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1948 by Andy Croft, Martin Rowson

Nineteen Fortyeight is a comic versenovel, audaciously rewriting George Orwell’s Nineteen Eightyfour in Pushkin sonnets. Set during the 1948 London Olympics, it offers a radically alternative history of the Cold War, in which Britain has a LabourCommunist coalition government, the Royal Family have fled to Rhodesia and the US threatens to impose an economic blockade on Britain.

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ISBN-13: 9781907869648
Publisher: Five Leaves Publications
Publication date: 05/31/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 7 MB

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CHAPTER 1

'Oranges and lemons,' say the Bells of St Clement's

'Naturally, about a murder. But what kind of murder?' George Orwell

A slow start
'You owe me five farthings,' say the Bells of St Martin's.

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