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In 1962, two Islington residents, aspiring writer Joe Orton and his partner and mentor Kenneth Halliwell, were each sentenced to six months imprisonment for malicious damage to Islington Public Library books. Mark Aston, curator of the Joe Orton
Collection of defaced book covers at Islington Museum, tells the story surrounding the life and crimes of Orton and Halliwell in the north London borough.