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A splendidly entertaining book... finds the morality campaigner comically wrong on many matters but impressively prescient about pornography and paedophile TV personalities.' --Mark Lawson, Guardian Books of the Year
Hilarious but timely selection of letters for the Mary Whitehouse archive. -- The Sunday Times 'Must Read'
In Ban This Filth!, Ben Thompson unveils the filth and the fury from the Mary Whitehouse archive! The birth of British pop culture and the swinging sixties told through outraged letters and angry campaigns.See all Product Description
The title 'Ban This Filth!' of this 2012 book ('Edited by Ben Thompson', published by faber and faber) is misleading. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Rerevisionist
If you know about Mary Whitehouse in todays society it`s hard not to see where she was coming from. Back in the 60`s/70s though she came across as a bit of a crackpot. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Michael Agate
I found this quite a difficult book to 'get into' but otherwise it provides an insight into how Mary Whitehouse and her organisation came to prominence, and the concerns they... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
Mary Whitehouse's gifts for publicity and propaganda were far-reaching indeed.The fact that she pushed a very right-wing,evangelical Christian view of the world (think the US Moral... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Franz Bieberkopf
I bought this for a friend, I must say as I thought it would be quite funny given the focus on the correspondence. Read morePublished on 8 Jan. 2013 by Marts
Highly entertaining read for those who lived through Mrs Whitehouse's era of letterwriting...possibly an insight into a lost world for the email-only generation. Read morePublished on 27 Dec. 2012 by Mrs. R. G. Sedgwick