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Summer Overtures
Freedom for Mr.Mildew
Nigel Someone
Ribald Verse
Concoctions and Contrivances
Easy Come, Easy Go, or,
       It Takes All Sorts
To Hell With Thomas Bowdler,
       Mrs Grundy & Mary Whitehouse!
Lock Up Your Sons
On Pleasure Bent
Gay Abandon
Heavenly Blue
Sodomy Is Not Enough !
Cave Canem
Sour Grapes
Lust & Malice
Orts and All
Recorded Oral Histories
A Funny Old Quist
The Good Deeds of a Good Woman
A Stranger in Gloucester
At the Dog in Dulwich
Four Acres and A Donkey
Love, Dears!
Born to Sing
Clive Murphy
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ISBN 9780954156305


Cave Canem

A wry look at the full gamut of homosexual experience from youth to old age

This hugely entertaining collection of gay, mostly comic, verse represents Clive Murphy at his most astringent yet humane

Friction in Fiction
According to Muriel Spark,
Sticky-out teeth are a lark -
They bring on mad sex.
I prefex retroflex -
They don't create sparks in the dark

Philosophy No Consolation
Socrates taught cool martyrdom,
Montaigne the worth of the humdrum,
Nietzsche that joy is travail's sum.
I continue to hate you chewing gum