Friday 08 July 2011
A quick reminder that we’ll be at the Buxton Festival next Wednesday, asking the question ‘is politics corrupted by corrupted language?’, at 10.30am. Tickets are available from the Festival website.
From the archive and elsewhere
- As the extraordinary News of the World phonehacking story continues to twist and turn, Orwell biographer DJ Taylor writes about the paper for The Independent – and mentions Orwell’s ‘Decline of the English Murder’, which you can read on our website
- Nick Davies, the journalist who has pursued the story for a number of years, was longlisted for his book Flat Earth News in 2009Flat Earth News in 2009
- Writer Seth Godin shortens Orwell’s six rules for writing – the original rules are from Orwell’s ‘Politics and the English Language’
The Wartime Diaries
Over the last two weeks, entries were published on 30th June and 3rd and 6th July. The next entry will be published on 28th August.
The Wigan Pier Diaries
The final entry was published on 25th March. In addition to the blog, we have a Google Map tracking Orwell’s journey, a flickr set of archive images, and our page on The Road to Wigan Pier, with the first chapter and other links. If you’ve got any suggestions about our website(s), we’d love to hear from you – email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Twitter. And you can subscribe to this newsletter via email.