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

oddenda at gmail.com oddenda at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 18:23:02 EDT 2011

I wrote too hastily! Thank you for straightening that out, Melissa.


On , 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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