Tag Archive: camp

May 23

Catherine Pope – Victorian Geek – reviews Fanny & Stella

Catherine Pope reviewed my book, Fanny & Stella, on her blog recently.  Here are some of the best bits about me! “McKenna’s writing style is unashamedly camp as his subjects, but it suits the book perfectly, giving a sense of their exuberance and vivacity. His genuine enthusiasm and affection for the subject is evident on …

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Apr 15

Interview with Future Radio and Nick Cordingly

I was interviewed recently on the Pride Live Show by Nick Cordingly of Future Radio about Fanny & Stella. You can listen to a recording here.  We talk about how I came to write the book, cross dressing and gay history.  

Feb 13

You can NEVER have too much camp…

After the launching of Fanny & Stella at Wolff Olins in King’s Cross, the London Evening Standard dropped a couple of lines into the paper…   Biographer Neil McKenna launched Fanny & Stella at Wolff Olins in King’s Cross last night, the story of the notorious Victorian drag queens. “I don’t think you can ever …

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Jan 24

Great drag queens of their day – A review of Fanny & Stella by John Preston, London Evening Standard

A review appeared in the London Evening Standard today.  John Preston says of  the Fanny & Stella You would need to be a very dull — or prim — dog indeed not to find this a terrifically entertaining story. Neil McKenna has thrown himself into it with unfettered glee. If the opportunity arises to describe …

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