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The Erotic Book Club: JT Leroy

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This month we are reading: Sarah by JT Leroy & The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things by JT Leroy

We suggest that we all start by reading “Sarah”, then you should dive into  “The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things”

The next book club will take place at 8pm on Thursday 24th February.

The Bökship
210 /3  Cambridge Heath Road
London, E2 9NQ

Bring wine, nibbles and friends dressed in floral print!

Robin & Fanny
x x x x


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February 11, 2011 at 12:57 pm

The Erotic Bookclub 2011

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Hello Pervs!

Our next Erotic Book Club will be taking place on Thursday January 27th 2011.

The club takes a break over winter with no club in December. Given that this gives us a little more time to prepare we decided  we would pick a theme so that we could delve a bit deeper and have various texts to compare against each other:

We will be focusing on Erotic Female Memoirs reading both The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl by Belle de Jour and The Sexual Life of Catherine M by Catherine Millet and comparing the styles of these ‘sexually explicit’ confessionals by women.

Join us on 27th January for our next club and let us know if the books tickled your fancy…

Robin & Fanny
x x x

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December 17, 2010 at 4:59 pm

The Erotic Bookclub

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This month’s book

Emmanuelle – Emmanuelle Arsan

The votes are in and our book club members have decided that this month we’re all going to be reading the book which spawned the most famous erotic movie of all time.

“Written by the wife of a diplomat in the French Foreign Service, it takes the form of an autobiographical novel, which it may or may not be. As the story opens, Emmanuelle is boarding a plane in London to rejoin her husband in Bangkok. She finds herself powerfully compelled by the overnight passenger seated beside her, and before she has landed, her irrepressible sensual nature has begun to open wide vistas of sexual possibility. As the novel continues, she moves easily from the waiting arms of her husband to intimacies with the wives of his business associates to further explorations and experiences in which the subtle aesthetics of eroticism are expounded-and enacted-to their fullest. Emmanuelle, which has sold hundreds of thousands of copies since its initial clandestine publication in France, relates the movement of a woman from an unconscious to a profoundly conscious sexuality.”

The next book club will be on Thursday 28th October

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October 28, 2010 at 7:51 am

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…

The Bökship
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