Whatever Happened To Sex?

London: Wayland, 1977

8vo, pp. 224. Original mauve boards, lettered in gilt on spine. A fine, unread copy in an all but fine dustwrapper with the faintest of wear to top edge. Publisher's printed price label to front flap.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO BOB 'BLOCKBUSTERS' HOLNESS: 'To Bob / with all good / wishes / Mary Whitehouse'.
In 1977 Mary Whitehouse was a guest on Bob Holness's LBC radio show; Holness was a distinguished radio personality long before endearing himself to a generation of lairy adolescents as host of the kids' quiz show Blockbusters. Appearing on Holness's show to discuss the publication of her book, Whitehouse inscribed this copy to him after the interview. Whatever Happened To Sex? is the author's usual broadside against the 'sexperts, pornocrats and girlie-magazine philosophers'; Chapter Seven, which we have not been able to bring ourselves to read, is entitled '"I'm Splitting, Mum!"'.
Easily the most satisfyingly weird association item we have ever handled.


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