Book ban campaigners deliver "hundreds of books" to MoJ

English PEN and the Howard League for Penal Reform today (11th December) delivered hundreds of books to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to send on to prisoners. Authors Francesca Simon and Miranda France joined representatives of the charities, who wore Christmas-themed clothing and offered mince pies to staff as they took the gift-wrapped books to the MoJ’s London headquarters. The delivery was part of the Books for Prisoners campaign, which fought against an MoJ ban on prisoners being sent books. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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