Censorship and children to be debated

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THE CENSORSHIP of children's books will be discussed at a public meeting at Kensington Town Hall, west London, on Wednesday 3 November at 7.30pm.

Arranged by International PEN, a world association of writers, and sponsored by the Independent, the debate will be led by four speakers.

The panel comprises Dr Richard Hoggart, the eminent sociologist; Gina Pollinger, an agent for children's writers; Janet Boateng, an activist for women's, children's and ethnic rights; Lynne Reid Banks, the children's writer, and Rosemary Stones, an editorial director at Penguin.

Tickets are available at the door.