Emily Dubberley

Garden of Desires
  • Garden of Desires

  • Female sexual fantasy began in 1973 with Nancy Friday’s multi-million-selling collection of real women’s fantasies, My Secret Garden. Until that book was published, female sexual fantasy did not exist; not even within the pages of Cosmopolitan, their opinion at the time being: ‘Women do not have sexual fantasies, period. Men do.’

    Friday’s book changed all that. Now, exactly forty years on from Friday’s masterpiece, leading sex writer Emily Dubberley is curating a brand new female fantasy classic for the modern era. It’s a post-Fifty Shades, post-Sex and the City world and in Garden of Desires, hundreds of real women share details of their most private thoughts.

    This is an exploration of the meaning of desire. Dare to read, dare to dream, and dare to discover the new truths of female sexuality. The stories are red hot and completely original. And they’re going to make your heart beat faster – and make headlines nationwide.

Emily Dubberley is one of the UK's leading sex writers. After completing her dissertation on whether women wanted their fantasies to come true, in 2001 she created Cliterati, the UK's original fantasy website for women. Cliterati has subsequently attracted international press coverage and reaches 10,000+ visitors per week (300,000 page views per month). It was shortlisted for best sex and relationships blog in the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2012 and is currently shortlisted for best blog in the Xcite Book Awards (Emily is also shortlisted as Best Sexpert in the same awards). Emily founded the Lovers’ Guide magazine, Scarlet magazine and Erotic Knave magazine, and is the author of more than 25 books about sex, love and relationships internationally published, selling over a million copies. She has freelanced for numerous publications including Cosmopolitan, Grazia, Easy Living, FHM, More, Elle, Men’s Health, The Guardian and Glamour, and has had articles syndicated worldwide. She wrote and presented a monthly podcast show Sex Talk With Emily Dubberley for Audible.co.uk, and has extensive radio experience with stations including LBC, Kerrang! and Radio 4. She is frequently quoted as a 'sexpert' in magazines including Cosmopolitan, Elle and Company, has been involved with TV shows for all the terrestrial channels and various satellite channels, and writes for numerous websites including iVillage.co.uk, TheSite.org and MSN. For more information, see http://www.dubberley.com.

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