Have you seen, have you heard all the buzz about Clandestine Classics? They’ve appeared on telly and radio worldwide as well as in newspapers and magazines and online too.
What’s all the fuss about? Well these stories are re-writes of, surprisingly enough, the classics and they have been given an erotic twist. All the behind closed doors passion has been imagined in the minds of top class erotic authors and written down in the style of the original author.
For example there is Hemlock Bones: A stud in Scarlet by Sarah Masters/ A reworking of Sherlock Holmes with a relationship between the detective and his assistant.
Also Jane Eyre is reworked by Sierra Cartwright, Northanger Abbey gets a Desiree Holt touch, Pride and Prejudice is played with by Amy Armstrong and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea has been added to by Marie Sexton.
I have to admit that when I first heard I did exclaim ‘is nothing sacred?’ and then when I thought about it a little longer I realised I was hasty in my first reaction. Who of us hasn’t added in the sexy bits to our favourite books? Why not do it and let other people read it? And as my Nanna so very often said, it’s a free world! I am intrigued, contemplating picking up a few to sample, though I am not sure I will be able to manage Jane Eyre. It’s been a favourite of mine since I was little so I’ve already added all my own imagined other actions, if you know what I mean. Aherm, so I’m not sure I could accept someone else’s interpretation.
So what do you think? Where do you stand on the Clandestine Classics?