Granada, London, 1983
The blurb on the back:
Fifteen year old Sandra de Moncet, daughter of a top French official, is young, sexually innocent - and fascinated by James Llewellyn, a young man who has some mysterious business to conduct with her father.
I like that slogan on the cover: 'Her first amazing novel'. It implies that she wrote some earlier novels, but frankly they weren't up to much. And - you won't be surprised - nor is this one either. It's not a disaster, but the idea of a high-class brothel doubling up as a centre for espionage isn't really very appealing: personal services and diplomatic services don't mix too well.
Compared with, say, Ms Fiona Richmond's venture into the world of fiction, it's a well-written and decently structured piece. Superior, say, to the Emmanuelle series, but that boast about The Story of O on the sleeve is a long, long way wide of the mark.
ENTERTAINMENT VALUE: 2/5
HIPNESS QUOTIENT: 2/5
The Happy Hooker