A graphic novel that depicts the sexual encounters of fairytale heroines has made history as the first book pulled from the New Zealand National Library catalogue for being too explicit.
The book has never been classified by the censor and the decision of the library to self-censor has angered those who say libraries should be champions of literary freedom.
It has now become a cause celebre for fans wanting to have the book returned to the shelves and the library has indicated it may yet put it back.
Lost Girls, by English graphic novel writer Alan Moore and his wife, artist Melinda Gebbie, was originally purchased in 2008 for the library’s collection at the request of a member.
It was removed from the catalogue after questions were raised over its content.
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