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Nineteen Eighty-Four

Paperback, 07/02/2013, £10.99
£9.89
Ever since its publication in 1949, George Orwell's terrifying vision of a totalitarian regime where Big Brother controls its citizens like 'a boot stamping on a human face' has become a touchstone for human freedom, and one of the most widely-read books in the world. In this edition, the author elucidates the full meaning of this satire.

England Your England

Paperback, 30/03/2017, £1.99
£1.79

Animal Farm: Illustrated

Paperback, 27/08/2015, £8.99
£8.09
The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again: but already it was impossible to say which was which...

Complete Novels of George Orwell

Paperback, 04/06/2009, £30.00
£27.00
Describing a revolution that goes horribly wrong, this title portrays a world where human freedom has been crushed, are two of the most famous, well-quoted and influential political satires ever written.

Decline of the English Murder

Paperback, 27/08/2009, £4.99
£4.49
Explores the English love of reading about a good murder in the papers (and laments the passing of the heyday of the 'perfect' murder involving class, sex and poisoning), as well as unfolds author's views on everything from boys' weeklies to naughty seaside postcards.

Homage to Catalonia

Paperback, 30/03/2000, £9.99
£8.99
Following his experiences as a militiaman in the Spanish Civil War, the author brings to bear all the force of his humanity, passion and clarity, describing with bitter intensity the bright hopes and cynical betrayals of that chaotic episode: the revolutionary euphoria of Barcelona, the courage of ordinary Spanish men and more.

Coming Up for Air

Paperback, 25/01/2001, £9.99
£8.99
George Bowling, forty-five, mortgaged, married with children, is an insurance salesman with an expanding waistline, a new set of false teeth - and a desperate desire to escape his dreary life. He fears modern times - since, in 1939, the Second World War is imminent - foreseeing food queues, soldiers, secret police and tyranny.

Keep the Aspidistra Flying

Paperback, 26/08/2000, £9.99
£8.99
Gordon Comstock loathes dull, middle-class respectability and worship of money. He gives up a 'good job' in advertising to work part-time in a bookshop, giving him more time to write. But he slides instead into a self-induced poverty that destroys his creativity and his spirit.

Down and Out in Paris and London

Paperback, 27/09/2001, £8.99
£8.09
Deals with the underworld of society. In this book, the author documents a world of unrelenting drudgery and squalor - sleeping in bug-infested hostels and doss houses of last resort, working as a dishwasher in Paris' vile 'Hotel X', surviving on scraps and cigarette butts, living alongside tramps, a star-gazing pavement artist and more.

Clergyman's Daughter

Paperback, 28/09/2000, £10.99
£9.89
Intimidated by her father, the rector of Knype Hill, Dorothy performs her submissive roles of dutiful daughter and bullied housekeeper. Her thoughts are taken up with the costumes she is making for the church school play. Suddenly her routine shatters and Dorothy finds herself down and out in London.

Road to Wigan Pier

Paperback, 24/02/2001, £9.99
£8.99
Deals with the working-class life in the bleak industrial heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire in the 1930s, the Road to Wigan Pier is a brilliant and bitter polemic that has lost none of its political impact over time. This title includes descriptions of social injustice, cramped slum housing, dangerous mining conditions, squalor, and more.