“This book is both a history and an inspiration.” - Matthew Parris
“Incredibly vivid, moving, and compelling.” - Lord Chris Smith
“This is a powerful book, at once a love letter, a well-informed history of the AIDS epidemic, and the life-story of a beautiful young man in London, moving happily through the early days of gay liberation into a time of widespread anguish and despair.” - Del Kolve, Professor of English Literature UCLA, CA, USA
“Poignant and heart-touching.” - Linda-Gail Bekker, Professor of Medicine, President International AIDS Society 2016–2018, Co-Founder of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre and Health Foundation, Cape Town, South Africa.
“Tells a story of living life to the full and giving back so much. Derek’s passion for life comes through on every page.” - Iain Anderson, Executive Chairman of Cicero/amo & Stonewall Ambassador
“A moving and heartfelt account of two incredible people who are at once fighters, survivors and givers. . . .Running alongside the romantic and heart-warming storyline is a vivid recollection and reflection on important facets of the LGBTQIA+ and HIV epidemic experience, a history that is recorded and honestly told, lest we forget.”—Varsity