / 978-1-4197-3514-1 (USA edition)
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May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 0-09-959294-0 / 978-0-09-959294-5 (UK edition)
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May 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 0-7011-8881-2 / 978-0-7011-8881-8 (UK edition)
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July 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: Abrams Press
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May 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
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Title: Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
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