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Anger over 'sexualised' cover for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

A new cover for Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was last night branded ‘creepy’ by critics.

The Penguin Modern Classics edition - aimed at the adult market - is being released to mark the book’s 50th anniversary.

But its cover, featuring a photograph of a heavily made up young girl wearing a feather boa and sitting on her mother’s knee with a doll-like expression, sparked an immediate backlash.

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