bodice ripper


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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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BBC1 has based their latest bodice ripper on him and there is a Hollywood version of his life on the way toop Gambling.
John Galsworthy's celebrated bodice ripper put BBC2 on the map in 1967.
The film sets out its stall as a frothy bodice ripper, including a snarling supporting turn from Morrissey as Norfolk, their power crazed uncle, but becomes bogged down with historical detail and has to rush the climax when Anne pays an horrific price for her jealousy.
And before you ask, the band are not named after a dodgy Australian soap or the DH Lawrence bodice ripper.
Claiming his bodice ripper is by this imaginary woman, he wins first prize in a women-only fiction contest and a lucrative publishing contract.
Not exactly a bodice ripper nor an Aga saga, something betweenthe two that appeals to the sensuality in most of us without offering too much offence to our Girl Power instincts.
Among them will be bodice ripper Lady Audley's Secret by Mrs Braddon and cautionary tale of woe East Lynne by Mrs Henry Wood.
The novel they're supposed to be discussing isn't one of her own bodice rippers, but the Russian classic Crime And Punishment, and life imitates art when the ladies get an unexpected visit from the police.
The novel they're supposed to be discussing isn't one of her own bodice rippers but the Russian classic Crime and Punishment - and life imitates art when the ladies get an unexpected visit from the police.
Mindful of the international success of Showtime's sexed-up take on the court of Henry VIII, "The Tudors," bodice rippers were much to the fore.
No place for frivolous thrillers or bodice rippers.
She read bodice rippers for a living Hysterical phone call.
is getting in on the act in the wake of the banner's revival last year by Dutch producer John De Mol by unveiling a slate of pics far removed from the bodice rippers of the 1960s and 1970s with which it made its name.