Older women enjoy reading racy novels because they are ‘not getting enough’, Prue Leith suggests – Telegraph.co.uk
Speaking at the Henley Literary Festival, Ms Leith, who also writes cookery books, said: Ã¢Â€ÂœIf [some people] know there is going to be a sex scene in a novel, they wonÃ¢Â€Â™t buy it because they think it will be toe-curlingly gynaecological.
Ã¢Â€ÂœI often say to peopleÃ¢Â€Â¦ this novel is racier than this one and let me tell you, most older women go for the racy ones.Ã¢Â€Â
When asked why, she suggested, Ã¢Â€Âœbecause they are not getting enough?Ã¢Â€Â before adding: Ã¢Â€ÂœI think it is because they are grown up and relaxed and confident, so fine about it.Ã¢Â€Â
Ms Leith, 76, who will soon get married to her partner, retired clothes designer John Playfair, also spoke about her former husbandÃ¢Â€Â™s concerns that she included sex scenes in her novels, including liaisons in a potting shed and the back of a taxi.
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