The Boy Who Sat by the Window: The Story of the Queen of Soho

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The Boy Who Sat by the Window: The Story of the Queen of Soho

By  David Hodge , Foreword by  Boy George
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"Insightful, lonely, laugh out loud funny." —Jeanette Winterson CBE

"Enjoy this story. I already jumped to the parts about me." —Boy George

The extraordinary life story of David Hodge, the "Very Miss Dusty O," is the gripping story of a bullied young boy who grew up to become the Queen of Soho.

"My story is one of laughter and hedonism, dressing up and showing off...Grubby at times but mine to tell. Here it is. Uncensored." - David Hodge

This gripping true story follows an unassuming boy, separated from other children and made to sit by the window, on to a remarkable career, with celeb buddies including Kylie Minogue, The Pet Shop Boys, Grace Jones, Cyndi Lauper and, of course, Boy George.

But behind the glitter, there was a far darker reality. David worked simultaneously at London Lighthouse, the pioneering center for the care of people living with HIV and AIDS. The contrast was stark between the life of David Hodge during the day and the life of Miss Dusty O after dark.

After two decades in clubland, as drink and drugs started to take their toll and he feared he was developing his father’s alcoholic patterns, David changed his life yet again…

David Hodge is now an acclaimed artist. He has had five international exhibitions of his unique brand of pop-art, including one in the Houses of Parliament. Happily married to Marc, these days David leads a quieter if no less creative life. ‘The Queen of Soho’ is dead. The boy who sat by the window lives on.

Boy George is the lead singer of Culture Club.

ISBN: 9781914451744

ISBN-10: 9781914451744

Publisher: Mardle Books

Publication Date: 05/09/2023 - 12:00am

On Sale: 05/09/2023 - 12:00am

Pages: 304

Language: English


Biography & Autobiography / Artists, Architects, Photographers

Biography & Autobiography / LGBTQ+

History / LGBTQ+

History / Europe / Great Britain / 20th Century