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Smith writes action sequences well, but his accounts of bodice-ripping
intimacy are comic enough to make you laugh out loud.
There must be a love interest, preferably several of them, with relationships starting and finishing and interlinking until the characters themselves aren't sure who their current partner is, and lots of bodice-ripping
Industry insiders claim the handsome heart-throb fell in love with the breathtaking countryside of the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons National Park when he stayed in the area while filming bodice-ripping
period romp The Libertine in 2004.
, sweaty stable boy and ringleted mistresses sort of a week where your love life could make it to a costume drama if you only had the time to write anything down.
Her feelings of identification with Wharton, for example, lead Fraser to pen some bodice-ripping
passages, as the late-blooming Edith finally discovers physical love, as well as an imagined scene of paternal incest: "Perhaps there was some erotic feeling for her father - perhaps an experience in the library.
Such fantasies would be of no more consequence than bodice-ripping
romance novels if their authors would stick to peddling pornography for puritanical intellectuals, and their readers would understand it as mere entertainment.
That can only add to Antonio's worries that he looked fat in his love scenes in the bodice-ripping
TIPPING THE VELVET: A bodice-ripping
yarn about girls who like girls who pretend to be boys.
Wavering between being bodice-ripping
entertainment and trying to be something more, the series never quite achieves the latter, but thrives at the former.
NIt's not too often that I'm gripped by a costume drama but BBC2's bodice-ripping
yarn Gunpowder, Treason and Plot has grabbed me by the ruff of the neck.
Stonehaven, hailed as the birthplace of the deep fried Mars bar, has inspired American novelist Connie Mason to write a bodice-ripping
yarn set in the sedate town.