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At a time when even the suggestion of homosexuality could land you in prison, the bravery these men were forced to show in their personal lives gave them extraordinary courage in public. Undaunted, they refused to be silenced and when war came, they enlisted. Four of them died in action. And without them, Britain would never have faced down the Nazis. Chris Bryant reveals their stories.

“Gay MPs of the 1930s could play a major part in national politics, but only if they led a dangerous double life. In this tale of high society, high camp and high courage, Chris Bryant charts what that meant in the everyday life of a group of Parliamentarians. In affluent, liberal circles their homosexuality was widely tolerated, but they were never free from the dangers of blackmail, violence or prosecution. Chris Bryant paints a compelling picture of a glamorous, gossipy, unstable world of concealment and enjoyment – and of the bravery of a group of gay MPs . . . A fascinating book is a story that needs to be told, and that fills an important historical gap” Neil MacGregor, author of 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'

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The winner will be drawn at random on 1 March 2021 and notified by 18 March 2021. No purchase necessary. There is no cash prize alternative and the Editor’s decision is final. The competition is not open to employees of Key Publishing or their families. The promoter is neither responsible nor liable for any change in value of a prize occurring between publishing date and the date the prize is claimed. Key Publishing will not be liable for any prizes which are lost, delayed, or damaged in the post for reasons beyond Key Publishing’s control.