Lavender Menace

Queer Books Archive


  • At the World’s End

    Meggie’s Journeys by Margaret D’AmbrosioPolygon, 1987 A few days ago, #ReclaimTheseStreetsPorty, one of the groups formed after the abduction and presumed murder of Sarah Everard in London, attached a series […]

  • Mortimer’s Deep – A Medieval Story

    Mortimer’s Deep by Simon TaylorBalnain Books, 1992 Translated into German by Rainer Schmidt. Published as Der Mönch by four German publishers including Weltbild (Augsburg, 2004). Mortimer’s Deep – It’s Origins […]

  • Unsung: the queer books that tell our story – the video

    As part of this year’s LGBT History Month, Bob and Sigrid took part in a live webinar conversation on 24 February with Chris Creegan about how queer books tell our […]

  • Du Maurier’s Rebecca and Queer Culture

    Why has Rebecca always had a reputation as a queer novel? Generations of gay men have declaimed the first line, spoken by Joan Fontaine in the 1940 film: ‘Last night […]

  • We want your books

    Lavender Menace’s queer books archive is growing. We are cataloguing several recent donations, including one from LGBT Health and Wellbeing, and making some exciting finds. We’re always looking for out […]

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