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Bridging the gap

13th May 2014 - Joanne Stapley

 

When publishers started catering for a perceived gap in the market betwen Young Adult and regular fiction, the press leapt to the salacious conclusion that it was all about writing sex scenes in fiction for teenagers. But as Joanne Stapley from

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Joanne Stapley's midnight piece made me reflect on my reading as a male brought up in small town Scotland, a teen in the 1950s, by teacher parents, and father a Lay Reader of the Presbyterian church, and a Liberal party town councillor. I read Mickey Spillane under the bedclothes; my first erotica of the time was Suzy Wong, a hardback form the library (wow Revelation and I do not mean the book of the bible); later when i smoked Papier Mais and drank beer, Herman Hesse was on the elbow on Hampstead Heath England..........

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