One book on the list:
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwanRead about another book on Mullan's list.
Edward is keen; Florence is terrified; both are virgins. No detail of the first (which is also the last) night of the honeymoon is spared. His premature ejaculation proves to be "a calamity". "If his jugular had burst, it could not have seemed more terrible."
On Chesil Beach also appears on Mullan's list of ten of the best marital rows in literature.