Animal Farm by George Orwell is a social commentary equally applicable to the early 21st Century as it was when published in 1945.
From 12.00 noon BST
At Goldster Book Club
Orwell wrote it as a fairytale allegory of the Soviet Union during Joseph Stalin’s rise to power there and his growing global influence. In many ways, it mirrors that of Vladimir Putin and what we are seeing now with the attempted brutal expansion of Russia. But Animal Farm is far more than that. The story follows the animals of Manor Farm and their rebellion against the oppression they face at the hands of humans. As they take control from their corrupt human masters, their idealistic dreams do not unfold as they envisaged.