As ever with the Victorians, the moment they repressed something, it appeared somewhere else, even if in slightly altered form.
Almost every single person I know has read this book, but few are aware that its hook is pre-Victorian.
But is it really fair to say that, when, technically, the Victorians were at it looong before Mr.
This Victorian dominatrix’s spanking machine brought all the boys to the yard
Could it be that this insistence on the feminization of discipline enabled it to become fetishised?
Although, on reading, it is hard to believe that Mr.
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