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bodice ripper

A historical romance novel typically published in the 1970s and 1980s. Before heading to the beach, Justine grabbed her chair, her sunglasses, and the latest bodice ripper from her bookshelf to read while she relaxed in the sun.
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While not exactly a bodice-ripper, it is interesting stuff.
In recent years Hollywood star Robert DeNiro has been spotted shooting fantasy film Stardust, while Johnny Depp was rumoured to be buying a holiday house in Crickhowell after falling in love with the area filming scenes for 2004 bodice-ripper The Libertine.
it's like, my god, this looks like a bodice-ripper (laughs), and so different countries have just gotten completely different things out of it.
The form can no longer be dismissed as 'a bodice-ripper with a bibliography'.
Hayes's influence helps make this book not so much a bodice-ripper as one in which bodices are largely dispensed with.
Davies, whose television work includes the bodice-ripper Fanny Hill, has good links with the Loft.
In fact the Scouse the sp - stuffy Colonel Brandon in the Austen bodice-ripper - admits he can often be found shedding the odd tear or two.
The Washington Post found the love story ``more in keeping with a bodice-ripper than an epic journey.''
THIS first picture of Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian McKellen (far right) making his Coronation Street debut, shows members of the Weatherfield Book Club stunned when the author of steamy bodice-ripper, Hard Grinding, turns up to meet them in person.
Written like a popular bodice-ripper novel, the book includes many panting sex scenes, furious jealousies, endless rantings about an empty womb.
Gilchrist's Pornaganda article (Spring 2003 Gazette) concerned the lack of good historical, and cultural sense by the authors of the 'bodice-ripper' novels of the Revolutionary War period.
Turning convention on its head, Westwood's underwear as outerwear, bodice-ripper corsets, the hobble of heels fetishized to disabling heights have made her the Situationist of seams.
Author Warren Farrell has written a book more provocative than any bodice-ripper. It posits that men appear to have power but in reality are much more likely to take low-paying jobs that are physically dangerous (garbage collector, construction worker -- the "death professions") and more likely to die of despair (elderly men are 1,350 percent more likely to commit suicide than elderly women).
Her first, Adored, was a Jackie Collins-style blockbusting bodice-ripper, and she's also written multiple officially sanctioned novels in the style of Sidney Sheldon.