Skip to content

Response to Review no. 174

I was delighted to read Paula Bartley’s flattering review of Sex, Gender and Social Change in Britain since 1880, which is the kind of review historians dream about. It would be lazy, though true, to say that my choices as to what went in and what didn’t were affected by the length limitations of theContinue reading “Response to Review no. 174”

Response to Review no. 248

We are delighted with this positive, generous and wide-ranging review by Professor Virginia Berridge, approbation from whom on this subject is praise indeed. We were very much aware when compiling this volume that there were many topics relating to the European history of venereal disease which we were not going to be able to include,Continue reading “Response to Review no. 248”

The Pursuit of Serenity: Havelock Ellis and the New Politics

This is an important book which deserves wide circulation. It is perhaps the only satisfactory extended study yet produced of that important cultural figure Havelock Ellis and the impact of his writings. The parlous state of Ellis scholarship was recently demonstrated by Vernon Rosario’s otherwise excellent edited volume Science and Homosexualities (1997). Hardly a chapterContinue reading “The Pursuit of Serenity: Havelock Ellis and the New Politics”