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Wakefield, Tom

Entry updated 31 July 2023. Tagged: Author.

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(1935-1996) UK teacher and author, who wrote nonfiction about his teaching experiences at special schools in Hackney (an East London borough); his only novel of sf interest, The Love Siege (1979), also reflects his pedagogical experiences through its depiction of a Dystopian Near Future London where all "handicapped" children are condemned to extermination. The staff of the school revolts. Wakefield's other fiction mostly comprised acute and humorous depictions of gay life in his era. [JC]

Tom Donald Wakefield

born Cannock, Staffordshire: 13 December 1935

died London: 26 March 1996

works (highly selected)

  • The Love Siege (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1979) [hb/Philip Hood]


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