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An addictive collection of real-life sex diaries by ordinary people in the UK

You've read the fiction, now find out what really goes on behind closed doors

You've spent a long hard week at the office and your social life has seen better days. All the while you've contemplated thoughts that you wouldn't even share with your best friend: the true depths of your latest romantic obsession; your unorthodox fantasies; your deep-rooted anxiety that no-one will ever love you. Well, so has everyone else around you. We all do it - all day, every day - and this entire universe of consciousness has remained silent. Until now.

When Arianne Cohen asked over 200 ordinary people from all walks of life to record their inner-most thoughts and confessions for one week, the results were extraordinary. A hidden world of longing, desire, fantasy, and sex - both real and imagined, was revealed.

Now the best diarists from all over the country have been brought together. From the kinky bride-to-be and the adulterous businessman to the grandmother yearning for a good romp, these diaries provide a tantalising and steamy glimpse into their private lives and longings.

Eye-opening and deliciously voyeuristic, it will change the way you think about your friends, colleagues, neighbours and fellow commuters forever.


A fascinating, no-holds-barred glimpse into the private lives of more than 200 people.

Good Housekeeping

Cheeky, steamy - and shockingly good fun.

The Sun

A fascinating, no-holds-barred glimpse into the private lives of more than 200 ordinary people.

Good Housekeeping

One of the most candid snapshots of sex lives ever published.


Poignant and frank... A truly fascinating glimpse into our private lives and longings.

Daily Mail

Scintillating reading.

Leicester Mercury

[The] ultimate page-turner.


A compulsive collection.

Independent on Sunday

Shocking and often moving... An insightful peek at other people's hearts and minds.

Good Housekeeping

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    July 15, 2013


    368 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • EBook


    June 20, 2013

    Ebury Digital

    368 pages

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