Author, reviewer and critic John Coleman wrote this book, the very first volume in the Traveller's Companion series. Coleman, renowned for penning the shortest film review in history (of Skidoo he wrote "Skidoo. Skidon't." for New Zealand's New Statesman), presents us with Euphemius Heneky, a man of privilege forced by circustance into a new way of life after "the war that ended in 1945." We travel with Henry, from his youthful, amorous endeavors, to later in his life, when the changes in the post-war world force our young man to find a job. Acclaimed as much for its delicate observations and social satire as for its erotic depictions, The Enormous Bed sets a high standard for the many Olympia works that came after.