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April 21, 2016

The shortlist for the Orwell Prize for Books 2016 was announced today, Thursday 21st April Read more

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May 26, 2016

The Orwell Prize Ceremony 2016
Fyvie Hall, Regent Street, London

The winners of the Orwell Prize 2016 will be announced at the Prize Ceremony on Read more

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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

Latest Wigan Pier diary entry

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