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Orwell was at heart always the colonial policeman and the Etonian...a cultural reactionary and yet a Socialist.
The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell is a book requested by the Left Book Club on the issue of poverty and mass unemployment in the industrial north of England.
Orwell isn't too much of a graphic artist, but he gives you enough detail that it's a minor imaginative task to reconstruct the lifestyle he's writing about.
As usual George Orwell is a great writer as he details the squalid living conditions of post industrial England. Excellent.Published 1 month ago by Joanne
Many of the current issues of poverty and unemployment appear to have been the norm when Orwell wrote this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sonny Pitchumani
The book is not for entertainment but is interesting as an insight into social conditions of the pre-second world war society in Britain and Europe. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mazda 6
A very moving account of a man who died too young to influence journalists other than Christopher Hitchens. I miss them both.Published 2 months ago by Fran Luck
Orwell at his best, describing poverty as only he could. Check out all his work. It is some of the best reading you will ever know.Published 4 months ago by Patrick Shadrick
This is not the Orwell you think about in terms of Animal Farm or 1984. This is an insight to Orwell that lets the reader inside and see from where he comes. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jim Altfeld
Having worked at the coal face in a 1 metre seam, his description was perfect and my wife was shocked to think I could work down there for 5 years.Published 6 months ago by bill king
a reminder of times before the world became 'cool' and writers had fine-tunes command of the English language and knew and cared what they were writing about. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ralph Mace
The first half of this book should be required reading for every citizen of The West who considered the Western World superior to the oppressive regimes of the middle east and... Read morePublished 8 months ago by armadillo