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This week, Rob and Kate are talking about Banned Books, or books that have been banned. They were inspired by recent events in the UK – Chris Grayling, Justice Secretary, has been accused of effectively banning books in UK prisons after passing legislation that means books can no longer be sent to prisoners.
See http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/apr/03/jail-book-ban-carol-ann-duffy-leads-new-challenge-chris-grayling and http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/mar/30/chris-grayling-prisoners-access-books-justice-secretary for more information.
They talk about the “Top Ten Banned Books of all time” http://www.shortlist.com/shortlists/10-banned-books, as well as honourable mentions for a few others, then focus for a while on children’s and young adult’s books that were banned for a variety of reasons.
Check out http://www.banned-books.org.uk for all the titles…
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Episode 89. An Adventures With Words production.