"Under the swish of Grey's cane is comfort reading posing as porn" - by Minette Marin -
Her article was a bit high brow to be honest, going on about feminism and quality (or lack of) and concluding that the book isn't porn at all except for a few mild bondage references and a caning towards the very end. Well I can't agree or disagree with Minette's detailed dissection of the book because I haven't read it (naughty aren't I) but I would certainly not regard mild bondage or caning as pornographic so I suppose at the end of the day I do agree with her conclusion.
The Travelodge hotel chain claims that of the 21,800 books left in its rooms last year, 7,000 were Shades of Grey.
"Grey Matters" -
British screenwriter, Kelly Marcel, is charged with the task of turning Fifty Shades of Grey into a movie.
but sex with a Frenchman - was amazing. Well perhaps E.L. should have made her star a Frenchman:)
"The author Wilbur Smith"- This Lion Sleeps Tonight, an interview by Camilla Long -
This was a full page job, well written as always by Long and, unusually, she seemed to like her subject. The bit that amused me was how Smith first met his very attractive wife, 39 years his junior, He was, he said, attracted by her lovely cute little bottom which he followed into a W.H. Smith store and then asked its owner if she'd like a coffee. Needless to say its owner accepted.
I don't particularly like Davina or the shows she's been associated with but her 'interview' - which is a quirky quick-answer thing which the Times runs with a different celeb each week - revealed that Davina has a ‘taste for mild bondage and it’s a great way to spice up a 12 year old marriage’.
I always make sure I've absorbed a few significant news items too, and maybe some snippets from Culture or food ideas from Style, so that I can share with my husband but the little raunchy references always give me a pleasant buzz.
Pictures from Sunday Times