I visited the offices of Pan Macmillan last week to interview William Horwood, he of Duncton Wood fame, and in the process got chatting to his editor Julie Crisp about the children’s books which hold up on rereading as an adult. It was sparked by Horwood’s moles, which, we both agreed stand the test of time (although both of us had failed to
notice the incest when we were children, adding fuel to my censorship-is-pointless theory that kids take what they want/need from books, ignoring the rest). les mer: