Queer City

Queer City

Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day
Written by Peter Ackroyd
Narrated by Will Watt
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Queer City

Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day
Written by Peter Ackroyd | Narrated by Will Watt
Explore centuries of a metropolis’s hidden histories and experiences in this “fantastically researched… exciting look at London’s queer history” (Kirkus Reviews). Written by an award-winning author, this audiobook is “provocative and crammed to busting with startling facts” (The Guardian).

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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 nineteenth century. He journeys through the coffee bars of sixties 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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Release Date: May 8, 2018
Publisher: Abrams Books
Run time: 6 hours and 46 minutes
Unabridged Audiobook

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