No Modernism Without Lesbians

The book is here: finished copies of No Modernism Without Lesbians have arrived. Not quite the anticipated launch week of drinks and thanks and celebration, but hey, we’ve got plenty of time to read… Books can be now be ordered. Amazon offers a discount of £5 and free delivery. Many local bookshops offer free postage.

All scheduled public events up to 21 May have been postponed. Details about rescheduling are as yet unclear.

I gave a launch talk on Facebook Live on 2 April. If you’d like to watch it’s on my facebook page

I’m now posting news of reviews and online events on twitter and facebook.

So far there have been two welcome review: this one is from The Times and this from The Spectator.

The Stylist have chosen it as one of the books of the month for April, and more reviews are in the pipeline. Various online interviews and events are planned. I’ll advertise these on twitter and facebook. [ Read more ]


Decisions to be made about this. My agent thinks it could be a book. If I got a commission that would be some money up front to write it in a concentrated way. So I’ll put in a proposal. If no publisher wants it I’ll go back to the website idea of postings as and when. [ Read more ]

I began writing books about lesbians in the 1980s. I have twice won the US Lambda Literary Award for best gay writing. In 2014 in the UK I was named a Rainbow List National Treasure in the Lifetime Achievement category… Two of my books, The Trials of Radclyffe Hall and Coconut Chaos, have been broadcast as BBC Radio 4’s ‘Book of the Week’. The Radclyffe Hall book was also shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Mrs Keppel and Her Daughter was a New York Times ‘Notable Book of the Year’ and featured on BBC 4’s ‘A Good Read’. My first book Gluck: Her Biography was recently the basis for a BBC documentary and an exhibition at the Brighton Art Gallery. Among other titles Selkirk’s Island won the Whitbread biography award, Edith Cavell won East Anglia Book of the Year and Murder at Wrotham Hill was shortlisted for a Crime Writers Golden Dagger Award.

Murder at Wrotham Hill
Edith Cavell
Coconut Chaos
Natalie and Romaine
Selkirk’s Island
The Trials of Radclyffe Hall
Mrs Keppel and Her Daughter
Greta and Cecil
Bakst: The Rothschild Panels of The Sleeping Beauty
Gertrude and Alice
A Woman’s Place

I have also written plays for radio and stage. Strip Show, a series of monologues by women, was performed at the Edinburgh Festival and at the King’s Head in Islington. Among my radio plays Prunella Scales starred in What a Saga and Patricia Routledge in A Horse Called Gertrude Stein.