Shelf life: Looking at secular books I got into a conversation about this book on the train. It ran: ‘Strange title!’ ‘Its a children’s book.’ ... ‘What’s it about?’ ‘Well, the holocaust, really.’ ‘For children? Weird.’ Secular Shelf Life Sarah Allen THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS: A FableBy John Boyne David Fickling Press. £10.99ISBN 0385 60940X subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.