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Clare writes inspirational romance, usually of a suspenseful nature. Her books are available through her publisher Pelican Book Group and Amazon. She is married with three kids and lives in the UK. She loves watching sci-fi, crime drama, cross stitching, reading and baking.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Why?

At the risk of running away all my 10 followers...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1344192/Political-correctness-takes-great-American-novel-Huckleberry-Finn-censored.html?ito=feeds-newsxml Why?

Surely that's like taking the holocaust of of the Diary of Anne Frank incase we offend the Germans.

Or like removing Rob Roy from English librarys, and William Wallace come to that because we don't want to remember how badly we treated the Scots at times.

It's history. We may not like it, it may make us feel uncomfortable or ashamed to be English or whatever... But it's there to stop us making the same mistakes again.

Remove that and who's to stop people from doing it over.

gets off soapbox and goes back to her new story. For some reason I'm writing Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays Child concurrently. Dont' ask why. Tis very confusing lol. Though, technically since one has no memories, one is deaf and one is fighting to save her business from being bought out its not, but you know what I mean =)

1 comment:

The Paper Doll said...

I know what you mean--pretending it didn't happen doesn't change history. Many of the classic books that are banned or altered to meet pc standards don't endorse racist behavior, they simply present life as it really was at the time. I'm always amazed (and sad) to hear that some school somewhere has banned Huck Finn or To Kill a Mockingbird.