NOTEBOOK 8 In THE LIGHTHOUSE, Brigette and her cousin L holiday at the seaside where thoughts soon turn to the various empires of physical love. Ever considerate to her virgin cousin, Brigette aids her in mental and physical preparation for her wedding night, in no small part by subjecting her cousin's fiancé to an examination and prescribing exercises for L. SERIES OVERVIEW “I have never slept with a man.” So begins The Sex Diaries Of Mrs. Bright. The year is 1905. Newlyweds Brigette and her husband H are honeymooning aboard a cruise liner headed for New York. It’s Brigette’s first marriage, his second. But they’re not alone. Accompanying them is Brigette’s older female companion, M, a friend Brigette has known intimately since she was seventeen and the woman who introduced her to the world of physical joy. Through Mrs. Bright’s witty and lasciviously detailed diary entries, we witness her search and discovery of a myriad ways to give and receive absolute pleasure—to her husband, her lover, and herself. A document on friendship, marriage, and the complications of securing happiness, The Sex Diaries Of Mrs. Bright reveals that sex in the Edwardian era was as pure, dirty, and fun as can be imagined.