George Orwell

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Simon Schama’s History of Now review – this highly personal show is simplistic and outdated
The academic’s look at truth, democracy and art has its heart very much in the right place. But too often it’s fighting old battles rather than grasping the modern reality of untruths

Jack Seale

27, Nov, 2022 @10:15 PM

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George Orwell’s classic works to be published on Substack
Down and Out in Paris and London will start the project and be delivered to subscribers in ‘coffee break’ segments

Sarah Shaffi

25, Oct, 2022 @10:11 AM

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Letter: Peter Davison obituary
Richard Else writes: Peter was a hugely inspirational teacher and mentor to his students

Richard Else

29, Sep, 2022 @3:37 PM

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1984: was the year quite as awful as George Orwell predicted?
Big Brother wasn’t watching you, but there was the IRA Brighton bombing, famine in Africa and the miners’ strike to think about

Chris Hall

25, Sep, 2022 @5:45 AM

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Peter Davison obituary
Leading authority on the life of George Orwell who edited the mammoth 20-volume George Orwell: The Complete Works

DJ Taylor

04, Sep, 2022 @4:22 PM

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George Monbiot wins Orwell prize for journalism
Author recognised for his decades-long commitment to neglected environmental issues

Amelia Hill

15, Jul, 2022 @2:58 PM

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Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four was about liberalism, not totalitarianism, claims Moscow diplomat
Maria Zakharova says idea book is about totalitarianism is ‘one of the biggest global fakes’, in claim disputed by Russian translator

Pjotr Sauer

23, May, 2022 @12:50 PM

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Orwell, the towering conscience of a generation, unmasked | Letter
Letter: In an essay, the novelist confesses that he might possibly have written reviews of books he had not read, writes Peter Davis

Letters

29, Apr, 2022 @3:24 PM

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Digested week: practice doesn’t make perfect for Boris Johnson apology | John Crace
PM still did not sound entirely sincere over Partygate – and later proved repentance was skin deep

John Crace

22, Apr, 2022 @3:54 PM

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The icy pull of tragic polar exploration | Brief letters
Brief letters: A fascination with tragic heroes | Is artificial intelligence an oxymoron? | Orwell’s linguistic inventions | From Granny to Mum to Mumma | Sailing to San Serriffe

01, Apr, 2022 @4:52 PM

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Freedom to Think by Susie Alegre review – the big tech threat to free thought
The modern online environment undermines our independence of opinion, argues a human rights lawyer

Steven Poole

31, Mar, 2022 @6:30 AM

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NoViolet Bulawayo: ‘I’m encouraged by this new generation that wants better’
The Booker-shortlisted author talks about Zimbabwe after Mugabe - and drawing on Orwell for her brilliant new political satire

Alex Clark

19, Mar, 2022 @9:00 AM

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