A novel by Alan Clark

Top 10 finalist for 2012 Polari First Book Prize


"A very, very good writer. Alan Clark writes with intelligence, warmth,bravery and wit about subjects that are to do with how we choose to live our lives.”

Sue Townsend


“Alan Clark takes his selfish but redeemable hero Rory Blaine and pulls him through this metrosexual and homosexual glance at Great Expectations with a pace to die for. Funny, touching and as readable as anything you will read this year.” John Sessions


“Sharp wit—by the bucketful! . . . what a journey! . . . an incredibly good read . . . Rory’s Boys will undoubtedly be acclaimed as one of the most funny books of 2011, and is deserving of a wide audience” New York Journal of Books, July 2011


“A luxurious retirement home for well-heeled gay men is a wonderful conceit, full of potential for high comedy, bathos, pathos and the whole damn thing. Alan Clark fully exploits his theme and there’s more than a touch of E F Benson and Patrick Dennis about the outré Rory’s Boys.” Peter Burton


“Packed with sharp wit and a cast of characters ready-made for a film" Hampstead & Highgate Express


“Enormous charm and warmth and also a great deal of humour without losing sight of the underlying issues which are genuinely serious and important. It is good fun.” Sara Maitland


“Smart, poignant and sharper than a scalpel.” Ivan Massow


"Funny, touching, tender, true .... wonderfully rich and wry.” Gyles Brandreth


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Amazon Reviews

“Very readable, funny and above all human”

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