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R v Penguin Books Ltd

Index R v Penguin Books Ltd

R v Penguin Books Ltd was the public prosecution in the UK at the Old Bailey of Penguin Books under the Obscene Publications Act 1959 for the publication of D. H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover. [1]

72 relations: Allen Lane, Anne Scott-James, Bernardine Bishop, Bow Street Magistrates' Court, Cecil Day-Lewis, Chief constable, Common law, D. H. Lawrence, Dial Press, Dilys Powell, Director of Public Prosecutions (England and Wales), Donald Tytler, E. M. Forster, Francis Cammaerts, Francis Williams, Baron Francis-Williams, Geoffrey Robertson, Gerald Gardiner, Baron Gardiner, Germinal (novel), Graham Hough, Grove Press, Hector Hetherington, Helen Gardner (critic), Hicklin test, High Windows, Innocent dissemination, Inspector, Irving v Penguin Books Ltd, James Hemming, Janet Adam Smith, Jeremy Hutchinson, Baron Hutchinson of Lullington, John Robinson (bishop of Woolwich), Kenneth Muir (scholar), Kew, Lady Chatterley's Lover, Laurence Byrne, Legal opinion, Martin Secker, Mervyn Griffith-Jones, National archives, Noel Annan, Baron Annan, Norman St John-Stevas, Obscene libel, Obscene Publications Act 1959, Old Bailey, OZ (magazine), Parliament of the United Kingdom, Penguin Books, Penguin Group (USA) Inc. v. American Buddha, Permissive society, Peterborough, ..., Philip Larkin, Private member's bill, Raymond Williams, Rebecca West, Rebuttable presumption, Richard Hoggart, Roy Jenkins, Select committee, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, Society of Authors, Stanley Unwin (publisher), Stephen Potter, The Chatterley Affair, The Decameron, The Establishment, The Spectator, Theobald Mathew (solicitor), United Kingdom, Veronica Wedgwood, Vivian de Sola Pinto, Walter Allen, William Emrys Williams. Expand index (22 more) »

Allen Lane

Sir Allen Lane (born Allen Lane Williams; 21 September 1902 – 7 July 1970) was a British publisher who together with his brothers Richard and John Lane founded Penguin Books in 1935, bringing high-quality paperback fiction and non-fiction to the mass market.

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Anne Scott-James

Anne Eleanor Scott-James, Lady Lancaster (5 April 1913 – 13 May 2009) was an English journalist and author.

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Bernardine Bishop

Bernardine Anna Livia Mary Bishop (née Wall; 16 August 1939 – 4 July 2013) was an English novelist, teacher and psychotherapist.

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Bow Street Magistrates' Court

Bow Street Magistrates' Court became the most famous magistrates' court in England in the latter part of its 266-year existence, on the specialisation of the Old Bailey to a Crown Court.

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Cecil Day-Lewis

Cecil Day-Lewis (or Day Lewis) (27 April 1904 – 22 May 1972), often writing as C. Day-Lewis, was an Anglo-Irish poet and the Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1968 until his death in 1972.

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Chief constable

Chief Constable is the rank used by the chief police officer of every territorial police force in the United Kingdom except for the City of London Police and the Metropolitan Police, as well as the chief officers of the three 'special' national police forces, the British Transport Police, Ministry of Defence Police, and Civil Nuclear Constabulary.

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Common law

Common law (also known as judicial precedent or judge-made law, or case law) is that body of law derived from judicial decisions of courts and similar tribunals.

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D. H. Lawrence

Herman Melville, Friedrich Nietzsche, Arthur Schopenhauer, Lev Shestov, Walt Whitman | influenced.

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Dial Press

The Dial Press was a publishing house founded in 1923 by Lincoln MacVeagh.

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Dilys Powell

Elizabeth Dilys Powell, CBE (20 July 1901 – 3 June 1995) was an English journalist who wrote for The Sunday Times for over fifty years.

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Director of Public Prosecutions (England and Wales)

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is the third most senior public prosecutor in England and Wales (after the Attorney General and Solicitor General).

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Donald Tytler

Donald Alexander Tytler (2 May 1925 – 1992) was the 8th Bishop of Middleton.

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E. M. Forster

Edward Morgan Forster (1 January 18797 June 1970) was an English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist.

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Francis Cammaerts

Francis Charles Albert Cammaerts, DSO (16 June 1916 – 3 July 2006) was an outstanding Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent who organised French Resistance groups to sabotage German communications in occupied France.

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Francis Williams, Baron Francis-Williams

Edward Francis Williams, Baron Francis-Williams (10 March 1903 – 5 June 1970), known as Frank Williams, was a British newspaper editor.

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Geoffrey Robertson

Geoffrey Ronald Robertson (born 30 September 1946) is a human rights barrister, academic, author and broadcaster.

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Gerald Gardiner, Baron Gardiner

Gerald Austin Gardiner, Baron Gardiner, (30 May 1900 – 7 January 1990) was a British Labour politician, who served as Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain from 1964 to 1970 and during that time he introduced into British law as many reforms as any Lord Chancellor had done before or since.

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Germinal (novel)

Germinal is the thirteenth novel in Émile Zola's twenty-volume series Les Rougon-Macquart.

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Graham Hough

Graham Goulden (or Goulder) Hough (14 February 1908 - 5 September 1990) was an English literary critic and poet, Professor of English at Cambridge University from 1966 to 1975.

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Grove Press

Grove Press is an American publishing imprint that was founded in 1947.

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Hector Hetherington

Sir Hector James Wright Hetherington (21 July 1888 – 15 January 1965) was a Scottish philosopher, who was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool from 1927 to 1936, and Principal of the University of Glasgow until 1961.

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Helen Gardner (critic)

Dame Helen Louise Gardner, DBE, FBA (13 February 1908 – 4 June 1986) was an English literary critic and academic.

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Hicklin test

The Hicklin test is a legal test for obscenity established by the English case Regina v. Hicklin (1868).

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High Windows

High Windows is a collection of poems by English poet Philip Larkin, and was published in 1974 by Faber and Faber Limited.

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Innocent dissemination

A person who is found to have published a defamatory statement may evoke a defence of innocent dissemination, which absolves him/her of liability provided that he/she had no knowledge of the defamatory nature of the statement, and that his/her failure to detect the defamatory content was not due to negligence.

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Inspector

Inspector is both a police rank and an administrative position, both used in a number of contexts.

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Irving v Penguin Books Ltd

David Irving v Penguin Books and Deborah Lipstadt is a case in English law against American author Deborah Lipstadt and her publisher Penguin Books, filed in an English court by the British author David Irving in 1996, asserting that Lipstadt had libelled him in her book Denying the Holocaust.

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James Hemming

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Janet Adam Smith

Janet Buchanan Adam Smith OBE (9 December 1905 – 11 September 1999) was a writer, editor, literary journalist and champion of Scottish literature.

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Jeremy Hutchinson, Baron Hutchinson of Lullington

Jeremy Nicolas Hutchinson, Baron Hutchinson of Lullington (28 March 1915 – 13 November 2017) was a British lawyer.

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John Robinson (bishop of Woolwich)

John Arthur Thomas Robinson (16 May 1919 – 5 December 1983) was an English New Testament scholar, author and the Anglican Bishop of Woolwich.

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Kenneth Muir (scholar)

Kenneth Arthur Muir (5 May 1907 – 30 September 1996) was a literary scholar and author, prominent in the fields of Shakespeare studies and English Renaissance theatre.

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Kew

Kew is a suburban district in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, north-east of Richmond and west by south-west of Charing Cross; its population at the 2011 Census was 11,436.

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Lady Chatterley's Lover

Lady Chatterley's Lover is a novel by D. H. Lawrence, first published privately in 1928 in Italy, and in 1929 in France and Australia.

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Laurence Byrne

Sir Lawrence Byrne (17 September 1896 – 1 November 1965) was a barrister and High Court judge.

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Legal opinion

In law, a legal opinion is in certain jurisdictions a written explanation by a judge or group of judges that accompanies an order or ruling in a case, laying out the rationale and legal principles for the ruling.

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Martin Secker

Martin Secker (6 April 1882 – 6 April 1978), born Percy Martin Secker Klingender, was a London publisher who was responsible for producing the work of a distinguished group of literary authors, including D. H. Lawrence, Thomas Mann, Norman Douglas, Henry James, Compton Mackenzie, and George Orwell.

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Mervyn Griffith-Jones

John Mervyn Guthrie Griffith-Jones, CBE MC (1 July 1909 – 13 July 1979) was a British judge and former barrister.

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National archives

National archives are the archives of a country.

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Noel Annan, Baron Annan

Noel Gilroy Annan, Baron Annan, OBE (25 December 1916 – 21 February 2000) was a British military intelligence officer, author, and academic.

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Norman St John-Stevas

Norman Panayea St John-Stevas, Baron St John of Fawsley, (18 May 1929 – 2 March 2012) was a British politician, author, and barrister.

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Obscene libel

The publication of an obscene libel was an offence under the common law of England.

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Obscene Publications Act 1959

The Obscene Publications Act 1959 (c. 66) is an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom Parliament that significantly reformed the law related to obscenity in England and Wales.

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Old Bailey

The Central Criminal Court of England and Wales, commonly referred to as the Old Bailey from the street on which it stands, is a court in London and one of a number of buildings housing the Crown Court.

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OZ (magazine)

OZ was an underground alternative magazine.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom

The Parliament of the United Kingdom, commonly known as the UK Parliament or British Parliament, is the supreme legislative body of the United Kingdom, the Crown dependencies and overseas territories.

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Penguin Books

Penguin Books is a British publishing house.

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Penguin Group (USA) Inc. v. American Buddha

Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

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Permissive society

A permissive society is a society in which social norms become increasingly liberal, especially with regard to sexual freedom.

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Peterborough

Peterborough is a cathedral city in Cambridgeshire, England, with a population of 183,631 in 2011.

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Philip Larkin

Philip Arthur Larkin (9 August 1922 – 2 December 1985) was an English poet, novelist and librarian.

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Private member's bill

A private member's bill in a parliamentary system of government is a bill (proposed law) introduced into a legislature by a legislator who is not acting on behalf of the executive branch.

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Raymond Williams

Raymond Henry Williams (31 August 1921 – 26 January 1988) was a Welsh Marxist theorist, academic, novelist and critic.

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Rebecca West

Dame Cicely Isabel Fairfield DBE (21 December 1892 – 15 March 1983), known as Rebecca West, or Dame Rebecca West, was a British author, journalist, literary critic and travel writer.

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Rebuttable presumption

Both in common law and in civil law, a rebuttable presumption (in Latin, praesumptio iuris tantum) is an assumption made by a court, one that is taken to be true unless someone comes forward to contest it and prove otherwise.

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Richard Hoggart

Herbert Richard Hoggart FRSL (24 September 1918 – 10 April 2014) was a British academic whose career covered the fields of sociology, English literature and cultural studies, with emphasis on British popular culture.

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Roy Jenkins

Roy Harris Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead, (11 November 1920 – 5 January 2003) was a British Labour Party, SDP and Liberal Democrat politician, and biographer of British political leaders.

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Select committee

A select committee is a committee made up of a small number of parliamentary members appointed to deal with particular areas or issues originating in the Westminster system of parliamentary democracy.

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Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge

The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK) is the oldest Anglican mission organisation, and the leading publisher of Christian books in the United Kingdom.

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Society of Authors

The Society of Authors (SoA) is a United Kingdom trade union for professional writers, illustrators and literary translators that was founded in 1884 to protect the rights and further the interests of authors.

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Stanley Unwin (publisher)

Sir Stanley Unwin, KCMG (19 December 1884 – 13 October 1968) was a British publisher and founder of the George Allen and Unwin Ltd UK publishing house in 1914, on the very day that the First World War was declared.

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Stephen Potter

Stephen Meredith Potter (1 February 1900 – 2 December 1969) was a British author best known for his parodies of self-help books, and their film and television derivatives.

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The Chatterley Affair

The Chatterley Affair is a BBC television drama, produced by BBC Wales and broadcast on BBC Four on 20 March 2006.

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The Decameron

The Decameron (Italian title: "Decameron" or "Decamerone"), subtitled "Prince Galehaut" (Old Prencipe Galeotto and sometimes nicknamed "Umana commedia", "Human comedy"), is a collection of novellas by the 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–1375).

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The Establishment

The Establishment generally denotes a dominant group or elite that holds power or authority in a nation or organisation.

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The Spectator

The Spectator is a weekly British magazine on politics, culture, and current affairs.

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Theobald Mathew (solicitor)

Sir Theobald Mathew, (4 November 1898 – 29 February 1964) was Director of Public Prosecutions from 1944 to 1964, making him the longest-serving DPP.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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Veronica Wedgwood

Dame Cicely Veronica Wedgwood, (20 July 1910 – 9 March 1997) was an English historian who published under the name C. V. Wedgwood.

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Vivian de Sola Pinto

Vivian de Sola Pinto (9 December 1895 – 27 July 1969) was a British poet, literary critic and historian.

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Walter Allen

Walter Ernest Allen (23 February 1911 – 28 February 1995) was an English literary critic and novelist and one of the Birmingham Group of authors.

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William Emrys Williams

William Emrys Bill Williams (1896–1977) was Editor-in-Chief of Penguin Books from 1936 to 1965 and an educationalist and powerhouse of popular education in the 20th century.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R_v_Penguin_Books_Ltd

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