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Girl Governess (Nexus) Mass Market Paperback – 9 Oct 2003

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Nexus (9 Oct. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0352338490
  • ISBN-13: 978-0352338495
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 10.3 x 1.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,768,134 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Mass Market Paperback
I discovered 'Girl Governess' thanks to the recommendations system run byAmazon. Since there was no review or synopsis I bought it solely on thebasis of the cover, a stunning still of a beatiful woman. I can tell youthat in this case you can judge a book by its cover.
Despite a ratherconfusing opening, where the action switches between an exclusive girlsschool and a cigar factory in Cuba, the action rapidly settles down to astory that explores themes of sexuality, domination and chastisement in anamusing and very sexy manner.
The style of writing is witty and light.The heroine often thinks she's in control but is secretly beingmanipulated by a master behind the scenes.
However she takes on the role of governess and discovers that despiteoutwardly innocent appearences there are dark sexual secrets andpowerplays at work.
You're willing her to uncover the mysteries in her own sexuality and thedark secrets of the school.
It certainly gave me a few new ideas that I've been able to explore andI'd happiliy re-read it for amusement and enjoyment.
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This book belongs to the 'erotic flagellation' genre, in which Yolande Celbridge is an acknowledged mistress. The subset of the genre to which this example belongs involves the erotic chastisement of the unclothed nether regions of nubile young women who, thus stimulated, are spurred on to more conventional sexual activities. The genre in general is designed to excite readers more by its subject matter than its literary erudition, and although it tends to be repetitive, to a large extent that's what its readers desire. However, readers tend to want significant variation from one chastisement situation to the next. Subtle variations in scenario, in the characters involved, and in their motivations for their actions can all add to the disparate range of stimuli that is needed for engaging the erotic attention of readers. No two individuals are identical in what turns them on, and well-structured repetition, involving wide variations in scenario, characters and motivations, allows a book to hit the buttons of many different readers.

In this context, I found that this book lacks an adequate range of invention. It begins reasonably well, with a nicely described, highly atmospheric caning of a nubile young woman by another nubile young woman, the latter having just (rather improbably) been appointed governess of the institution in which most of the action takes place. The institution - a rigidly disciplinarian one, of course - appears to produce cigars, with the help of (willing?) female slaves called 'maids', and it seems to be associated with a similar operation in Cuba, where other parts of the book's action take place.
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