In 1897 four London society ladies with varying mental illnesses are cured by strange, individual methods at a secluded institute, finding both love and fulfilment along the way.
In 1897 four young ladies of London society are sent to a secluded institute, run by psychoanalyst Doctor Rhodes, to cure their female hysteria. Solitary confinement, bodily restraints, sensory deprivation, immaculately tailored uniforms and the liberal use of vaginal massagers are the strange and secretive methods employed the doctor, who views the behavioural restrictions and the strict Victorian morality of his society as the root cause of his patients’ problems. The four ladies and the doctor are joined on their journey by a French Maitresse, from the famous Paris brothel Le Chabanais, and an English Pastor, and form an unlikely alliance in a tale that touches the gamut of human emotions. All participants find love and fulfilment during this London summer amidst the mysterious, fantastical environment they encounter at the Institute, after an adventurous, sometimes tearful, sometimes humorous but always entertaining journey.
About the Author
Stephen Mottram is a retired grandfather of three who lives in Melbourne Australia. After retiring Stephen re-educated himself, studying various subjects at a tertiary level including philosophy, astronomy, fine drawing and history however he draws most of his knowledge from his own very interesting life, a life where he explored his own humanity and sexuality to the fullest, garnering many wonderful experiences and meeting some amazing people along the way. Stephen uses these life experiences in his writing, injecting a whimsical and informative style to all of his books and gifting his readers with an individual and interesting perspective on humanity where he exposes both its wonderful frailties and its astonishing strengths.