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'Sexist' Hampshire library bookmarks criticised

Two bookmarks promoting male and female-only novels have been criticised as "sexist" by a Hampshire author.

The bookmarks found at Eastleigh Library
Lucy Cruickshanks

One of the county council-produced bookmarks features the words "Male Lit" and the names of 18 male authors, while the "Chick Lit" bookmark only mentions female writers. 

Author Lucy Cruickshanks, who found the bookmarks at Eastleigh Library, said: "Everything about them wound me up". 

Hampshire Libraries said they were being withdrawn.