An explicit novel linking Bexhill to nuclear war has been moved to the top shelf after a customer accidentally bought a copy for her grandson, thinking it was a spy novel.Whew! That was a close one! Give him a nice Ian Fleming, there’s no sex in tho… Oh. Wait.
The book is published in paperback and as an e-book by London-based Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender publisher Paradise Press. It has sold 20 copies in the De La Warr bookshop and 15 more have been ordered.
James Cosens, bookshop manager, said: “As a local author, we are delighted to support David Gee by stocking his book.
“However, as the novel contains some explicit adult content, we thought it responsible to alert our customers to this before they bought it.
“This is in response to one of our customers returning the book on the grounds that she thought it was a spy novel suitable for her grandson.”It seems this canny chap has hit on a great way of pushing his sales up to the giddy heights of treble digits:
This is not the first time the novelist has sparked controversy. In 2012 an anti-suicide campaigner complained about the cover of his previous novel The Dropout, which featured a car going over the cliff above the lighthouse at Beachy Head.
Mr Gee said: “Suicide is one of the themes of the book, although the car going off the cliff is actually a terrible accident towards the end of the story.”I doff my cap to you, Mr Gee!