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Bound and Gagged
by Alan Travis
The extraordinary story of successive governments' attempts to control what the British public reads is an unhappy one.Throughout the last century successive Home Secretaries have tried to protect the nation's morals by preventing them from reading what they want.
Sometimes the censorship has caused little furore. However, sometimes the decisions have been grotesque. The c...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published July 16th 2001 by Profile Books Ltd
(first published September 7th 2000)
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Jul 26, 2010 sisterimapoet rated it really liked it · review of another edition
A good overview of some of the key cases in the history of obscenity trials. Nice that the author went on to consider obscenity relating to the internet, but hopelessly out of date already considering how fast these things move.