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The prisoner

Our prisoner is outed in The Times and gets a visit from the Anti-Queer Mob

By Peter Wayne   July 1998

George warned me against it from the very beginning. “Oh, don’t be ridiculous,” I argued because I’d already made up my mind. “There’s no such thing as bad publicity. Oscar Wilde said so. I mean, it’s not everyday The Times want to interview me. Think of the PR. The networking possibilities. Our novella April Fools. How many agents and publishers read The Times? Bundles. That’s how many.” “Don’t say I didn’t warn you. And don’t mention my name,” George replied, resigned to my hubris and (as it turned out) crass stupidity.

The following Friday, I prepared to receive Jason Cowley,…

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