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Julia

by Sandra Newman

Hardback (unsigned) £18.99
Published 19th October 2023
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A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER “a fascinating reflection on totalitarianism as refracted through Orwell’s times and our own” The Guardian London, chief city of Airstrip One, the third most populous province of Oceania. It’s 1984 and Julia Worthing works as a mechanic fixing the novel-writing machines in the Fiction Department at the Ministry of Truth. Under the ideology of IngSoc and the rule of the Party and its leader Big Brother, Julia is a model citizen - cheerfully cynical, believing in nothing and caring not at all about politics. She knows how to survive in a world of constant surveillance, Thought Police, Newspeak, Doublethink, child spies and the black markets of the prole neighbourhoods. She’s very good at staying alive. But Julia becomes intrigued by a colleague from the Records Department - a mid-level worker of the Outer Party called Winston Smith, she comes to realise that she’s losing her grip and can no longer safely navigate her world. Seventy-five years after Orwell finished writing his iconic novel, Sandra Newman has tackled the world of Big Brother in a truly convincing way, offering a dramatically different, feminist narrative that is true to and stands alongside the original. For the millions of readers who have been brought up with Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, here, finally, is a provocative, vital and utterly satisfying companion novel.

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Julia
by Sandra Newman

ISBN
9781783789153

Publisher
Granta Books

Binding
Hardback

Publication date
Oct. 19, 2023

Dimensions
23.4cm x 15.3cm x 2.8cm