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From one taboo to another

Erica Jong's Fear of Dying is being billed as the spiritual sequel to Fear of Flying with its depiction of sex between older adults

Ms Jong's warm, chatty persona and her tendency to blur the boundaries between her life and fiction often results in juicy reading.

New York

TWO words have vexed Erica Jong for the last 42 years. The first is "zipless", and the second is not printable in this newspaper.

The phrase, immortalised in her 1973 best-selling novel, Fear of Flying, which has sold more than 27 million copies, entered the cultural