Sunday, 8 June 2008

131: Tom Driberg 3

- Barry Fantoni in “Private Eye” 8 July 1977

I hope it isn’t really necessary that I have to point out that this is a play on words involving the novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” but I just have anyway.
Driberg was indeed known to a younger of journalists with whom he was friendly as “Uncle Tom”. And it was “Ruling Passions” that gave everyone the word “cottaging” where previously it had been only a minority sport. Such admirable frankness.

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