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    11 Awful Sex Scenes From Fiction This Year

    All via the excellent Bad Sex in Fiction awards, organised by the Literary Review. No naughty images, but contains very NSFW language, as you'd expect.

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    From The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle by Kirsty Wark (yes Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark).

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    From Things to Make or Break by May-Lan Tan.

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    From Head of State by Andrew Marr. And this one didn't even make Literary Review's shortlist!

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    From The Age of Magic by Ben Okri.

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    From Desert God by Wilbur Smith.

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    Again from Things to Make or Break by May-Lan Tan.

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    The Hormone Factory by Saskia Goldshmidt.

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    From Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami.

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    From The Lemon Grove by Helen Walsh.

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    From The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham.

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    From Desert God by Wilbur Smith.