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Poll: Will you read Alan Shatter's novel 'Laura'?

It comes with the tag line: “A novel you will never forget.”

Image: Will Hanafin via Twitter

MINISTER ALAN SHATTER has confirmed that his 23-year-old novel Laura will hit bookshelves early next week.

The Fine Gael TD told Morning Ireland that the publisher, Poolbeg, had asked for permission to republish it following renewed interest because of recent media attention.

Reports this morning revealed that a fresh complaint about the 1989 book has been made to the Censorship of Publications Board. It is unclear what the nature of the complaint is but books can be banned in Ireland for two reasons: because they are indecent or obscene or for advocating the procurement of abortion or miscarriage.

So, today we’re simply asking: Will you read Alan Shatter’s novel Laura?

Poll Results:

Hell, no (1935)
Sure, I've already read it (1568)
I'm undecided (292)
Hell, yes (230)

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