While the "Kama Sutra"'s infamous content demonstrates how sexuality is the real means to spiritual bliss, Frank Dickens' "A Calmer Sutra" offers a simpler, softer approach for those "in the afternoon of their lives". Not that there's anything wrong with "love in the afternoon" - it's just that, well, sometimes allowances have to be made. There's no point whispering seductively in your partner's ear if she hasn't got her hearing aid turned on. And sometimes it's only his Zimmer frame that's pleased to see you. But there's still plenty of pleasure to be had, as this ribald collection of cartoons amply demonstrates. The original "Kama Sutra" contains 64 sexual positions. "Calmer Sutra" doesn't offer quite that, but it does have 60 illustrations by cartoonist Frank Dickens.
Frank Dickens is the creator of the 'Bristow' cartoon strip that ran in the London Evening Standard for 40 years until April 2001.