Against the Law

Against the Law : The Classic Account of a Homosexual in 1950s Britain

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In 1954 journalist Peter Wildeblood was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for homosexual offences. First published in 1959, this short account of his life, arrest and trial, imprisonment and return to freedom is simply and courageously written. In the era of Gay Liberation, it is a revelation of how very different things used to be.show more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 15mm | 200g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0753811065
  • 9780753811061

About Peter Wildeblood

Born in Italy, Peter Wildeblood came to London at the age of three in 1926. He won a scholarship to Oxford but left to serve in the RAF 1941-46, returning to Oxford after the war. In 1954 he was a well-known London journalist when he was jailed for homosexuality. After serving his prison sentence, he wrote a number of novels, plays and television scripts.show more

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