An eclectic mix of book collecting and dealing, gay life, gay sex, science fiction and victorian photographs
Saturday, March 02, 2013
Swimming in the Thames
With thanks to Paul who sent me this wonderful image. A vintage press agency photograph of lads diving into the Thames on what one hopes was a balmy summer day. From the dress of the woman staring at them from the pavement I guess this must be from the 1920s or 30s.
I am a bookcollector, bookdealer, publisher and writer living in Portsmouth on the South Coast of the UK.
This blog is my personal space for the recording of my numerous interests including science-fiction, victorian and vintage photography, gay literature, book design, typography, homoerotic artwork, the Amazon river, the books of Frederick Rolfe (Baron Corvo), Forrest Reid, sundry gay Victorian and Edwardian characters, Slash Fiction, Samuel R Delany, Vintage swimwear, Willard Price, Venice, and so on...
Alongside all of that you also get a personal journal of life and memoir and the self-therapy you have come to know and love from bloggers.