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 (even if his nickname is 'The Incredible Sulk'). In short - he's living every gay man's dream. There's just one problem: Phil has been married before, seventeen 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 seventeen-year-old son. But that's all about to change . . .
Brilliantly funny, heart-warming and filled with bittersweet observations, The Gay Divorcee is a hugely entertaining tale of love, marriage and the lies that happen in between.
'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 'Burston's best book by far, one of the sweetest inside-tracks about the romantic aspirations and disappointments of modern marrieds I've read in a long time.' Christopher Fowler
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.