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With My Body by Nikki Gemmell
  

With My Body

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With My Body is exquisitely raw, emotional and bold, and deeply resonant of the classic French erotic writings of Colette, Nin and Duras -- but with a modern and provocative twist.

If you like Nikki Gemmell you might also like to read books by Kim Edwards, Patrick Gale and Josephine Hart.

Synopsis

With My Body by Nikki Gemmell

A wife, comfortably married with three children, is contemplating middle age along with all the constraints of motherhood. Finding herself numb and locked down in an unending cycle of school runs, laundry and meal times, she cannot at first see a way to live with honesty. Even her husband, whom she loves, has never reached the core of her. Despairing of ever finding a way through her family to her own identity, she returns to the the memory of an old love affair -- the consequences of which she has never resolved. She goes back to her past and confronts it, and the result is an exhilarating examination of present-day desire.

Reviews

Praise for The Bride Stripped Bare: 'Starkly explicit!richly descriptive with a fast-paced narrative
Sunday Telegraph

'Nikki Gemmel's prose has a wonderful sensuousness!witty!a subtle portrait of a modern and rather alienating marriage'
Lisa Appignanesi, Independent Magazine

'Must read!A tale of sexual awakening for the dark horse in all of us'
Tatler

'The sex is well-written!Gemmell is refreshingly straightforward about the act'
Melanie McGrath, Evening Standard

'Easy to read, hard to put down. Keep an extinguisher handy'
Closer

'A page-turner'
Evening Standard

'A bored housewife embarks on a life of sexual pleasure!The sex is rude and raunchy and exactly where you want it '
Elle

'Personal dilemmas are bravely explored; thoughts and fantasies about sex and infidelity, which most women have learned to keep to themselves, are laid bare on the page in all their shocking glory!brutal, brilliant and addictive'
Glasgow Herald

About the Author

The author has had two previous novels published to critical acclaim, with reviewers hailing the freshness and power of her writing. In the tradition of women over the centuries, she has decided to conceal her name in order to allow herself utter freedom in the writing of this novel.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st June 2012

Author

Nikki Gemmell

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Author's Website

www.nikkigemmell.com/

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Publisher

Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
368 pages

Categories

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780007346394

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