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On the night of 18 November 1958, Ian Harvey, then a junior minister in Macmillan's government, was arrested with a guardsman in St James's park. Every newspaper carried the story and the world knew that he was a homosexual. He resigned from the Government and from Parliament; he retired for ever from public life and brought a brilliant and promising career to a premature end.
With startling honesty, he describes his fall from power and popularity; he describes the reactions of his colleagues, constituents and clubs. he analyses the position of the homosexual in a society which tolerates its outsiders for as long as they remain unobtrusive but castigates and ostracizes them the moment they are exposed.
This is the story of a scandal, of its victim and protagonist, of a society which looked the other way, and of the few who remained loyal.
- Harvey, Ian
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- Sidgwick and Jackson
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