When I say I don't censor my children's reading, I'm not lying. What I do censor are the books I read aloud.
Like this bit in Farmer Boy - "They have driven out two teachers," he said. "Last year they hurt Jonas Lane so bad he died of it later."
And I won't be reading this bit from our new read-aloud, The Box of Delights.
"Done ?" the porter said. "Er, he was a bad one. He had a row with his father-in-law, and he got a big sharp knife and cut the poor man up, put him through the mincer and sold him to the dog's meat man."
Goes against all principles of non-bowdlerisation. But tell me, could you put a seven year old to bed with visions of murder and mincing in his head ?