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The Gay Divorcee

Paul Burston

4 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

How do you tell your husband-to-be that you re secretly married . . . to a woman?

Phil Davies should be happy. He has a flourishing bar in the heart of Soho and in six months he will be marrying Ashley, the man he adores (even if his nickname is The Incredible Sulk ). In short - he s living every gay man s dream. There s just one problem: Phil has been married before, seventeen years ago. To a woman. In fact, technically Phil and Hazel are still married. And what Phil doesn t know yet is that Hazel has a seventeen-year-old son. But that s all about to change...

Brilliantly funny, heart-warming and filled with bittersweet observations, The Gay Divorcee is a hugely entertaining tale of love, marriage and the lies that happen in between.

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Praise for The Gay Divorcee

  • Burston can go from waspish to wise and back in a sentence . . . Bitchy, funny, acute and moving. A triumph - Suzanne Moore

  • Wonderful, wicked and witty, laugh-out-loud funny and touching ... Burston's best yet. Loved it! - Marc Almond

  • Immensely enjoyable - Julian Clary

  • I absolutely loved it. Paul Burston is the nearest thing the UK has to Armistead Maupin - Jonathan Harvey, writer of BBC2?s Beautiful People

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Paul Burston

Paul Burston is the author of five novels and the editor of two short story collections. He has written for many publications including Guardian, Independent, Time Out, The Times and Sunday Times. He is the founder and host of London's award-winning LGBT+ literary salon Polari and founder and chair of The Polari First Book Prize for new writing.

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