The Reluctant Man: How fighting transgender for 60 years influenced my life by A. C. LlewellynThe Reluctant Man: How fighting transgender for 60 years influenced my life by A. C. Llewellyn

The Reluctant Man: How fighting transgender for 60 years influenced my life

byA. C. Llewellyn

Hardcover | October 26, 2016

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This is A.C. Llewellyn’s life story from age 4 to age 74. It is a memoir, with many layers. It is of the warts and all type, with no one getting off scot free or even lightly. 

Originally released in 2012 as Loki’s Joke under the pseudonym Penny Blackwell, this is a revised, re-titled and expanded edition released in the author’s own name. 

Why? Because in the intervening years the author had an epiphany: that hiding behind ‘The Secret’ meant that she was still a prisoner of circumstance. Revising the original manuscript and releasing it under her own name has delivered unexpected freedom and energy. 

The book is not entirely about the transsexual or transgender experience but still that experience pervades it because it informs the author’s personality and actions. There’s the running from one country to another, the hesitation to commit to marriage, and the odd behaviour of simultaneously running a love affair with a woman while taking pills that cause a hormonal shift towards womanhood. 

If you thought that being transgender was a choice, think again. No-one would choose to live under a shadow such as this. 

A.C. Llewellyn was born in Surrey, England way back when. She travelled widely in her younger days, hitchhiking twice around the world until she ran out of money and found herself in Australia in 1964. She has been there ever since though with frequent international trips. She was a teacher ending that career in 2001 and became a pra...
Title:The Reluctant Man: How fighting transgender for 60 years influenced my lifeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:442 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.13 inPublished:October 26, 2016Publisher:Mosher's Business Support Pty LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1925529797

ISBN - 13:9781925529791


Table of Contents

PrefaceOne: The Ivory BoxTwo: Father Shoots ThroughThree: The HermitFour: The PrinceFive: ReadingSix: MotherSeven: Fegan's HomesEight: Potential ParentsNine: The Great EscapeTen: The OaksEleven: Almost AdoptionTwelve: Chomping at the BitThirteen: Escape to CanadaFourteen: Late Night PickupFifteen: Okanagan ValleySixteen: Continuing to RunSeventeen: Australian Outback TownEighteen: Perth and DottyNineteen: Confession to PeterTwenty: ShockTwenty-One: Singapore and First LoveTwenty-Two: The Way HomeTwenty-Three: Iran OnwardTwenty Four: Persian TankerTwenty-Five: Turkey and GreeceTwenty-Six: Italy, Germany and HomeTwenty-Seven: Catechumen's EscapeTwenty-Eight: CatechumenTwenty-Nine: CrossroadsThirty: Heaven on the Way to HellThirty-One: ColourThirty-Two: DestructionThirty-Three: TerminationThirty-Four: Growing FrustrationThirty-Five: Off AgainThirty-Six: Turkish AmbushThirty-Seven: Turkey and IranThirty-Eight: The Journey ContinuesThirty-Nine: Home AgainForty: ComplicationsForty-One: A Start to EducationForty-Two: Its Ugly HeadForty-Three: Diploma of Teaching and JaneForty-Four: EuroclydonForty-Five: Its Ugly Head AgainForty-Six: The Problem WorsensForty-Seven: Home and with Clare Again?Forty-Eight: Be in Society as a Woman?Forty-Nine: Frances and MarriageFifty: Our First HouseFifty-One: Year 2005 Post OpFifty-Two: Post Op ObservationsFifty-Three: More Post Op ObservationsFifty-Four: And More Post Op ObservationsFifty-Five: Further ObservationsFifty-Six: Settling InFifty-Seven: Frances' DemiseFifty-Eight: Alone AgainFifty-Nine: The EndAPPENDIX