Lynskey, Dorian

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The Ministry of Truth: The Biography of George Orwell's 1984

While similar in approach to William Steinhoff's George Orwell and the Origins of 1984, this is an important contribution to Orwell studies and a timely introduction to the man and his most famous achievement.

33 Revolutions per Minute

Readers who lived through these decades will respond to familiar artists and songs, and Lynskey's flowing prose and well-turned phrases bring the times to life. He is especially adept at integrating the songs into the wider social milieu, which extends the appeal to cultural historians as well as music lovers.

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