Blue Peter's Janet Ellis nominated for Bad Sex in Fiction Award
Former Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis has been shortlisted for this year's Bad Sex in Fiction Award.
Her novel, The Butcher's Hook, is one of six nominees to be announced so far for the annual prize.
One line in the novel reads: "'Little beast,' he says to me, his hands on my thighs. 'Here are your flanks, all plump and sweet.'
"And then, sliding his hand over my hips to my waist: 'Your rump, your loins. But you need flaying.'"
'Cheap mattress' Organisers say the purpose of the prize is "to draw attention to poorly written, perfunctory or redundant passages of sexual... read more
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