on 20 November 2006
Readers should be aware that this is an exact re-issue of P N Dedeaux' `An English Education', published by Blue Moon in 1996, a fact which is nowhere indicated in the book, reprehensibly in my opinion. That said, it is an excellent book, which fills in `between the lines' of the opening chapters of Charlotte Bronte's `Jane Eyre'. It makes the point, most forcibly, that many of those lines were written, time and again, with a schoolroom cane on the bottom of its eponymous heroine, despite the absence of more than subtle hints of this probability in the actual Bronte book. This book is thus extremely graphic in its descriptions of discipline at Jane's school, Lowood, in a way that will be found very stimulating to devotees of M/F spanking literature. It is demonstrated here that Jane is converted by her painful experiences into a true submissive, and I personally found this quite credible. I also found it credible that her subsequent submissive orientation would have necessarily influenced her relationship with her eventual husband, Mr Rochester. Dedeaux has an excellent reputation in the spanking genre, and this volume, if anything, enhances this reputation. One can only guess at Blue Moon's rationale behind this coy re-branding of the 1996 original.