Tony Benn once recommended that we should ask our leaders 5 Important Questions:
Now, it strikes me that, were I to sit Mariano Rajoy down with a drink and say: "Look Mariano, I'm going to ask you 5 questions, and between you, me and this glass of gazpacho, be honest." I think he'd answer:
- Homage to Catalonia
- Animal Farm
And his name, was George Orwell. (Read More below for video and podcast on Orwell)
It's an Orwell Feast!
September the 22nd 2014 is the release date for 1984 and the Spanish Civil War. This Amazon "Short-read" tells the story of Orwell in Spain, the impact his time in Barcelona had on his writing and how his legacy, and that of the Spanish Revolution, is changing the country.
1984 and the Spanish Civil War is the second book in the Forgotten Stories From Spain trilogy, the first being the Ambulance Man and the Spanish Civil War (2nd Edition), and the final book: The Bank Robber and the Spanish Civil War - due out at the end of the year.
The Forgotten Stories series looks at particular moments during the civil war, and explores their relevance back then, and now. So if you want to know more about this fascinating time in Spanish history, or when the next book is released, or podcast, or video, etc then sign up for the email notifications here and get a free photobook at the same time.
In the meantime, enjoy the Orwell feast...
The music to this episode is a version of: A Las Barricadas by Brossa Quartet de Corda
Anarchic Sentences to slip into the conversation:
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September 22nd is the Release for 1984.
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Posters to Collect and Swap!
Some of the images below can be found in the new book: 1984 and the Spanish Civil War. But not all...