Wilde’s Last Stand: Decadence, Conspiracy and the First World War

(Duckworth / Arcade, USA, 1997).

Wilde’s heirs fight for his memory at a time of hysteria and prejudice.

‘Hoare has identified one of the key moments in the formation of the modern world, and he has documented it with dazzling brilliance’.
Simon Callow, Sunday Times.

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4.00 am: the sea tonight is full of strange noises, the darkest it's ever been 'What seest thou else In the dark a… t.co/JDCiS0lfzL

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4 am: the sea gently sways like dark silver; imaginary, insistent: it wants to take me away

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5 am: no one has any idea of the sea; it only pretends to be there

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Pat de Groot, my sea lady, had a remarkable history with the ocean; her great-grandparents were the elderly Jewish… t.co/sAIdcl1DsT

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a long time ago and far away, I wrote three books in this place; at spring tide, the sea ran under this house t.co/zorxd30TIR

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