Review in “School Librarian”

Review by Caroline Downie in School Librarian, 63 (2) Summer 2015

“Here [John Vincent] has written a very readable and interesting book charting not only the sector’s response to the LGBT community but also a short history of the community itself …

There have always been books by LGBT authors on the shelves; it was up to ‘out’ staff to show us that. The response from the heritage sector seems to have come later and much more quietly. As John points out, this is more to do with the problem of curating exhibits on the subject than a reluctance of the institutions. It will certainly be of use to professionals wanting to make themselves aware of the issues and ensure that their collections reflect their readership as a whole …” [Excerpt]