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NAN MAYNARD
All Sauce For The Gander


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Corgi, London, 1969
(originally published in Great Britain by Robert Hale, 1968)
price: 5s (25p); 192 pages


The blurb on the back:

She was tall ... smoothed-skinned ... very beautiful. She was Astra Page, pop-singer, famous and adored by the fans who would tear each other apart just to get a look at her.
But to Jaff she wasn't anything but another woman. To him her worth was measured solely in how she behaved when he got her in the cabin of his boat. And Jaff, who was crude and greedy with his women, found he could make Astra Page behave any way he wanted ...


opening lines:
The little town of Blymouth could have been a toy town, Marston Cunningham thought, as he drove over the bridge at six o'clock on Friday evening.


I tried - God knows, I tried - but it's unreadable. It's all small-town passion and tedium and I got nowhere with it. If anyone else has read this book and wants to tell me all about it, I'm happy to hear, but for now I'll stay with the rather nice period cover.

Ms Maynard was also the author of This Is My Street, Weep Not, My Wanton, The Bawdy Wind and Flesh and Blood.


ARTISTIC MERIT: 1/5
ENTERTAINMENT VALUE:
1/5
HIPNESS QUOTIENT:
1/5


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