1984 by George Orwell ★★★★½

I have always been interested in reading Orwell's famous 1984, and after doing so for the first time this year I was not disappointed. In this classic dystopian, the state of Oceania is ran by a totalitarian system under which every aspect of people's lives, including their thoughts, are controlled. It is not an exaggeration to … Continue reading 1984 by George Orwell ★★★★½

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Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome ★★★★½

Swallows and Amazons is a wonderful, well-loved children's classic following the four Walker children during their family summer holiday to the Lake District in 1929. John, Susan, Titty and Roger are given permission by their mother and a telegram from their father to use the farm's boat, Swallow, to sail out to the island across the … Continue reading Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome ★★★★½