Monday, 10 November 2008

Lady Chatterley's Lover

Yes, I know that's Elmo, not DH Lawrence - read on, dear readers.............

Lady Chatterley's Lover was published in its entirety on 10th November 1960, resulting in a court case against Penguin and teh novel itself, under the Obscene Publications Act. Penguin wond the day, a landmark victory in the case against censorship. I've just re-read a part of it that was held up as obscene, and I think it's actually quite sensitivly and well written, not obscene, not even smutty or titillating, just good writing.

Also, on this day, in 1969, Sesame Street was first broadcast in the USA. I didn'tw atch it, but my children did, and it seems to be as popular now as then, some 39 years later.

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