Love, Leda

Mark Hyatt

Read by Jack Holden

Spiracle Audiobooks & Peninsula Press


Extent: 4:50:00

Audiobook ISBN: SPI-E-PEN-00001

RRP: £12

Publication date: 1 July 2023


Love Leda is a transgressive, wriggling slice of queer, working class life in 1960s London. Yara Rodrigues Fowler, author of there are more things

A novel of melancholic exhilaration, beautifully captured in Jack Holden’s reading which layers humour on desperation. Leigh Wilson

Leda is lost. Bouncing from job to job, from coffee bar to house party, he spends his days watching the hours pass and waiting for the night to arrive. Trysts in the rubble of a bombsite follow hours spent in bedsits with near strangers, as Leda is forced to find intimacy in unusual places. This newly discovered, never-before-published novel – which pre-dates the Sexual Offences Act of 1967 – is a portrait of a lost Soho, as well as an important document of queer, working-class life, from a voice long overlooked.

Published with Peninsula Press
Cover: Anna Steinberg