Salacious Sub-Editors Get Their Genres Confused

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When author Ida Pollock passed away last week at the age of 105 she left an enviable record as a romance writer. She produced 125 titles and sold millions of copies over nine decades.

“My books are full of hope and romance rather than sex,” she said in an interview in April this year.

How did the UK Daily Mail, soon to have an Australian online edition, commemorate her passing?

With the headline ‘World’s oldest erotic novelist dies aged 105 – and she was still writing racy bodice-rippers up until her death’.

The Daily Mail recently published photos from a US bank robbery as coming from a terrorist attack in Kenya.

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