Rupert Croft-Cooke

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Rupert Croft-Cooke
Rupert Croft-Cooke (1903–1979) was an English author.

He was educated at Tonbridge School and Wellington College.

In 1952 he was convicted with Joseph Alexander of gross indecency, on the disputed evidence of two sailors,[1] and sent to prison for six months. He used his experience in Wormwood Scrubs and Brixton to write about the British penal system in The Verdict of You All (1955).[2]


  1. Matt Cook, A Gay History of Britain page 168; Cook gives his surname as "Crofft-Cooke" and the year as 1953.
  2. The Life and Works of Rupert Croft-Cooke