1984 by George Orwell

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Pages: 342   Published: 1949   Genre: Dystopian, Classic

Blurb:

“Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skillfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party. In his longing for truth and liberty, Smith begins a secret love affair with a fellow-worker Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal.” Continue reading “1984 by George Orwell”

The Devil’s Staircase by Helen Fitzgerald

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Pages: 217   Price: £8.00   Published: 2009 by Polygon
Genre: Thriller?

Blurb:

“Bronny, a young Australian, finds herself down and out in London. She’s a sweet girl who spent her teenage years in a fearful, cautious bubble and she’s soon caught up with a group of backpackers seeking a rent-free life of debauchery in what appears to be an abandoned townhouse. But they don’t realise someone’s already there…” Continue reading “The Devil’s Staircase by Helen Fitzgerald”