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Untitled article by Associated Press writer. 1 May. In response to the condemnation of The Naked and the Dead (48.2) by the (London) Sunday Times, Mailer replies,

The possible banning of the book was discussed on the floor of the House of Commons, and widely in the British press. The British Attorney General, Sir Hartley Shawcross, while finding the novel to be “foul, lewd and revolting,” ultimately decided not to initiate proceedings against it. See 65.21, 68.31, 92.12, 95.53.