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’.


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