The Cleveland Street scandal, involving a homosexual brothel reputedly visited by the Queen's grandson, shocked Victorian Britain in 1889. This is the first full-length account of one of its key players, Jack Saul, a working class Irish Catholic rent boy who worked his way into the upper echelons of the aristocracy, and wrote the notorious pornographic memoir The Sins of the Cities of the Plain. Glenn Chandler, creator of Taggart, explores his colourful but tragic life and reveals for the first time the true story about what really went on behind the velvet curtains of Number 19 Cleveland Street.
The writer of these notes was walking through Leicester Square one sunny afternoon last November, when his attention was particularly taken by an effeminate, but very good-looking young fellow, who was walking in front of him, looking in shop-windows from time to time, and now and then looking round as if to attract my attention. Dressed in tight-fitting clothes, which set off his Adonis-like figure to the best advantage, especially about what snobs call the fork of his trousers, where evidently he was favoured by nature by a very extraordinary development of the male appendages; he had small and elegant feet, set off by pretty patent leather boots, a fresh looking beardless face, with almost feminine features, auburn hair, and sparkling blue eyes, which spoke as plainly as possible to my senses, and told me that the handsome youth must indeed be one of the "Mary-Ann's" of London, who I had heard were often to be seen sauntering in the neighbourhood of Regent Street, or the Haymarket, on fine afternoons or evenings.
The Female Nude
Author: Lynda Nead
Anyone who examines the history of Western art must be struck by the prevalence of images of the female body. More than any other subject, the female nude connotes `art'. The framed image of a female body, hung on the walls of an art gallery, is an icon of Western culture, a symbol of civilization and accomplishment. But how and why did the female nude acquire this status? The Female Nude brings together, in an entirely new way, analysis of the historical tradition of the female nude and discussion of recent feminist art, and by exploring the ways in which acceptable and unacceptable images of the female body are produced and maintained, renews recent debates on high culture and pornography. The Female Nude represents the first feminist survey of the most significant subject in Western art. It reveals how the female nude is now both at the centre and at the margins of high culture. At the centre, and within art historical discourse, the female nude is seen as the visual culmination of enlightenment aesthetics; at the edge, it risks losing its repectability and spilling over into the obscene.
Author: Felix Scheinberger
Author: Del Lagrace Volcano
Publisher: Janssen Verlag
Spinal Vascular Malformations is a comprehensive text detailing the historical perspective and evolution of current understanding of the various vascular malformations involving the spinal cord. Contributing authors are recognized experts in the fields of anatomy, pathophysiology, hemodynamics, imaging and the surgical and endovascular treatment of vascular malformations of the spinal cord. (Distributed by Thieme for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons)
Author: Victor Kelleher
Publisher: Random House Australia
Shrugging off his jacket, he grabbed the headstone and began tugging at it. 'Open,' he wailed. 'Open!'Possession is a chilling phenomenon and Beth's family are rocked into this nightmare world when her younger brother becomes inhabited by a spirit called Del-Del. Cold, murderous and evil, Del-Del only wants to destroy - and most of all he wants to destroy Sam.This psychological thriller grips like a vice anbd holds the reader taut, on a nerve's edge, until the final page.THE AUTHORVictor Kelleher was born in England and came to Australia via Africa and New Zealand. After an academic career he now writes both children's and adults' novels full-time from his home in Sydney. He has won and been shortlisted for many awards.SALES POINTS* Del-Del has been a strong seller for years and continues to be one that is greatly sought after by children, teachers, parents and academics alike.* Fabulous new format and jacket for this firm favourite. Enlarged to be strandard novel size, 198mm x 128mm. * Victor's new fiction for Random House, Beyond the Dusk, is due for publication in September as well.* Victor Kelleher is one of the most distinguished and respected authors writing for children today.
Scale Studies - Book 1
Author: Robert Cavally
Publisher: Robert Cavally Editions
(Robert Cavally Editions). These highly anticipated volumes from the studio of legendary flutist Robert Cavally represent a wealth of pedagogy from a beloved teacher and performer of the flute. Published in three series and four levels, the Developmental and Progressive Studies for Flute join Cavally's famous Melodious and Progressive Studies as some of the most important repertoire available to student and professional flutists. Use all three books in a level for the maximum development. * Tone Studies - Primer HL00119343 * Scale Studies - Primer HL00114956 * Velocity Studies - Primer HL00119360 * Tone Studies - Book 1 HL00119355 * Scale Studies - Book 1 HL00117659 * Velocity Studies - Book 1 HL00119361 * Tone Studies - Book 2 HL00119356 (available summer 2014) * Scale Studies - Book 2 HL00119358 (available summer 2014) * Velocity Studies - Book 2 HL00119362 (available summer 2014) * Tone Studies - Book 3 HL00119357 (available summer 2014) * Scale Studies - Book 3 HL00119359 (available summer 2014) * Velocity Studies - Book 3 HL00119363 (available summer 2014)
When Men Meet
Author: Henning Bech
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
For sociologist Henning Bech, the image of the male homosexual has become emblematic of the modern urban condition, in which freedom and mobility contend with transience and superficiality, in which possibility, energy, and engagement vie with uncertainty and restlessness. In this powerful and frankly provocative critique, Bech skillfully examines the distinctive relationship between urban modernism and the gay experience, exploring in compelling fashion its growing ramifications for the cultural mainstream. Gay society has persevered, even flourished, in this highly charged urban environment, aestheticizing and sexualizing the spaces, both public and private, where men meet. With profound insight and honesty, Bech details this world, candidly reflecting on sex, friendship, love, and life as manifest in the homosexual form of existence. He convincingly demonstrates that, in the face of modern alienation, successful coping strategies developed by gay men are gradually being adopted by mainstream heterosexual society. These adaptations are often masked by what Bech calls an "absent homosexuality, " in which sublimated themes of homosexuality and masculine love surface, only to be disavowed in expressions of social anxiety. This "absent homosexuality" acts as a kind of cultural filter, allowing key traits of gay life to be absorbed by the mainstream, while shielding heterosexual males from their own homophobic anxieties. Ultimately, Bech foresees, a postmodern convergence of hetero- and homosexual forms of exisce emergent from this urban landscape and, with it, a new masculine synthesis. Certain to ignite immediate controversy, When Men Meet offers both a penetrating scholarly analysis of the modern homosexual condition and an unflinching cultural vision of the masculine in transition.
Author: Derek Wall
Green History traces the development of ecological writing through history and forms a broad critical review of green ideas and movements reinforcing the importance of environmental concern and action in our own time. Animal rights, ecology as science, feminism, green fascism/socialism/anarchism, land reform, peaceful protest, industrialization, ancient ecology, evolution, grassroots activism, philosophical holism, recycling, Taoism, demographics, utopias, sustainability, spiritualism ...all these issues and many more are discussed. Authors include Alice Walker on massacre in the City of Brotherly Love, Aldous Huxley on progress, Lewis Mumford on the organic outlook, Engels on natural dialectics, Thoreau on the fontier life, the Shelleys on vegetarianism and playing God, Bacon on the New Atlantis, Hildegard of Bingen on green vigour, the unknown writer of the Bodhisattva and the Hungry Tigress and Plato on soil erosion. Each article is set within its historical and thematic context. A full introduction and a guide to further reading are also provided.
The Golden Droplet
Author: Michel Tournier
A modern fable about a fourteen-year-old Berber shepherd who is drawn away from his Sahara oasis when a French tourist takes his photograph. The young shepherd plans a route to Paris in search of the photograph and the beautiful blonde who took it.
Author: John Christopher
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In the divided England of the distant future, a recently-orphaned boy flees the sprawling area known as the Conurb for the serene world of the County where the people seem to live a simpler existence.
Author: Francis Poet
If you are born in a country where being yourself can get you killed, exile is your only choice.
Johnny, My Friend
Author: Peter Pohl
Everything changes for Chris one August evening when red-haired, freckle-faced Johnny turns up on a bicycle, but who is Johnny and why do the police have his bicycle and other belongings?
Author: Ellen Stoll Walsh
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Bored with just hopping and jumping, a frog discovers dancing.