Tatchell’s Testament

Anne Sofer

  • The Battle for Bermondsey by Peter Tatchell
    Heretic Books, 170 pp, £7.95, October 1983, ISBN 0 946097 11 9

On the front cover of The Battle for Bermondsey there is a photograph of Peter Tatchell as, I imagine, he would like to be seen: a steady innocent gaze, a determined tilt to the chin, a youthful crusading air. He looks fragile but brave. In the background, slightly out of focus, is an older comrade looking decidedly askance, not to say horrified. Before we have read so much as a word of this publication by Heretic Books, both images are there. Which one is the heretic?

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