Judging my book by its cover

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I Googled myself last night. It had been a while since I’d heard from my publishers, and my English diffidence prevents me from sending them a ‘hey, what’s happening?’ email. Part of me suspects that an email of theirs has vanished into the ether. Anyway, I was keen to learn whether my forthcoming book, George […]

Return to Wigan Pier

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I was in Wigan the other day – a flying visit, really – for a weekend of events to celebrate George Orwell. Eighty years on from The Road to Wigan Pier‘s publication, townspeople, local dignitaries and the Orwell Society were putting on a show. Several, in fact. Though I was snowed under with work, I’d […]