A literary tribute with snozzcumber garnish

<p>William Boot</p><p>"BAN THIS BOOK!" is the sort of headline that lowers the spirits. But there it was, in "This is Penarth", the online edition of the Penarth Times. (I am indebted to that excellent Book Trade News Digest e-mail newsletter for pointing me in this unexpected direction.) "A Penarth grandmother is calling for a well-known Cardiff author's book to be banned because it has frightening parallels to Jamie Bulger's murder," the story begins. "It [the story] mirrors the actions of Jon Venables and Robert Thompson when they abducted and horifically[sic] murdered two-year-old Jamie...

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