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BfK No. 51 - July 1988
Cover Story The illustration on our cover is by Andrew Tiffen from a new collection by Michael Rosen, The Hypnotiser, published by Andre Deutsch (0 233 97929 8, £5.95). We are grateful to Andre Deutsch for help in using this.
When Loving Encounters: a book for teenagers about sex by Rosemary Stones arrived a few weeks ago, it demanded our attention. Here was a new book about sex with a clear and uncompromising voice.
We asked two Hertfordshire librarians, Helen Boothroyd and Anthony Tilke, to talk to colleagues and local schools for their reactions and to see how the book stands up against the current DES circular (Sex Education at School) and the recent controversial legislation, in particular, Section 28.