John has learning difficulties and his mum decides to hire an escort (‘I spend a lot of time rolling about in custard,’ comments the latter). Leah has brittle bone disease but certainly gets about. Pete aspires to be the country’s first disabled porn star. And Karl looks for satisfaction from ‘a trained sacred sexual healer’. The results of the latter may surprise you, but it’s perhaps a tribute to society’s increasing tolerance and understanding of these issues that none of this feels quite as unusual or interesting as Young clearly believes.
A french bistro founded by Franck Raymond, former head chef at Covent Garden's Mon Plaisir, which he named after his grandmother. Located a short stroll from Battersea Park, Augustine Kitchen provides a family-friendly environment in which to dine. Raymond's menu is influenced by Evian, the place he grew up, with dishes ranging from onion soup and snails to pike mousse, cote de boeuf and duck magret. Creme brulee, profiteroles and sorbet line the dessert menu alongside a suitable array of cheeses. Beer, cider, Champagne, soft drinks and a vast wine list are available to choose from, featuring wines mostly from France, of course, but also Italy and Spain.