Propaganda: Bösche ‘Jenny Lives With Eric and Martin’ (1983)
Why did a children’s picture book provoke new form of censorship in Britain?
- Danish attitudes to children produced books that upset other European cultures.
- Before Jenny Lives with Eric and Martin was published in 1983, a member of parliament called Geoffrey Dickens called bookshops to boycott it.
- In 1988, a co-operative in Cork city called the Quay Co-Cop ran a bookshop that stocked what they said was the ‘most comprehensive and up-to-date selection of lesbian and gay titles in Ireland’.
A Different Country (RTÉ, 11 June 2021) https://www.rte.ie/player/movie/a-different-country/207293480017
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