Queer Life in London – with Peter Parker, Hatchards Piccadilly

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London - Hatchards - Piccadilly

187 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LE

Wednesday 19 June de 17:30 à 19:00


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Join Peter Parker to discuss his brand new book “Some Men in London: Queer Life 1945-1959" in conversation with James Cahill.

We are thrilled to welcome Peter Parker here this evening to discuss his new book “Some Men in London: Queer Life 1945-1959” - the first part of a major new anthology which uncovers the rich reality of life for queer men in London.

Queer life was always much more complex than newspapers, governments and the Metropolitan Police Force imagined.

In the 1940s, it was believed that homosexuality had been becoming more widespread in the aftermath of war. A moral panic ensued, centred around London as the place to which gay men gravitated.

This evening, Peter Parker explores what it was actually like for queer men in London in this period, whether they were well-known figures such as John Gielgud, ‘Chips’ Channon and E.M. Forster, or living lives of quiet – or occasionally rowdy – anonymity in pubs, clubs, more public places of assignation, or at home.

Peter will be in conversation with James Cahill, art historian and author of the novel "Tiepolo Blue".

Do please join us for what promises to be a fascinating – and insightful – evening!

Tickets include £5 off purchase of “Some Men in London” this evening.