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Hemlock and After is a 1952 novel by British writer Angus Wilson; it was his first published novel after a series of short stories. The novel offers a candid portrayal of gay life in post-World War II England.
Hemlock and After Wikipedia
Bernard Sands, a prominent writer who has been given financial aid to start a writer's colony at Vardon Hall, faces a failing marriage, attempts to come to grips with his homosexuality and lives next door to a procuress for pedophiles.Bernard Sands, the protagonist; a homosexual.
Ella, Bernard's wife.
Elizabeth, the Sands's daughter.
James, the Sands's son.
Charles, a friend of Bernard's; a senior civil servant.
Mrs Curry, the Sands's neighbour; a procuress for pedophiles.
Hubert Rose, an architect and a pedophile.
The novel was written in only four weeks.