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The Mystery of Marie alias John Campbell, Renfrew 1871

Auld Renfrew

A fog had descended over Renfrew, swept in by the brisk November winds. Dr Allison turned his collars up against the chill and peered through the gloom, spying the address on Pinkerton Lane where a patient lay prone. The doctor rapped firmly on the front door. Mrs Early, a tidy, middle-aged woman, opened the door and ushered the doctor in. ...

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William Merrilees and the War Against Homosexuality in 1930s Edinburgh


While the ‘queer’ life of cities in interwar Britain has attracted a volume of research, this has been overwhelmingly focused upon larger English urban centres. Yet, an absence of research on Scotland does not mean that Scottish towns and cities between the wars lacked a visible queer presence. Quite the opposite, as Edinburgh and Glasgow hosted thriving queer subcultures where ...

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