In 2009 the author, A.K. Anders, purchased a large property in Pimlico, South-west London, with the intention of converting the 4 storey Victorian property into flats. The building had previously been used as business premises, with an architects practice on the upper floors and a psycho-therapist in the basement. While clearing rubbish from the basement, Anders discovered an old box of audio tapes in a locked filing cabinet. Later he discovered the tapes were recordings of sexual therapy consultations. Many of these revealed intriguing case scenarios. Some patients even seemed to be well known personalities of the 70's and 80's. Anders made enquiries and found that the eminent therapist/doctor of his time had retired and since died. Publishing the transcripts was a difficult decision, Anders says, but one he felt might help others plagued by sexual problems or those with an interest in human sexual behaviour. The result is fascinating, and compulsive reading. Miriam and Lionel are just two of the patients of the 16 in the 'Pimlico Tapes' book.
Miriam and Lionel are in their seventies. They have had a very good and open sex life continuing into old age. Quite adventurous, Miriam says. However, of late her husband has begun requesting sexual activity with which she is not comfortable. He has become obsessed with a neighbour - another elderly lady who they know from church. Lionel says he pities her never having experienced good sex and asks his wife if they could have a 'threesome'. Miriam is horrified. Apart from anything else, the woman is devout and naive. However, the consultation goes on to reveal that Lionel has been doing more charitable work than his wife ever suspected, and all in the name of the almighty.