Tony Abbott reveals preference for Australian ‘mummy porn’

Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has revealed he’s a reader of “mummy porn” and his preference is for the homegrown variety.

Speaking on Sydney radio today, Mr Abbott, the father of three daughters, confided that he had read both The Bride Stripped Bare by Aussie author Nikki Gemmell and Fifty Shades of Grey by British writer E. L. James.

Asked if he had read Fifty Shades, Mr Abbott responded: “It was interesting, but, I must say … Nikki Gemmell has a book, The Bride Stripped Bare, which I think is a much better book.”

Upon learning of the remarks by Australia’s most senior conservative politician, Bride Stripped Bare author, Nikki Gemmell, said: “Regardless of your politics you’ve got to admire Tony Abbott for at least trying to understand the minds of women. If it encourages more men to read these books and understand what women really want, then I’m all for it.

“Of course, the big question now is, has the Prime Minister read The Bride Stripped Bare orFifty Shades of Grey? I’d be fascinated to know her take on all this. And I’m extremely pleased to see Tony Abbott is going in to bat for Australian literature over Brits like E. L. James!”

The Bride Stripped Bare was a publishing phenomenon when it first hit the bestseller charts nearly a decade ago. The original erotic sensation has since become a hit all over again on E. L. James’s home turf. It is currently top ten in the Amazon UK bestseller charts; the follow-up, With My Body, is also riding high in Britain in the top twenty.

The Bride Stripped Bare 

An explosive novel of sex, secrecy and escape. On her honeymoon, in the heat and shadows of sultry Marrakech, a conventional young wife makes a shocking discovery. Although confused by her husband’s betrayal, she finds it gives her the freedom to explore her deepest desires and rediscover the true self she has kept hidden from view so long. But her new life is clouded by complication and the raw desire that threatens to overwhelm her. She finds herself torn between the need for her husband and her yearning for something more. The Bride Stripped Bare is the story of a woman whose powerful awakening is as erotic as it is dangerous.

The Bride Stripped Bare by Nikki Gemmell / ISBN: 9780007163540 

With My Body

“There’s something incredibly erotic about a woman–” his voice drops into breath, he can barely say it, “–bound. Hidden,” he continues. “Wrapped. Think of Heloise and Abelard. Unwrapping themselves, all their clothes, their known lives – for each other, no one else. The cheongsam … will you wear it? For me?”

You nod your obeyance …

You remember a man whose only pleasure was in giving. You escape from the drudgery of married life in the memories of that first affair, with a man who thrilled you with desire. Who asked you to try everything in a quest to find the extremes of your love. The story of an education in love with the most compelling hero since Christian Grey; discover passion reawakened in With My Body 

With My Body by Nikki Gemmell/ ISBN: 9780732289720

From HarperCollins; full article: http://www.news.com.au/national/abbotts-read-50-shades-of-grey-but-prefers-bride-stripped-bare/story-fndo4eg9-1226441975367

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Clayton Wehner

Clayton is the founder and managing director of Boomerang Books. In a past life, Clayton worked for 12 years as an intelligence officer in the Australian Army and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Royal Military College Duntroon and holds a BA (Hons) in Political Science and a Master of Management Studies (Human Resource Management) from the UNSW. He is also a trained Indonesian linguist and served with the United Nations in East Timor as an interpreter/translator.