I have been happy to have read some pretty classy erotica in my time, and this one has gone straight to the top of the list; a classic for the future. The novel is quite exceptional, finely written by a writer who seems to know well the African Continent and it's peoples, and a beautiful heroine in the young aristocratic Englishwoman who falls into the wrong hands when out foraging in the Congo with her entourage. She is forcibly taken to the kidnapper's village, and goes into survival mode by making herself as useful as possible to the village people, in the only way she can. Her service to this, and other communities to which she is introduced, is quite monumental, and is off the scale in hot and steamy. She is eventually rescued by an itinerant missionary, who feels it his duty to castigate and expel from her the sins of her captivity, in the manner to which she has hitherto become accustomed.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)