Monday, 23 April 2012

Mark Frankland: 1934-2012

Mark Frankland, distinguished Observer foreign correspondent, author and former MI6 agent.
Sad his own paper used the dread phrase "who never married".
The obituary in its sister paper The Guardian shows he was out, and had a civil partner, Thuong Nguyen.
They quote Roz Kaveney on his writing; "Frankland has a particular sympathy with outsiders and the betrayed. As a gay man in intolerant times and places, he knew he would never be on the side of the powerful, would always feel for underdogs."
The Guardian also publishes a tribute from his friend and colleague, Jonathan Fryer, who was a witness at their partnership ceremony.

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