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Is Section 28 truly dead?
Is Section 28 truly dead?

Tue, 13 Jun


The Forbidden Fruit

Is Section 28 truly dead?

Author, Simon James Green discusses his new novel BOY LIKE ME.

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Time & Location

13 Jun 2023, 19:00

The Forbidden Fruit, 22 Grand Parade, St Leonards, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN37 6DN, UK

About The Event

Simon James Green’s new novel BOY LIKE ME is set in 1994, a time when, thanks to Section 28, there can be no mention of gay relationships in UK schools. BUT that doesn’t stop a hidden book in the library and a note in the margin being the start of EVERYTHING!

Join Simon on 13th June 2023 at 7pm at the Forbidden Fruit, where he will be talking about BOY LIKE ME, and perhaps, more importantly, in Pride Month why he chose to write it now?

Wayne Berkeley Herbert, Hastings Book Festival Director said: BOY LIKE ME speaks to a wide audience in the same way that Heartstopper did. In fact, it’s even more urgent as those in power try to dial back our rights.’

I feel like this too. Anyone else?

Copies of the book will be sold on the night by The Hastings Book Shop.

Tickets are free, but limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment.


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