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"A novel you will never forget" is the book's tagline. It's not wrong.

Here is the sex scene from Alan Shatter's novel

“He knew he was going to erupt.”

YOU MAY HAVE heard that Alan Shatter’s novel Laura is being republished in Ireland.

It hit the headlines again after it emerged that a complaint had been made to the censorship board.

We’re assuming that this related to the book’s one sex scene – a steamy meeting in a Leinster House office between TD Seán Brannigan and his young secretary Colette.

Are you ready? Brace yourself.

Her inexperienced hands touched him so tentatively that every muscle in his body ached for fulfilment. When he entered her, he knew it was her first time. He moved slowly and she dug her fingers into his back, moaning and gasping for breath. When she loosened her grip and her body relaxed, he knew he was going to erupt. She gasped again as he pulled himself free of her and overflowed on her slender body. They were lying on the carpeted floor of his office… It was almost midnight and, except for the Gardaí at the entrance gates, Leinster House was deserted.

Does anyone need a moment? We need a moment.

For added impact, picture this man reading it:

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Laura will be available in bookstores this week, published by Poolbeg Press and priced €9.99.

Additional skim-reading by Louise McSharry

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