Jacqueline Wilson admits Enid Blyton “wouldn’t be that thrilled” about her woke rewrite of The Magic Faraway Tree as author’s society says it’s a “pity” new “gender equality” version has been commissioned

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The Free Speech Union, which advocates freedom of speech, added: “Classic works of children’s literature should not be rewritten to make them more politically correct. They are of their time and teaching children that previous generations thought differently to them is a more valuable lesson than shoehorning in woke platitudes about gender equality. What’s next? Is Jacqueline Wilson going to rewrite Lord of the Flies and change Piggy’s name to Percy to avoid fat-shaming?”

James Gant, MailOnline, 12th January 2022.