David's Bookshop & David's Music
Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3DE
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Book Launch: The Road to Wigan Pier Revisited, with author Stephen Armstrong

Monday 12 September 2011
7:30 pm

The Road To Wigan Pier is George Orwell’s 1937 account of the bleak working and living conditions in the depressed north of England. In describing the misery of the country as it crawled out of a grim recession, he helped fuel a move for change that resulted in the modern welfare state and health service. This year is the 75th anniversary of Orwell’s book and the post-war progress is receding.

The Road to Wigan Pier Revisited follows Orwell’s original path and spends time with the people hit by shocking poverty, discovering a missing community and a forgotten generation. It also discovers acts of heroism, imagination and optimism the offer hope and faith in a nation of lions lead by donkeys. Stephen Armstrong is a writer and journalist. He is the author of War plc, The Super-rich, The White Island. He writes for the Sunday Times, the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, Esquire and other publication. He lives in London.

The George Orwell Festival: From 9th to 18th September, the inaugural George Orwell Festival will take place in and around Letchworth Garden City, and in the nearby village of Wallington, where from 1936, George Orwell lived, married, and wrote some of his most famous books. Orwell remains one of the world's most read, quoted, and admired authors. In its choice of subject matter, themes, and focus, his work provides much inspiration for our times. The George Orwell Festival will celebrate the man, his life and career, and his writings - exploring his ideas, and their relevance to people now. Visit www.georgeorwellfestival.o​rg for their latest news.

David’s Bookshop is located on Eastcheap in Letchworth (SG6 3DE). Entry £2 but is redeemable against the cost of the book. Please call the bookshop on 01462 684631 to reserve a space. For more information or to arrange an interview with Stephen Armstrong, please contact Sally Hewitt on 01462 768 234 saras.perkins@virgin.net or Paul Wallace on 01462 684631 paul@davids-bookshops.co.u​k.

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Thursday 27 September 2018 - 7:30 pm

Leading Historian and Archaeologist, Neil Faulkner will Discuss and Sign is Book, A Radical History of the World
Tuesday 09 October 2018 - 7:30 pm

Sunday Times Bestseller, Elly Griffiths will Discuss and Sign her Crime Novel, The Stranger Diaries
Tuesday 06 November 2018 - 7:30 pm

Editor, Katie Macdonald will Discuss The Conscientious Objectorís Wife , A 100-Year Old Love Story in a WW1 Prison
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Davidís Bookshop Hosts an Art of the Short Story Panel with Two Short Story Writers, Tom Rachman and Ho Lin In Conversation with Hodder Fiction Editor Francine Toon
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David's Bookshops are located in Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, only a few minutesí walk from the railway station in the heart of the Town Centre. There is ample parking nearby.

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01462 684631

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