6 November


An extraordinary true tale of cross-dressing and gay sub-culture in 19th-century London is revealed in Neil McKenna’s new book, Fanny & Stella. His dazzling account of the arrest and sensational trial of Fanny Park and Stella Boulton – scandalously revealed to be two young men – is a meticulous evocation of the underbelly of Victorian society with a cast of peers, politicians and prostitutes, drag queens, doctors and detectives. Neil McKenna takes us into this fascinating secret world as he talks about his latest work, which returns to the period he mined so brilliantly in his acclaimed The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde.

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