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Hidden Histories Talk


Under cover: designing Orwell’s 1984

I’m very pleased to have been invited by the Working Class Movement Library to give a talk. Ruth and Eddie Frow who built up the collection, used to live at the top of the road I was brought up on in Old Trafford. I was always amazed to see through their front room window at all the books stacked from floor to ceiling. The library needs your support, so if you can spare something please go here. Anyway, about the talk:

“David Dunnico uncovers the hidden meanings behind the cover design of George Orwell’s ‘1984′. One of the most important books of the 20th century, it has been claimed by Left and Right and has a remarkable power of appearing prescient to each new generation. Documentary photographer Dunnico shows how the changing covers of the novel reflect the politics of their time.”

2pm Wednesday 31 October Admission Free Working Class Movement Library 51, The Crescent Salford M5 4WX

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