Roald Dahl Censored by Sensitivity Readers

Newspeak strikes again. Where does it end?

Simon Dillon
Blow Your Stack
Published in
4 min readFeb 18, 2023

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Some of Roald Dahl’s books with other books. Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash

According to this article in The Daily Telegraph, the publisher of Roald Dahl’s classic novels, Puffin, has made hundreds of changes to new editions after having passages highlighted as potentially offensive by so-called “sensitivity readers”. As far as I can tell, there was no great groundswell of offence at the…

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Simon Dillon
Blow Your Stack

Novelist and Short Story-ist. Film and Book Lover. If you cut me, I bleed celluloid and paper pulp. Blog: www.simondillonbooks.wordpress.com