Author(s): David Madsen
Memoirs of a Gnostic Dwarf was in The Guardian's '1000 Novels To Read Before You Die'. It is a cult classic, warm, fruity and a must-read for lovers of the Baroque, visitors to Rome, clergymen of all persuasions and anyone who likes their historical fiction with a big dollop of excess. The narrator is a hunchbacked dwarf,' who now moves in the highest circles of holy skulduggery and buggery', as memorably described by Phil Baker in the Sunday Times.
"There are books which, arriving at precisely the right moment, are like life-belts thrown to one when one is in danger of drowning. Such a book for me was Memoirs of a Gnostic Dwarf." Francis King in Gay Times