The Gay Divorcee

Author(s): Paul Burston


Phil Davies should be happy. He has a flourishing bar in the heart of Soho and in six months he will be marrying Ashley, the man he adores. True, his best friend has nicknamed Ashley 'The Incredible Sulk', but to the outside world Phil is living every gay man's dream. There's just one little problem: Phil has been married before, twenty years ago. To a woman. In fact, technically Phil and Hazel are still married. And what Phil doesn't know yet is that Hazel has a son - a nineteen-year-old son. But that's all about to change ...Brilliantly funny, heart warming and brimming with bittersweet observations on life, The Gay Divorcee is a hugely entertaining tale of love, marriage and the lies that happen in between.


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'Burston can go from waspish to wise and back in a sentence ... Bitchy, funny, acute and moving. A triumph' Suzanne Moore 'Wonderful, wicked and witty, laugh-out-loud funny and touching ... Burston's best yet. Loved it!' Marc Almond 'Immensely enjoyable' Julian Clary 'I absolutely loved it. Paul Burston is the nearest thing the UK has to Armistead Maupin' Jonathan Harvey, writer of BBC2's Beautiful People 'Easily one of the most important gay commentators of his generation' Attitude

Paul Burston was born in Yorkshire, raised in Wales, and now lives in London. A journalist and broadcaster, his work has appeared in TIME OUT, SUNDAY TIMES, THE TIMES, GUARDIAN, INDEPENDENT, INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY and on Channel 4. He lives in London. He is also a curator in residence at the South Bank.

General Fields

  • : 9781847442086
  • : Little, Brown Book Group
  • : Sphere
  • : May 2009
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 823.92
  • : 288
  • : Paul Burston
  • : Paperback