*Awarded the 2014 Stonewall Honor Book for Non-Fiction by the American Library Association’s Stonewall Book Awards committee*
*Awarded Best New General Publication by the Association of Cultural Enterprises*
Engrossing and illuminating…Parkinson’s book reminds us there is nothing new about homosexuality.
Moving and fascinating.
Featured by Simon Russell Beale in The Sunday Times Culture magazine
It proves that, if you swear by ancient tradition in matters of love and sex, you’ll end up in the queerest spots.
[The book] draws on 40 objects, ranging from ancient Egyptian papyri to images by modern artists, including David Hockney.
Parkinson successfully shows that same-sex love and desire are an integral part of human history.
[The book] explores artistic portrayals of what it means to be gay and the difficulties in finding records of same-sex desire.
Concise and well-illustrated.
Australian Review of Public Affairs
Fascinating, fun and recommended.
Coming from the British Museum, you may expect quality in research and content; you won't be disappointed… The academic power makes this book as explosive as a bombshell.
Patrick von Stutenzee’s History Blog
Draws on dozens artifacts for a historical and cultural look at same-sex experiences.