From the golden age of British crime writing.
Cate's recommended reading for Lancashire 50 Books Challenge 2019
Did you know that Stalin banned "1984" in Russia as he understood it to be a parody of his leadership!? More recently, some schools in America banned "The Fault in our Stars" because of its morbid plot and crude language! Both are now available as eBooks!
Celebrate Radical Reading and Rebellious Writers this Banned Books week! Did you know that both "Looking for Alaska" and "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" were both banned for their depiction of drug and alcohol use?
Although the UK hasn't been as quick to ban books as other countries, there are still books that have been banned by the government. Peter Wright's "Spycatcher" was banned before it was even published for revealing state secrets, whereas "Lolita" by Vladmir Nabokov was banned for being obscene!
It's hard to believe it, but did you know that classic books like Harry Potter and Animal Farm have been banned by schools and libraries? To Kill a Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men were both banned for racist content.
Coal Clough readers recommend books to read with the light on!
Recommendations from library staff for books to read or listen to with the light on! Share your favourites with us on Twitter and Facebook #Lancs50Books