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'Coarse language' and violence top list of UK parents' complaints about books

Posted at 7:42AM Tuesday 24 Apr 2012

While Americans are busy protesting about the violence and offensive language present in dystopian smash hit The Hunger Games, parents in the UK are focusing their complaints on the "coarse language" of Roald Dahl and the violence of the Horrible History books, according to a survey of the country's libraries.


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