Josephine Aubert, Madame of an exclusive Parisian brothel, offers young Jack Lovelace a post he cannot refuse. His job is to bring pleasure and sexual gratification to the girls of the House who, in the course of their very specialised duties to their clients rarely gain such satisfaction. Jack quickly becomes indispensible and an expert in the Secret Arts - the pleasures of the bottom. More
In this, the first book of his memoirs, Jack Lovelace, a handsome, adventurous young rake of good breeding and insatiable lusts, narrates his flight from England (having been caught in flagrante delicto with the wife of a government minister) and his meeting with the beautiful Mme Aubert in Paris who offers him sanctuary in her maison close (brothel). Jack, no stranger to brothels, discovers that this bordello is like no other he has visited and the position the delightful Mme Aubert offers him like no employment he could ever have imagined! His induction involves becoming versed in all the sensual arts, in particular those of the bottom as well as the perspicacious application of the birch or lash to that most provocative part of the female anatomy.