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Nineteen Eighty-Four

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The famous dystopian novel from George Orwell is a must-see on the BookBenches trail. One of the most influential books in our time, Orwell made chilling prophecies of a future come and gone. The novel is so well known that many made-up expressions from the book regularly appear in our daily communication, most obviously “Big Brother”. In George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, Winston Smith wrestles with oppression in Oceania, a place where the Party scrutinises human actions with ever-watchful Big Brother. Defying a ban on individuality, Winston dares to express his thoughts. These criminal deeds bring Winston into the eye of the opposition, who then must reform the nonconformist. 

This story is brought to life with a colourful BookBench. Look out for the incredible detail, including quotes and references to the story. 

This BookBench has gone back to the library to be fixed and will be back as soon as possible.

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Thomas Dowdeswell

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