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May 22, 2015

Winners announced for the Orwell Prize 2015 James Meek’s PRIVATE ISLAND wins the Orwell Prize Read more

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October 1, 2015

The Orwell Prize 2016 opens for entries

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November 15, 1941

Church bells rung this morning – in celebration of the victory in Egypt. [1] The first time that I have heard them in Read more

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March 25, 1936

Men along the private line leading to Gauber pit unloading trucks of slack. They say the mine “can’t get shut o’ t Read more