[DWJ] Deep Secret 1st American edition (was Re: nursing)

Charlotte Taylor ccwtaylor at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 13:37:18 EDT 2011

I guess the moment I get home from work I'm going to go see if I've got
rabbit testicles or not....

every day a new adventure!


On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 1:20 PM, Melissa Proffitt <Melissa at proffitt.com>wrote:

> On Mon, 12 Sep 2011 23:41:02 +0100, Joe wrote:
> >
> >On 12 Sep 2011, at 23:22, deborah.dwj at suberic.net wrote:
> >>
> >> I mean, unless you can make it on-topic,
> >
> >I can't resist mentioning Rupert's comment about Janine's horrible
> >appliqued jersey. Which was offensive enough to somebody to be
> >bowdlerised out of the first American edition, if I recall correctly,
> >so that rather makes your point for you.
> >
> This is inaccurate. The first American edition, published by Tor (and,
> incidentally, as adult fiction) in hardcover has the reference to rabbits'
> testicles (p. 258), breasts cut off and so forth. Any bowdlerization had to
> be original to the later reissue, which I think was by Tor's YA imprint
> Starscape. This would not be the first misstep by the editors of that line,
> though in general their reissues have been very good. It's unfortunate that
> most readers will only have access to the newer, badly-revised edition.
> Melissa Proffitt
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