Britain, 1947. Schoolteacher Belinda Beaucui enters a twilight world of spivs, stolen nylons and flagellant parties and soon learns that post-war England is anything but austere. Teaching sultry girls in British Somaliland, meanwhile, requires rule by the cane. But when Belinda's prince enslaves her, she finds it is really her that craves a master's rod.
Yolanda Celbridge is the author of "Cherri Chastened," "The Governess at St. Agatha's," "Slave of the Spartans," "Soldier Girls," and "The Taming of Trudi."