Peter Sheridan

After Dahl: what the sensitivity readers did next

16 titles that might just be in their sights

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Roald Dahl in 1971 [Getty Images]

Sensitivity readers have been busy lately, first rewriting the works of Roald Dahl, and then trimming Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels, ostensibly making them less offensive to modern readers. So what will they edit next – and how might they bring it into line with modern mores?

Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A.

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