The Times view on erotica in a phone box library: Phone Sex

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There are certain phone booths in big cities, often near mainline railway stations, where you would not be shocked to see adverts for certain services. You would not expect, however, to come across detailed descriptions of the pleasures (or sins, depending on your point of view) of the flesh in a disused telephone box in deepest Hampshire.

That is nevertheless what has been happening in the pretty village of Hurstbourne Tarrant. Persons unknown have been leaving copies of “salacious adult literature” in the booth, which is the location for the local community library. The parish council has now taken to pleading with the distributor of what schoolboys of an earlier age used to call “mucky books”, now termed “erotic fiction”, to desist.