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Peter Sinclair writes from Bedfordshire, Wednesday, October 16, 2002
Boycott News: Waterstone's starts censoring history?AS IT was my birthday not so long ago my family gave me some book vouchers. It was my intention to encourage Waterstones in Milton Keynes to stock some of your books so I ordered your latest book Hitler's War four weeks ago.
Having heard nothing from them I enquired yesterday what was happening with the order and was told that owing to the recent judgment made against you, they would no longer sell your books.
I think this is despicable and I will no longer buy any books from them.
- Affidavit sworn by Mr Irving's personal assistant on an episode at the Waterstone's branch in Colchester, Essex
- Coren of The Times squirts bile over Mr Irving's new books
- Press release announcing Hitler's War and Churchill's War publication
- The New Statesman refuses to carry advert
- Outrage in "Publisher's Weekly" at BookExpo Stand (and anger at the advertisement)
DAVID IRVING writes:
TIM Waterstone, founder of the famous group of bookstores, once assured me in a private letter that he would never condone anby kind of censorship in his stores. Then came the takeover, and most of the History Departments are now manned by ring-in-the-nose Marxist yobbos. As Mr Sinclair points out, there is no obligation to shop at Waterstone's when W H Smith can provide a more reliable book ordering service.