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Paul Tabori – Erotic Victorian Fairy Tales

Posted by demonik on November 5, 2011

Paul Tabori – Erotic Victorian Fairy Tales  (NEL, 1971)

Blurb:
From the bawdy underground literature of a repressed era, some erotic gems that mock hypocrisy and uplift the Satyric spirit…

“The Chevalier remembered so well the lips, the velvety skin, the green of her eyes. And so he dreamt that night – a delicious wonderful dream in which she attended with sweet abandon to her bodice, her hoopskirt, her lacy petticoats and baptiste drawers, until finally her rosy purity shivered and burned in his arms. It was a prolonged and marvellous dream.”

PAUL TABORI is the wry and witty author of New English Library’s bestselling “Erotic Edwardian Fairy Tales” and “The First Time”.

Many thanks to Sarah of My Love Haunted Heart blog (again!)

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Paul Tabori – Dress and Undress: The Sexology of Fashion

Posted by demonik on November 5, 2011

Paul Tabori – Dress and Undress: The Sexology of Fashion   (NEL, 1969)

Sex and the Bed
Sex and the Corset
Shirt, Shift and Sex
Sex and Trousers
Stockings, Garters, Shoes and Sex
Cosmetics

Blurb
The never-before-told naked truth about fashion!

From the day man first put on the fig leaf to the era of the maxi-miniskirt, sex and fashion have become inextricably entwined.

Through the ages each item of dress – from corsets to stockings, boots to underwear – has its own history of abuse, romance, love – and lust.

In this unique studt, the author examines clothes both on and off the human body and comes up with a wealth of material, funny, outrageous, appalling and appealing.

Pault Tabori is an expert on sexology and the author of two other top-selling ‘bawdy histories’ TAKEN IN ADULTRY and SECRET AND FORBIDDEN.

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Paperback Fanatic 3

Posted by demonik on June 14, 2009

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #3 (August, 2007)

 

Finally settled on a name and format, ‘the British magazine for collectors of pulp fiction’ was off and running with an issue entirely written and produced by the editor.

The Paperback Fanatic Guide To Kung-Fu in Pulp Fiction by a variety of often pseudonymous authors. Bruce Lee cash-ins, King Kung Fu, Mace, Jason Striker, Sloane, TV & Movie tie-in’s, Mondo, the Black Samurai, Six Gun, Samurai, Kung-Fu Master ….

The Many Faces Of Dr. Tabori. Paul Tabori, the veteran genre and publisher hopping purveyor of everything from serious sex studies (if NEL were involved, they packaged them as smut regardless), Crime & The Occult, a biography of Harry ‘Borley Rectory’ Price and a personal memoir of WW2  to fictional ghost stories, thrillers and Sci-Fi novels.

Sphere Horror: A Scrapbook Of The Seventies. This article and checklist provided the basis for Vault’s Sordid Spheres blog/ mini-site/ call it what you will, which continues the story through the following decade. With Justin’s encouragement, i might add.

The Devil And All His Works. Companion piece to the above, a brief look at the Dennis Wheatley Library Of The Occult and indebted to Stan Nicholl’s article What Ever Happened To Dennis Wheatley (Million magazine, Jan. 1991) as acknowledged in the text.

The Special Squad. ‘Donald Franklin’s short-lived series for NEL pit C.I.D.’s Barney Garrett and Jack Marsh versus the worst the steamy crime underworld can offer.

Back cover gallery. Six of Richard Clifton-Day’s seven cover illustrations for ‘Klaus Netzen’ (Laurence James)’s Killers series for Mayflower.

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Peter Stafford – The Wild White Witch

Posted by demonik on June 7, 2009

Peter Stafford [Paul Tabori] – The Wild White Witch (New English Library, 1973: 1979)

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Blurb:

A scream…

It was a cry of agony torn from a human throat yet inhuman in its wordless despair. Whoever uttered it had abandoned all hope and relinquished all faith in rescue or mercy. The sound stopped so abruptly that it seemed as if the tongue of the sufferer had been torn out by the roots.

In terror and frantic haste Jeremy began to search the wall in front of him and found two primitive images drawn in faded charcoal: a crude, diamond-shaped representation of the female sex, with dull red lines radiating from it like the rays of the sun, and next to it, in the same schematic manner, a large pointed, dagger-like phallus.

With a slight grating noise a section of the wall swung in and down, disclosing a slablike threshold that bridged a deep rock chamber. From the black depths a faint, reddish light filtered upward. Jeremy could distinguish a sound, halfway between a chant and murmur.

It took a few moments before his eyes became accustomed to the dimness and he could focus on the spectacle below him. He could not see the entire expanse of the chamber, but what he could make out was sufficient to chill his blood and nearly stop his heart!

Thanks to Steve Goodwin for the cover scan

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