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An increasing number of famous books are edited. Book publishers are worried about sexist and racist words in books. They are that language in older books might people today, especially children. Two authors that have had their work this week are Roald Dahl and Ian Fleming. Dahl is famous for books like "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". Fleming the James Bond books. Publishers are "sensitivity readers" to check books. A sensitivity reader for language that minorities in an "insensitive or offensive" way. A lot of the language they check to another time. It was written 50 or more years ago. Back then, the language was to be okay.

The recent edits of the James Bond books because of insensitive language about black characters and women. The sensitivity readers that the language by James Bond, also as 007, was racist and sexist. The 007 books will now be with a warning. This explains that the books were in the 1950s and 60s, so they contained "terms and attitudes" that might upset readers today. Many people in the UK are angry that Roald Dahl's books were . The UK's prime minister, the future UK queen and the author Salman Rushdie all said the edits wrong. An example edit is the word "fat" being by "enormous". The word "fat" now a negative term for a person's body shape.

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