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Gay Fiction - Historical -

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 22 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book The Prince of Mirrors by Alan Robert Clark
    The Prince of Mirrors - by Alan Robert Clark

    £12.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781912054107 | ISBN 10: 1912054108

    Prince Albert Victor, heir presumptive to the British throne, is seen as disastrously inadequate to be king. The grandson of Queen Victoria, he is good-hearted but intensely shy and, some whisper, even slow-witted.   By contrast, Jem Stephen is a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Drapetomania: Or The Narrative of Cyrus Tyler & Abednego Tyler, Lovers by John R Gordon
    Drapetomania: Or The Narrative of Cyrus Tyler & Abednego Tyler, Lovers - by John R Gordon

    £15.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780995516274 | ISBN 10: 0995516278

    Drapetomania n. (obs): the pathological psychological condition wherein a slave feels compelled to escape his master, however well that master treats him. Recommended treatment for this condition: firm discipline.  When house-servant Abednego ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst
    The Sparsholt Affair - by Alan Hollinghurst

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781447208228 | ISBN 10: 1447208226

    In October 1940, the handsome young David Sparsholt arrives in Oxford. A keen athlete and oarsman, he at first seems unaware of the effect he has on others – particularly on the lonely and romantic Evert Dax, son of a celebrated novelist and destin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ernesto by Umberto Saba
    Ernesto - by Umberto Saba

    £10.00   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786690685 | ISBN 10: 1786690683

    Ernesto is sixteen years old and ready for life to begin. His curiosity leads him into an affair with an older man – the first step on his journey to adulthood.  Full of tenderness, humour and warmth, Ernesto is a beautifully rendered comin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Jews Queers Germans by Martin Duberman
    Jews Queers Germans - by Martin Duberman

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781609807382 | ISBN 10: 1609807383

    A historical novel about Kaiser Wilhelm’s closest circle of friends — all of them gay — at the dawn of the 20th century by the author of Stonewall.   A breathtaking historical novel by Martin Duberman that recreates the intimate milieu arou ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale
    A Place Called Winter - by Patrick Gale

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781472205315 | ISBN 10: 1472205316

    Picked for the BBC Radio 2 Simon Mayo Book Club   To find yourself, sometimes you must lose everything.   A privileged elder son, and stammeringly shy, Harry Cane has followed convention at every step. Even the beginnings of an illicit, ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Disappearance Boy by Neil Bartlett
    The Disappearance Boy - by Neil Bartlett

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781408850473 | ISBN 10: 1408850478

    Reggie Rainbow has found the perfect profession for someone who likes to keep himself to himself: it's his job to make sure that some things stay out of sight and out of mind. Reggie Rainbow is an angry young man who treads the backstage corridors of ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Prince
    The Prince's Boy - by Paul Bailey

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781408851951 | ISBN 10: 1408851954

    In May 1927, nineteen-year-old Dinu Grigorescu, a skinny boy with literary ambitions, is newly arrived in Paris. He has been sent from Bucharest, the city of his childhood, by his wealthy father to embark upon a bohemian adventure and relish the uniq ... more

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  • Cover image of book Queer (25th Anniversary edition) by William S. Burroughs
    Queer (25th Anniversary edition) - by William S. Burroughs

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780141189918 | ISBN 10: 0141189916

    Originally written in 1952 but not published till 1985, Queer is an enigma - both an unflinching autobiographical self-portrait and a coruscatingly political novel, Burroughs' only realist love story and a montage of comic-grotesque fantasies that pa ... more

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  • Cover image of book London Triptych by Jonathan Kemp
    London Triptych - by Jonathan Kemp

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780956251534 | ISBN 10: 0956251536

    Three men, three lives and three eras sinuously entwine in a dark, startling and unsettling narrative of sex, exploitation and dependence set against Londons strangely constant gay underworld.  Jack Rose begins his apprenticeship as a rent b ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
    The Picture of Dorian Gray - by Oscar Wilde

    £6.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780141192642 | ISBN 10: 014119264x

    Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty. Influenced by his friend Lord Henry Wotton, he is drawn into a corrupt double life; indulging his desires in secret while remaining a gentleman in ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hotel de Dream by Edmund White
    Hotel de Dream - by Edmund White

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780747592792 | ISBN 10: 0747592799

    A moving, expertly-crafted novel from one of New York's most prolific authors. Stephen Crane is writing a new story, and it may be his last. The year is 1900. The famous author of The Red Badge of Courage is travelling to a Black Forest clinic i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Johnny Come Home by Jake Arnott
    Johnny Come Home - by Jake Arnott

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780340818596 | ISBN 10: 034081859x

    It's 1972 and as the dreams of the Sixties give way to anger and political unrest, the charismatic anarchist Declan O'Connell commits suicide, leaving his boyfriend Pearson amd fellow squatter Nina to try and make sense of what has happened.Enter Sw ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst
    The Line of Beauty - by Alan Hollinghurst

    £9.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780330483216 | ISBN 10: 0330483218

    It is the summer of 1983 and young Nick Guest has moved into an attic room in the Notting Hill home of the Feddens: Gerald, an ambitious new Tory MP, his wealthy wife Rachel, and their children Toby and Catherine. Nick had idolized Toby at Oxford, bu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Maurice by E.M Forster
    Maurice - by E.M Forster

    £9.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780141441139 | ISBN 10: 0141441135

    Born into a priviledged way of life, Maurice grows up confident in status, precise in social ritual. Yet although priggish and conforming, he finds himself increasingly attracted to his own sex. Through Clive, whom he encounters at Cambridge, and thr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gutter Boys by Alvin Orloff
    Gutter Boys - by Alvin Orloff

    £12.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780916397937 | ISBN 10: 0916397939

    'Gutter Boys' is a twisted tale of steamy gay sex and unrequited love in Lower Manhattan in the early 1980s. Filled with scenes of humorous debauchery and explicitly depicted anonymous sex, this wanton outing portrays a carnal world of orgiastic deli ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Dreamers by Gilbert Adair
    The Dreamers - by Gilbert Adair

    £8.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780571216260 | ISBN 10: 0571216269

    Gilbert Adair's novel is set in Paris in the Spring of 1968. The city is beginning to emerge from hibernation and an obscure spirit of social and political renewal is in the air. Yet Theo, his twin sister Isabelle and Matthew, and American student th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Giovanni
    Giovanni's Room - by James Baldwin

    £8.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780141186351 | ISBN 10: 0141186356

    David, a young American in 1950s Paris, is waiting for his fiancee to return from vacation in Spain. But when he meets Giovanni, a handsom Italian barman, the two men are drawn into an intense affair. After three months David's fiancee returns, and, ... more

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  • Cover image of book While England Sleeps by David Leavitt
    While England Sleeps - by David Leavitt

    £10.99   paperback   (1998) - ISBN 13: 9780349109534 | ISBN 10: 0349109532

    At a meeting of republican sympathisers in London, Brian Botsford, a young middle-class writer and Cambridge graduate, meets Edward Phelan, an idealistic, self-educated London Underground worker. They share a mutual attraction. Across the divisions o ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Story of the Night by Colm Toibin
    The Story of the Night - by Colm Toibin

    £8.99   paperback   (1997) - ISBN 13: 9780330340182 | ISBN 10: 0330340182

    In Argentina in the time of the Generals, Richard Garay lives quietly with his mother, hiding his sexuality from her and from society. But Argentina is changing, and as the Falklans War is fought and lost, Richard begins to emerge into the world. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Front Runner by Patricia Nell Warren
    The Front Runner - by Patricia Nell Warren

    £16.99   paperback   (1996) - ISBN 13: 9780964109964 | ISBN 10: 0964109964

    20th Anniversary edition of the most celebrated gay love story ever. Harlan Brown is a tough, conservative track coach - hiding from his past at a small college. Billy Sive is a brilliant young runner who is homosexual - and doesn't mind who knows it ... more

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  • Cover image of book Like People In History by Felice Picano
    Like People In History - by Felice Picano

    £12.99   paperback   (1996) - ISBN 13: 9780349108384 | ISBN 10: 0349108382

    Flamboyant, mercurial Alistair Dodge and steadfast, cautious Roger Sansarc are second cousins who are both gay and whose lifelong friendship begins when they first meet as nine-year-old boys in 1954. At crucial moments in their personal histories the ... more

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