Tag: George Orwell

Calling all lovers of The Hunger Games, Maze Runner, etc. etc.  Anyone who likes dystopian literature, or the struggles of the one against the many, against the State.  Here I go again, getting HIGHLY excited about a radio dramatisation that …

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  The Guardian are currently running a series of articles on ‘books to give you hope’ and the inclusion of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale caught my eye.  Whilst it’s a favourite book, it’s not one I would necessarily have …

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Today we wish ‘many happy returns’ to Aldous Huxley, born in 1894. Huxley came from a famous family, and was educated at Eton and Oxford, but by the time he died he was widely-recognised in his own right as an …

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“War is Peace Freedom is Slavery Ignorance is Strength” and “2+2=5” Want to know more?  What do these confusing statements mean?  What’s all the fuss about?

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Today we celebrate the birthday of Eric Arthur Blair, probably better known to most of you as George Orwell. It’s no exaggeration to say that Orwell’s writing changed my life. Back in 1981, I was given a copy of the …

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