The View From Wigan Pier

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The Road To Wigan Pier20000107

In 1936 George Orwell spent two months in Lancashire and Yorkshire gathering material for `The Road to Wigan Pier', a powerful description of working-class communities ravaged by unemployment.

The book made Orwell's reputation but offended both middle-class socialists and the very people whose conditions he documented.

Jeff Nuttall chronicles the writer's journey.

The Road To Wigan Pier20000108