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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2 am: the moon floodlights the sea like my room, lighting my way into outer space; I'm swimming nowhere, slowly.

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2 am: swimming into a cool, electric moon, shining on another me, under the sea.

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2 am: all silvery, the moon and sea, held under, waiting for me