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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2.30 am: swimming on an Eastertide, under a passover moon, the spring sea still so dark and cold.

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@jeremy_millar_1 @LauraCummingArt I think of the cold flax oil that made these things, made their sharp sheen