• The Lady Chatterley's Lover Trial and the Infamous Question That Laid Bare the Hypocrisy of British Obscenity Law

    In 1960, Penguin was on trial for publishing a paperback edition of Lawrence's classic. The prosecution asked the jury to ponder a very revealing hypothetical.

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    The Lure of the Old Manor: Books in Which A House is Both Setting and Character

    I have always been sort of obsessed with the idea that a house can be a character. Judging from the number of people who watched...

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