Ffion Hague to chart ‘gay’ affair of Thomas Gray and Walpole’s son with The Grand Tour | Mail Online

Thomas Gray

Horace Walpole

She won widespread acclaim for her first literary effort, a detailed account of the women in the life of former Prime Minister Lloyd George.

Ffion Hague, the wife of Foreign Secretary William Hague, is now hoping to repeat her success with her latest publication, a book documenting what was believed to be the illicit gay love affair of an 18th century poet with the son of Britain’s first Prime Minister, Robert Walpole.

The Grand Tour, which is released next week, is Mrs Hague’s second book, and explores the relationship between Thomas Gray and his schoolfriend Horace Walpole.

via Ffion Hague to chart ‘gay’ affair of Thomas Gray and Walpole’s son with The Grand Tour | Mail Online.

Man returns book because Oscar Wilde was gay | New York Daily News

The Picture Of Dorian Gray

One small-minded step for man, one giant leap for America. While the rainbow coalition known as SCOTUS has declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and leveled any opposition to Proposition 8, one man keeps up the heterosexual fight. NY Magazine’s Daily Intelligencer reports that a discerningly broad-minded reader purchased two books from Bushwick’s Molasses Books this afternoon, one of which included Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray.” Shortly thereafter, however, the man returned to the store in order to set his homosexual tendencies straight (pardon the pun).

via Man returns book because Oscar Wilde was gay | New York Daily News.