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Queer City

(2017)
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*** A Sunday Times Bestseller ***

In Queer City Peter Ackroyd looks at London in a whole new way - through the history and experiences of its gay 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 nineteenth century. He journeys through the coffee bars of sixties Soho to Gay Liberation, disco music and the horror of AIDS.

Today, we live in an era of openness and tolerance and Queer London has become part of the new norm. Ackroyd tells us the hidden story of how it got there, celebrating its diversity, thrills and energy on the one hand; but reminding us of its very real terrors, dangers and risks on the other.

'Peter Ackroyd is the greatest living chronicler of London' Independent

    

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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: Abrams Press
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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)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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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)
Publisher: Vintage
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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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Title: Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: Abrams Press
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May 2017 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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