Julie Peakman’s new book: Amatory Pleasures

Julie Peakman, front cover, Amatory Pleasures (Bloomsbury, 2016)
Julie Peakman, front cover, Amatory Pleasures (Bloomsbury, 2016)

WSG is pleased to announce the publication of member Julie Peakman’s latest book, Amatory Pleasures: Explorations in Eighteenth-Century Sexual Culture (Bloomsbury, 2016), which I can already feel might make a few more adventurous scholarly types’ Christmas stockings come 25th December.  It examines a broad range of sexual activity, from the “respectable” to the covert, and is available in hardback at £65 and paperback at £19.99.

Julie has previously edited the encyclopaedic A Cultural History of Sexuality, also published by Bloomsbury (2010), and Peg Plunkett: Memoirs of a Whore (Quercus, 2015).

For Julie’s new book, Bloomsbury have kindly offered WSG members 20% off.  If you think you’d like to hear more talks on cultural history, and get similar news and offers like this via email, you might consider coming to one of WSG’s seminars this year or becoming a member of the group.  Readers of this post might also enjoy the Notches blog, which posts regular articles on the history of sexuality, across all regions, periods, and themes.

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