Author: Paul Baker
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2004-05-25
Genre: Social Science
Polari has been the secret language of gay men and women through the twentieth century. But more than a language, Polari is an attitude. From the prisons and music halls of Edwardian England to Kenneth Williams, American Gls in London and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Polari has been used to laugh, bitch, gossip and cruise. Like all slang, Polari users coined an ever-changing vocabulary. Derived from words used by criminals, circus artists, beggars and prostitutes, it also employed Italian, Yiddish, French, rhyming slang and backslang. Polari speakers camped up a storm, from West End chorus boys and office workers to East End sea-queens. Since gay liberation, lesbian and gay slang has become less a language of concealment than a language of specialization, though the tradition of camp remains. A carefully researched and entertaining read, Fantabulosa presents a lexicon of Polari and a more general dictionary of lesbian and gay slang. If you don't yet know what vada the bona cartes on the ommee ajax, parkering ninty, a Mexican nightmare or a nellyectomy mean, then this is the book for you.
Everton Jones, a mixed race gay boy from Dudley is in London to see a solicitor who has 'something of his father's to give to him'. But he is lured into an alleyway, beaten unconscious and then has his clothes stolen. He runs for safety, and unwittingly ends up on Hampstead Heath.
Author: Ian McDonald
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2012-12-20
There is not just one you, there are many yous. We're part of a multiplicity of universes in parallel dimensions - and Tejendra Singh has found a way in. But he's been kidnapped, and now it is as though Tejendra never existed. Yet there is one clue for his son, Everett, to follow: a mysterious app, the Infundibulum. The app is a map, not just to the Ten Known Worlds, but to the entire multiverse - and there are those who want to get their hands on it very badly. If Everett's going to keep it safe and rescue his father, he's going to need friends: like Captain Anastasia Sixsmyth, her adopted daughter, Sen, and the crew of the airship Everness.
Author: Paul Baker
Release Date: 2003-09-02
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Polari is a secret form of language mainly used by homosexual men in London and other cities during the twentieth century. Derived in part from the slang lexicons of numerous stigmatised and itinerant groups, Polari was also a means of socialising, acting out camp performances and reconstructing a shared gay identity and worldview among its speakers. This book examines the ways in which Polari was used in order to construct 'gay identities', linking its evolution to the changing status of gay men and lesbians in the UK over the past fifty years.
Truth showcases twenty-eight unique author voices. Each celebrates a different aspect of truth, from authenticity in reviews and legitimate representation in non-fiction writing, to stories based on truth and lies, and erotica which intricately braids facts and falsehoods. Truth introduces you to a broad range of writing, in a unique mix of sensual storytelling, and 'behind the blog' views of well-known names and newbies alike. Meet sex bloggers and sex toy reviewers, educators, and authors of fiction and non-fiction, all Eroticon 2018 attendees. Edited by Zak Jane Keir, with help from Anna Sky, and cover art by Tabitha Rayne, Truth contains stories and essays by The Other Livvy, Jerusalem Mortimer, Rachael Kaye, Ina Morata, Amy Norton, Molly Moore, Emmeline Peaches, Jean Roberta, Marie Rebelle, eye, Jadis, Eve Ray, Zoë King, Pixie Heart, Girl on the Net, Franklin Mercer, Candysnatch, Alun Norley, Julie Jones, Isabelle Lauren, Cara Thereon, Luv Bunny, Hannah Lockhardt, Zak Jane Keir, Hyacinth Jones, Aurora Glory, Drew Stone, and Ros Ballinger.
Author: Source: Wikipedia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Release Date: 2012-06
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 23. Chapters: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Sheen, Ray Reardon, Paul Murphy, Albert Gubay, Jimmy Murphy, Danny Coyne, Paul Flynn, Brian Flynn, Jim Driscoll, John Mahoney, Kevin Sheedy, Anna Kashfi, Mark Delaney, John Aloysius Ward, Kristian O'Leary, Peter Prendergast, Mike O'Shea, Ceri Sweeney, Jamie Harris, Tessie O'Shea, Chris Ruane, Frank Hennessy, Paul Moriarty, Richard Moriarty. Excerpt: Michael Christopher Sheen, OBE (born 5 February 1969), is a Welsh stage and screen actor. He studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and made his professional debut opposite Vanessa Redgrave in When She Danced at the Globe Theatre in 1991. He worked predominantly on stage in the nineties and has continued to make sporadic stage appearances since 2000. He has received four Olivier Award nominations for his performances in Amadeus (1998), Look Back in Anger (1999), Caligula (2003) and Frost/Nixon (2006). He will next play Hamlet at the Young Vic in London from October 2011 to January 2012. Since 2003, he has worked mainly on screen projects. He is perhaps best known for his portrayals of public figures, having appeared as Kenneth Williams in Fantabulosa! (2006), as David Frost in Frost/Nixon (2008), as Brian Clough in The Damned United (2009) and as Tony Blair in The Deal (2003), The Queen (2006) and The Special Relationship (2010). Other well-known screen credits include the Underworld films (2003, 2009), The Twilight Saga (2009, 2011), Tron: Legacy (2010), 30 Rock (2010) and Midnight in Paris (2011). He has been nominated for three BAFTA Awards and one Emmy Award. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2009 New Year Honours list for his services to drama and was awarded the freedom of the borough of Neath Port Talbot, Wales in 2008 for his services in the field of acting and the dramatic arts. He is...
This is the story of Mr. Lucky - a misnomer if there ever was one! Follow him from him being a spoilt brat, a nascent homo, a fledgling pooflet and drama queen, on his adventures through school and College, to living in London through the madness and the sadness of the crazy 80s, during which he finds the perfect opportunities to find himself - and discovers he was right all along! G.A.Y.! FANTABULOSA! Disaster follows disaster, japes go wrong, relationships fail (mostly because he's a fool and doesn't know his arse from his elbow), friends die and everything's awful. So he returns home, to Cornwall: new life, new house, new job - but same old heap of trouble. You'd think he'd learn from past mistakes, but..... Skipping through the detritus of broken hearts, a terrible thing happens and his life changes forever and Three Tall Women, each their various ways, get him through. And then, finally, after the most awful thing imaginable, the Man in the Big Red Shoes appears and he finally walks out into the light. Mr. Lucky IS lucky, after all. We do like a happy ending.....
In this work, Critchlow tackles the problem of suffering. How is it that Gods almightiness does not prevent or interfere with areas of pain? Does a loving God really care or is he not almighty? (Motivation)