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Scholarly.... but funny and sexy.,
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This review is from: City of Sin: London and its Vices (Kindle Edition)
This is a scholarly and well researched history book that is also both funny and sexy. That sounds like an oxymoron but in fact is quite true. This is indeed an academic work with impeccable and meticulous research but yet is also very readable, indeed I found it hard to put down and having read the Kindle sample I immediately bought the book. How glad I am that I did.
The writing is lively and fast paced and moves along like a holiday novel but unlike with a holiday novel I felt that the time spent reading it was not wasted time. I am now rather better informed about our great city then I was before.
The author deals well with what could be a controversial topic and handles it with wit and humour. She neither moralises nor adopts a laddish a tone whilst at the same time accepting that sex and the sex industry is, was, and always will be a part of London life as it is with any great city. Her sense of humour and sense of fun that shines through her work endears me to her and makes me enjoy the book even more.
This a first rate book and you should buy it at once.