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The Erotic Book Club: Pleasure Bound

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Hello Pervs,
This is a quick reminder that tomorrow night (Thu 25th) we’ll be meeting at our usual haunt to discuss the book we’ve all been reading “Pleasure Bound” and oh my, wasn’t it a saucy one! True stories about Cinema bondage, strap on cocks, art gallery exhibitionism and more… Join us for an evening of decadent conversation, and please bring along ideas for what you’d like to read next, (or email them in). We’re going to put a selection of the suggestions to a quick public vote at the end of the club, so even those of you who are absent can join in. We’ll look forward to seeing you all at 8pm tomorrow night

Robin & Fanny xxx

This month we are reading: Pleasure Bound Edited by Alison Tyler
“Who doesn’t want to be bound by desire? Top erotica writer and editor Alison Tyler gathers twenty-three true-life bondage stories that take us into the delicious world of BDSM. In Pleasure Bound, everyone’s favorite erotica writers share exquisitely explicit stories based on encounters from their own lives. Stephen Elliot submits to the beautiful agonies of goodbye sex in “Last Time Under the Exit Sign.” Teresa Noelle Roberts discovers “Big Hands” are all the better for spanking. A lucky submissive experiences the double delights of flogging and exhibitionism in Sophia Valenti’s “On the Mend.” Punishingly good, these stories will have you begging for more. ” Cleis Press
Join us on the 25th March to discuss it…

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Donlon Books
Unit 3 210 Cambridge Heath Road
London, E2 9NQ

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March 24, 2010 at 1:01 pm

The Erotic Book Club: Torture Garden

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Thursday 28th January, 8pm
This month The Erotic Book Club will be reading ‘Torture Garden’ by Octave Mirbeau.

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January 11, 2010 at 9:12 pm

Thursday 26th November, Erotic Book Club

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Thursday 26th November, 8pm
Erotic Book Club

Reading: Memoirs of a Young Rakehell by Guillaume Apollinaire
Books avaliable from Donlon Books Now

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November 24, 2009 at 6:28 pm

Erotic Book Club: Macho Sluts

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This month we are reading: Macho Sluts by Pat Califia

Thursday 24th September

When it was first published in 1988, Pat Califia’s Macho Sluts,a collection of S/M stories set in San FranciscoÂs dyke bathhouses, sex parties, and S/M gay bars, shocked the lesbian community and caused an upheaval in the field of queer publishing. Nobody had ever written so frankly about the kinky potential of woman-to-woman sex (and nobody has ever done it any better). If any book is responsible for the formation of the modern lesbian leather community, this one is it. Despite its graceful language, imaginative scenarios, and abundant humour, the lesbian press trashed Macho Sluts,and it became a focal point for the infamous legal battles between Canada Customs and Little Sister’s, the gay and lesbian bookstore in Vancouver. But readers loved it, and to this day Macho Slutsremains a vital and moving classic that still has the power to educate, radicalize, and expand our notions of the body’s potential to provide us with pleasure, pain, and love. This new edition, part of Arsenal’s Little Sister’s Classics series resurrecting classics of LGBT literature, includes a new foreword by the author, and an introduction by Wendy Chapkis, a Professor of Sociology and Women & Gender Studies at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. There are also essays by Jim Deva, co-owner of Little Sister’s, and Joseph Arvay, chief counsel for the bookstore during its trial against Canada Customs.


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September 14, 2009 at 10:44 pm

The Erotic Book Club

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Thursday 30th July

Hello Pervs,

This month we’re reading “Justine” by the Marquis De Sade

Also known as ‘The Misfortunes of Virtue’ it was an early work by the
Marquis de Sade, written in two weeks in 1787 while imprisoned in the
Bastille.  The plot follows Justine, a beautiful but naive young girl, who
finds herself being passed around from depraved pervert to depraved
pervert, enduring just about every kind of sexual degradation there is
while still believing that some kind stranger will eventually help her.

If you haven’t yet picked up your copy of the book, then it’s available at Donlon Books for just £6.99


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July 20, 2009 at 10:41 am

The Erotic Book Club

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Thursday 25th June, 8pm

Reading: Wetlands by Charlotte Roche

Wetlands is the disarmingly explicit, unflinching, and very funny, story of a heroine both pleasure-seeking and vulnerable, who voices what others do not even dare think. Courageous, radical and sure to create debate.

Hosted by Robin and Fanny and held on the last Thursday of the month, the Erotic Book Club is a small gathering to devour and discuss the naughty masterpieces of literature.  We shall be savouring both modern and classic filth. Erotic fiction  and personal memoirs, by male and female authors…

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London E2 9NQ

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June 2, 2009 at 5:37 pm

The Erotic Book Club

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Thursday 28th May, 8pm

Reading: Delta of Venus by Anais Nin

For the next meeting of the Erotic Book Club hosted by Robin and Fanny we will be reading Delta of Venus by Anais Nin. This is a collection of short stories. Start reading Artists and Models and if you have time then read the others too.

‘I shall call myself the madam of a house of literary prostitution, the madam for a group of hungry writers who were turning out erotica for sale to a ‘collector’. I was the first to write….’

The collection of short stories that makes up this anthology was written during the 1940s for a private client known simply as ‘Collector’. This ‘Collector’ commissioned Nin, along with other now well-known writers (including Henry Miller), to produce erotic fiction for his private consumption. Despite being told to leave poetic language aside and concentrate on graphic, sexually explicit scenarios, Nin was able to give these stories a literary flourish and a layer of images and ideas beyond the pornographic.

If you would like to order a copy of the book contact Conor at

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May 19, 2009 at 10:08 pm

The Erotic Book Club

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Hosted by Robin and Fanny and held on the last Thursday of the month, The Erotic Book Club is a small gathering to devour and discuss the naughty masterpieces of literature. We shall be savouring both modern and classic filth, erotic fiction and personal memoirs, by male and female authors.

Reading: Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s ‘Venus In Furs’.

Initially published in 1870, the author defined and unwittingly gave his own name to that sexual proclivity we know as masochism, in this understated, charged erotic classic.

Future Books include:

Justine – Donatien Alphonse François de Sade, Marquis de Sade
The Life and Adventures of Miss Fanny Hill – John Cleland
Wetlands – Charlotte Roche
Delta of Venus – Anaïs Nin
Story of the Eye – Georges Bataille
In Bed With… – edited by Maggie Alderson, Imogen Edwards Jones and KathyLette
Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
The Sexual Life of Catherine M – Catherine Millett
The Story of O – Pauline Réagen

Have a peek at the Bookake website  – east end publishers of Erotic Fiction.
You can order your books from them or from Donlon Books

You have corrupted my imagination and inflamed my blood.
I am beginning to like the things you speak of!

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April 6, 2009 at 9:29 pm