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Truth and Lies about Poverty
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Sort order. Jan 02, Paul Taylor rated it it was ok. The premise of the book promises more than it delivers and arguably is lazy in using Orwell's book as a skeleton and a marketing ploy.
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Multi-faceted it tries to do too much and as a result achieves too little. In reality it is two books: a comparison between the s and the s; which is potentially fascinating unfortunately the second book on the often unsung substantial role of working class women in society and in the work place gets in the way and reduces the important Disappointing.
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In reality it is two books: a comparison between the s and the s; which is potentially fascinating unfortunately the second book on the often unsung substantial role of working class women in society and in the work place gets in the way and reduces the important impact that two books rather than one could have achieved. It doesn't help that Campbell lacks the elegant, precise prose of Orwell.
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I also think it is unfair to find fault with Orwell's work fifty years after its publication; it was a book of its time and though it mayn't be wholly relevant to the modern socio economic environment it has endured and is still relevant and eminently readable 90 years on; not something that I expect will be truse of Campbell's book.
Gr ac e rated it it was ok Jan 11, Joanna rated it really liked it Dec 25, Paul rated it really liked it Dec 30, Annasan rated it it was amazing Jan 29, Mark rated it really liked it Jun 22, Jo Chambers rated it really liked it Apr 15, Matthew Stroh rated it it was amazing Dec 22, Angela rated it liked it Jul 22, Meg rated it liked it Mar 17, Mar 20, Jake Turbill rated it really liked it. The book in itself is fantastically well written and researched.
It is not. The misunderstanding is my fault, not the books. Well worth a read if poverty and politics interest you. Sarah rated it really liked it Dec 28, Helena rated it it was amazing Jun 01, Arna McGuinness rated it really liked it Oct 01, Bek rated it liked it May 28, Kim rated it it was amazing Jun 20, Richard rated it liked it Jan 21, Bridget rated it really liked it May 19, CRB rated it liked it Jun 16, Matt Alston rated it really liked it Nov 17, Fiona Brichaut rated it really liked it May 08, Fay rated it really liked it Sep 15, Caledon added it May 30, Iorek marked it as to-read May 26, Megan marked it as to-read Jul 13, Ian Hedley marked it as to-read Oct 31, Arna marked it as to-read Dec 01, Charlotte added it Jan 26, Following his release from, he continued to write poems and lyrics and became known as the Brixton Bard.
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