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The New Life by Tom Crewe

The New Life by Tom Crewe


London, 1894. John and Henry have a vision for a new way of life. But as the Oscar Wilde trial ignites public outcry, everything they long for could be under threat.


After a lifetime spent navigating his desires, John has finally found a man who returns his feelings. Meanwhile, Henry is convinced that his new unconventional marriage will bring freedom. United by a shared vision, they begin work on a revolutionary book arguing for the legalisation of homosexuality.

Before it can be published however, Oscar Wilde is arrested and their daring book threatens to throw them, and all around them, into danger. How high a price are they willing to pay for a new way of living?




'Some of the best writing on desire I've read.' - Douglas Stuart


'Subtle, sexy and beautifully crafted.' - Sarah Waters


'Lavishly imagined.' - Sunday Times


'Filled with nuance and tenderness . ..charting the lives of men and women who inspired not only political progress but an entire new way of living and loving.' - Colm Toibin



  • Details

    Imprint: Vintage

    Publication Date: 11th January 2024

    ISBN: 9781529919714

    Format: Paperback

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