Friday, June 24, 2011


You may not agree with me but I feel that no book selection should be without "Erotica".It has it's place in contemporary fiction and from one who is mature enough to remember the court actions over D H Lawrence's  "Lady Chatterley's Lover" one cannot deny the right of the individual to read such literature.
I do have several books already on my shelves under this genre such as Boccaccio's "The Decameron" and Pauline Reage's "Story of O" I would be interested to hear of any suggestions or requirements for books in this category.
Incidenatally I do keep most of D H Lawrence's books in my "Classics" section !

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


This series of books written in the early 1970's by a French couple,Serge and Anne Golon,were very popular at the time,some made into swashbuckling period pieces and in recent years serialised on TV.have long fascinated collectors of a genre sometimes referred to as 'bodice rippers'.
Situated in the period of the French Revolution,the heroine Angelique had many adventures  and romantic interludes.
There are still copies of these books to be found and they are becoming more and more collectable.If the covers are intact they are very decorative.
Even younger people, not born when the books were first published, find the style and description very readable, no doubt influenced by the TV episodes.