Fantasy fiction provides more than escapism for young readers.
Recently uncovered Norman Lindsay novels reveal stories of love, lust and beaches.
Ellen N. La Motte's 'The Backwash of War' was praised for its clear-eyed portrayal of war, but was swiftly banned. Yet the similarities between her spare prose and Hemingway's are unmistakable.
The writings of John WIlmot, Earl of Rochester, were certainly obscene. But his poetry also gave us a new way of looking at the human condition.
Fairytales are increasingly being targeted for giving girls inappropriate messages. But these stories have always evolved with the times, and talk of banning them is misguided.
As Harry Potter turns 20, a scholar says protesters who try to censor books do not trust young readers to discern the difference between fantasy and reality. But why?