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Ed Glinert on George Orwell


at Brick Lane Bookshop

Thursday, 20th Feb., 7pm

Free entry


To mark the 70th anniversary of George Orwell’s untimely death Penguin author and London tour guide Ed Glinert will give this talk on the great man’s life and works, with special reference to 1984, the great London novel.


George Orwell was the greatest political writer Britain has ever produced. Works such as The Road to Wigan Pier, Animal Farm and 1984 are among the most feted in literary history. The terms he created for his dystopian masterpiece 1984, such as “Big Brother” and “Doublethink", are part of everyday language. What blistering political put-down could be complete without the writer adapting from Animal Farm the line that “all men are equal but some are more equal than others”?


Ed Glinert is the author of Literary London, East End Chronicles and the forthcoming 111 Places in London's East End That You Shouldn't Miss, among others.