Orwell's tale of oppression, revolution and betrayal set amongst the animals in a farm. One of the most important books of the 20th Century. Mr Jones is forced to abandon his farm by his mistreated animals and the opportunities for a new life and afresh start where all animals are equal seems like an exciting new dawn. But gradually the promises crumble to reveal a regime of propaganda and force as some animals emerge more equal than others.
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Elizabeth Wort takes up Guy Masterson's reins, making this compelling story accessible to all, adults and child alike, political or apolitical. She keeps the simplicity and magic of Orwell's fairytale while his allegorical message of betrayed idealism is conveyed with rare clarity and blinding relevance, proving the work to be as important today as it was 50 years ago.