Frank Harris, adventurer, literary man and liar, tells his son why Oscar Wilde never escaped to France before his arrest, and how the inmates of a London child sex brothel were rescued. And of the conception of his son.

Many of Victorian London’s literary lions appear, including Oscar, Charles “Lewis Carroll” Dodgson, Ellen Terry, the young Aleister Crowley, with Zhou Ch’en, widow of a great Chinese General. London’s underworld is dangerous and cruel.

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