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Dr James Whitehead said pornography had no place in the classroom (Courtney Sacco/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP)

Dr James Whitehead has responded to calls for pornography to be taught in schools

Dr Anita Brookner won Britain's Booker McConnell fiction prize for Hotel du Lac (PA)

There was certainly an inner melancholy to Anita Brookner’s fiction

“Everyone panics when you try to do anything religious on the telly," said Downton's historical adviser

Downton is accurate in at least one regard in that it gives us a taster of anti-Catholic prejudice

Author EL James poses with her erotic novel, 50 Shades of Grey (PA)

No great novelist should have to resort to explicit sex scenes

Box Hill in Surrey is famous for its beautiful views and features in the Jane Austen novel, Emma (PA)

Have we turned nature into another form of self-indulgence?

‘Joyous atheists’: the ultimate oxymoron?

The phrase strikes a tinny note against this Catholic’s lexical eardrum