Who would guess that Peter Ackroyd could be so bawdy? This is a hilarious, completely idiosycratic tour of gay life in London over the centuries. Expect to learn about the Romans' "Wolf Dens," in addition to a lot of detail on Londoners' privy habits.
About the Author
Peter Ackroyd is an award-winning historian, biographer, novelist, poet, and broadcaster. He is the author of the acclaimed nonfiction bestsellers London: The Biography, Thames, and London Under; biographies of figures including Charles Dickens, William Blake, and Alfred Hitchcock; and a multi-volume history of England. He has won the Whitbread Biography Award, the Guardian Fiction Prize, and the Somerset Maugham Award. He holds a CBE for services to literature and lives in London.