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A Hollywood style portrait of the curate Richard Blake Brown in 1929 In 1927, Richard Blake Brown discussed homosexual sex with his father Harold. Richard was a newly-ordained 26-year old parson, unhappily ensconced in the vicarage at Portsea. Harold was an expatriate American who had invented the power signalling system for the London Tube. Richard recorded the conversations – held over dinners and during motoring excursions – in a diary he kept his whole life. Harold's missives to his son about pulling himself together provoked Richard to send his father 'a full, painful and awful confession … Telling him EVERYTHING about myself: it was a terrible task, a humiliating ordeal'


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