Monthly Archives: October 2011

One long, gilt-edged tease

Book review: History of a Pleasure Seeker This Belle Époque feast of sex, ambition and luxury goods is rich, but will readers be satisfied? History of a Pleasure Seeker is an entertaining romp about the career and sexual adventures of Piet Barol, a beautiful young social climber living in Amsterdam in 1907. At first, Piet’s sexual intrigues and the pressure

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