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Orwell's biting reflections on English national identity - a timely and urgent read in Brexit Britain.

'England is a family in which the young are generally thwarted and most of the power is in the hands of irresponsible uncles and bedridden aunts. Still, it is a family.'

'England Your England' is one of the most compelling and insightful portraits of the nation ever written. Shot through with Orwell's deeply felt sense of patriotism and love for his homeland, the essay is at the same time unfailingly clear-eyed about the nation's failings: entrenched social inequality, a dishonest press and a class system that only works for those at the top. Written during the Second World War, as the bombs were falling on England, the essay today speaks to the nation's current moment of crisis just as urgently as it did in Orwell's own time. It is a crucial read for anyone who wants to understand who we are, and where we've come from.

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  • Paperback

    9780241315668

    March 30, 2017

    Peng. Mod. Classics

    48 pages

    RRP $4.99

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  • England Your England
    George Orwell

    EBook

    9780241315712

    April 10, 2017

    Penguin eBooks

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