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 Post subject: Re: Suitable and unsuitable reading material
PostPosted: 16 Mar 2017, 17:54 
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Ah, but her brother was cunning and sent it to her clad in a suitable dustcover :D

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Remember in Angela Thirkell's books, how Miss Hampton wrote about Vice with a capital V, and how much it was regretted that her books couldn't always be Banned Book of the Month?

A guaranteed way to increase one's readership.

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PostPosted: 28 Mar 2017, 13:30 
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I am just re-reading Brave New World and it seems to me this would definitely have been a banned book in CS land - in fact I'm surprised it wasn't banned in real life.

Probably unlikely to have been what Thekla was reading though :D


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It was banned in Ireland in the sixties but availble in our senior school library and read by most of us


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It was my class's book for Higher English. Had it not been a set text I doubt very many people would have read it (and probably quite a few of the class didn't read it themselves in any case).


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Brave New World was the book I chose for my specialist study in Higher English. It was one of the books on the recommended reading list and I don't remember being shocked about any of it. But then I'd been recommended to read Christine Marion Fraser books by a teacher when I was only 12 and they were very explicit. One series had a male rape scene and what the characters believed was incest. She would definitely not have been allowed at the chalet school if she had been writing at the time.


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