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June 19, 2014

Photos from the Orwell Prize 2014 Prize Ceremony and 21st Anniversary Celebration are now posted Read more

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October 23, 2014

The Orwell Prize 2015 Launch Debate: What Makes a Political Life?
The Frontline Club, London W2 1QJ

Winner of the Orwell Prize for Books 2014, Alan Johnson MP, is in conversation with 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

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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