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The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch by Anne Enright
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Feb 10, 09


This book has one of the naughtiest openings I have ever read, and a first chapter that would make a grown man blush. It is fantastically risque but it is not erotica, it is fun, it is dark, it is emotional - it is a journey across seas into another world where anything and everything can and does happen.

Eliza Lynch was the mistress to the dictator of Paraguay, this is a fictional tale based on real events. Enright wrote that the many "biographies" written about Eliza Lynch are so fictitious, that her novel is probably more biographical that those tales.

The story is risque so I wouldn't go buying it for children, your granny, or anyone with strong religious views. But for the rest of you that like a little bit of adventure it is well worth a read
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