Desiree and I both enjoy reading Donna Leon's Inspector Brunetti detective stories.
The main characters are Commissario Guido Brunetti, and his partner Vianello. Brunetti is married to a university lecturer in English literature, Paolo.
In the latest novel we have read, A Question of Belief, Leon provides the following:
"Other men had wives who begged them to go out dancing, travel the world, stay up late and do irresponsible things. Brunetti had managed to marry a woman who looked forward to going to bed at ten o'clock with Henry James. Or, when driven by wild passions she was ashamed to reveal to her husband, with Henry James and his brother."
I'm with Guido here!