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Health And Safety Does For Author Lindsey Gardiner’s Dragons

by | 19th, November 2007

AS Dizzy notes: “Here be health and safety nonsense”:

Without a doubt this has to be a contender for silliest story of the month if true. According to a tiny column filler in the Times, the author Lindsey Gardiner has said that her publishing editors objected to a scene in one her books where a dragons toasted marshmallows by using the flames from its nose on the grounds that ‘it looked dangerous and went against health and safety’.

Update: Also in the Telegraph.

Another of her novels, When Poppy and Max Grow Up, initially included a scene where a little boy climbed a ladder, but that too was changed.

“They didn’t allow Max to be on a ladder because they thought it was precarious. But when I changed it, I had him standing on a pile of three paint cans, which is much more dangerous, and they didn’t have a problem with that,” she said.

Harry Potter made me wear glasses…

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