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Book: 1984, by George Orwell

BookNineteen Eighty-Four

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Penguin

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It can sometimes take a while for a book to grab your attention; … 517 more words


JONATHAN SWIFT (1667-1745)

JONATHAN SWIFT (1667-1745)

Jonathan Swift was born in Dublin of English parents, he did not do well as a student but he was eventually granted his degree by “Special Grace”. 1,333 more words


DANIEL DEFOE (1660-1731)

DANIEL DEFOE (1660-1731)

Daniel Defoe led an adventurous life. He travelled extensively, was a journalist, a writer, a spy and he was a businessman who faced bankruptcy and made it through using any method he could, even those that were not considered altogether legal, he strongly supported Whig ideas and then denied them to get himself out of prison, self-assertive and strong minded he pursued his interests as best he could. 1,535 more words

NW by Zadie Smith: portrait of a divided city

Until a few years ago few visitors to London would have made it to the parts of the city that collectively form the postcode area known as NW (an abbreviation of North West). 997 more words

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All That Man Is by David Szalay: #ManBooker 2016 shortlisted

Nine men. Separated by time, place and attitude but all at a critical turning point in their lives. Decisions they make now – or in some cases fail to make – will have long lasting consequences.  941 more words

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The Many by Wyl Menmuir #ManBookerlonglist2016

Is it possible to enjoy a book and appreciate the skill that went into creation and yet finish it not being entirely convinced I understood everything that was contained within its pages? 1,042 more words

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Top 10 book-to-tv series

This is the time of year where, in the Northern Hemisphere, the TV companies decide to emerge from their summer hibernation and role out their new series. 1,309 more words

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