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On Loving Josiah

Author: Olivia Fane
Publisher: London : Arcadia Books Ltd, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Set in Cambridge, this is the story of the love between a reclusive Classics don, Thomas Marius, and a boy of fifteen, the beautiful Josiah. In the ancient world such a love would have been considered the norm, even an ideal. In modern Britain, paedophilia is always an abomination. Thomas deals with his yearning for the boy in the best way he can, searching, in his donnish way, for that fine line between love and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Olivia Fane
ISBN: 9781906413798 1906413797
OCLC Number: 701021202
Description: 315 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Olivia Fane.

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Set in Cambridge, this is the story of the love between a reclusive Classics don, Thomas Marius, and a boy of fifteen, the beautiful Josiah. In the ancient world such a love would have been considered the norm, even an ideal. In modern Britain, paedophilia is always an abomination. Thomas deals with his yearning for the boy in the best way he can, searching, in his donnish way, for that fine line between love and desire. (from back cover).

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