Friday, October 25, 2013


Interesting page on the National Archives (AUS) website that looks at books banned in Australia at various times, including Lolita, Brave New World, and Peyton Place, to name just a few. Why were they banned? In the case of Peyton Place, a censor voting to ban the book noted that,

‘It is unfortunate that Mrs. Metalious is so flustered with sex, for she often writes well.’


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