The Happy Endings Foundation's East of England Cheering Committee.

I'm hoping that this is an Onion article that was picked up by mistake:

As part of the campaign, letters have been sent out to school libraries asking them to remove Lemony Snicket books from the shelves and HEF are holding a number of activities, such as Bad Book Bonfires, where they are encouraging people on Guy Fawkes's Night to make their bonfires from “bad books”. Other reads on their “bad book” list include Villette by Charlotte Bronte, The Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys, The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson and Shockheaded Peter by Heinrich Hoffman.

It's just too ridiculous to be true.  Right?

Oh, and be sure to note that this group (if it's real) isn't related to the I've-Never-Heard-Of-Shirley-Jackson-Even-Though-I'm-A-Creative-Writing-Professor lady.

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