Staff Review: The New Life

The New Life
by Tom Crewe
Review by Ray

Against the backdrop of Oscar Wilde’s arrest and trial, The New Life explores the changing (and not changing) attitudes towards sexuality and free speech in late 1800’s Britain. With atmospheric, tense, erotic prose, Tom Crewe captures the danger and thrill of living a life on the fringes of conservative British society, and tenderly explores the far-reaching impacts of hiding who you are. An unsettling and fascinating read.