The passion pits! Blair up for bad sex gong

Tony Blair’s foray into the literary world is to be awarded with a nomination for The Literary Review’s prize for bad sex.

The cringeworthy account of love-making with Cherie in ‘A Journey’ could be enough to put TB alongside past winners Sebastian Faulks, Philip Kerr and Lord Bragg.

'That night she cradled me in her arms and soothed me; told me what I needed to be told; strengthened me,’ writes our Tone. ‘On that night of 12 May 1994, I needed that love Cherie gave me, selfishly. I devoured it to give me strength. I was an animal following my instinct...’

Exactly what animal he doesn’t say, though his detractors might have a few suggestions.

Sir Andrew ‘poetry in’ Motion, chairman of the Man Booker Prize judging panel, blames the award for a sex shortage in this year's Booker entries. 'I was very surprised. I thought it was going to be a panorama of sexual activity but it absolutely wasn't. The Bad Sex Prize has probably put a lot of people off,' he rued.

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