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Fri, Jan. 27th, 2006, 07:47 am
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"In those circumstances, gay politicians managed as best they could. Some, like Tom Driberg, lived lives of extraordinary boldness - Driberg is reputed, walking over Hungerford foot bridge in a dense London fog, to have dropped to his knees before a surprised but ultimately rather grateful policeman. Others, such as Margaret Thatcher's PPS, Peter Morrison, were quietly desperate, largely derided in crude terms; it was of him that Jeremy Hanley remarked that at last Margaret had got herself an aide who knew how to carry a handbag."

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/libdems/comment/0,,1696036,00.html

Fri, Jan. 27th, 2006 04:48 pm (UTC)
jermynsavile

Francis Wheen's biography of Driberg is one of my favourites. Fascinating character. He dropped to his knees in front of criminals (at least one Kray brother) as well as policemen, he was nothing if not generous in his attentions!

Mon, Jan. 30th, 2006 07:48 pm (UTC)
satiricismus

The only material my library system has is his autobiography, Ruling Passions. Are you familiar with it? Recommended?

I'll have to keep my eyes open for the Wheen book.

Mon, Jan. 30th, 2006 08:21 pm (UTC)
jermynsavile

I haven't read his - well titled - autobiography. I think that I should.

Yes, you'll enjoy the Wheen book; it has the advantage of not only being informative, but also of being excellently written.

Wed, Jan. 19th, 2011 04:18 pm (UTC)
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