Thursday, 2 February 2012

Sassi Sam Review: The Maid's Tale by Rose Plummer with Tom Quinn

I've long been an admirer of Sassi Sam's girlie, fun website, so when she asked me if I'd like do book reviews for her I jumped at the chance quicker than, um, something that jumps really quickly (Kangaroos? Tigger? I digress...). My first review for Sassi Sam is now up - check it out if, y'know, you want to. It's a review of The Maid's Tale by Rose Plummer and Tom Quinn, which I highly recommend for Downton Abbey fans. BTW, what I didn't mention in the review is that the book involves tales of old-school vibrators, spitting on cutlery to clean it, and ladies who walked around with bird poop on their shoulders all the time. Fun times!


  1. Yikes! I don't even want to imagine what those old-school vibrators were like. *shudders*


    1. lol! It's pretty interesting actually. It talked about how back in the day, sex wasn't seen as for pleasure - certainly not a woman's. But all these grand women would get "hysterical", so to ease their "nerves", doctors would prescribe the use of vibrators. They were totally open about it too. The narrator talks about how funny it was that using a vibrator didn't embarrass them but the thought of going to their husband for the same thing was mortifying! lol