Terry Eagleton: Fanny and Stella, 7 March 2013
Show More Fanny and Stella: The Young Men Who Shocked Victorian England by Neil McKenna.
Faber, 396 pp., £16.99, February 2013, 978 0 571 23190 4Show More
“... workers and the ‘gaggles of Mary-Anns waggling their scrawny arses up and down the street’, as Neil McKenna depicts them in his tiresomely spiced-up style, could be remarkably cordial. According to one Victorian writer, a ‘notorious and shameless poof’ married a street woman and fathered two sons with her, both of whom followed in their father’s ...”