Man’s World (Arcadia Books 2010) is a story of gay life now, and gay life 50 years ago. In London today, Robert navigates a world of sex and drugs and designer clothes; coming out of National Service in the late 50s, Michael enters a secret gay underworld in his quest for love. Past and present collide when Robert moves into a new flat and finds history alive and kicking on his doorstep. Man’s World won me the Stonewall Award for Writer of the Year 2010, and was shortlisted for the inaugural Green Carnation Prize.
- ‘A funny, poignant and ultimately life-affirming novel about the fractures and continuities in gay male life.’ Sarah Waters (chair of Stonewall judges)
- ‘Funny, dirty, deeply romantic, Man’s World is a wonderfully evocative novel that hurtles between now and our recent history in a wild and emotional waltzer ride.’ Jake Arnott
- ‘A sensational book – funny, smart and compelling.’ Attitude
- ‘I loved this novel.’ Philip Hensher