This is the post I do every Friday, which I post a first line of a book, which generally has a connection to a date close to when it is posted. In addition the book is usually one that I have read or is on my TBR.

So here goes:-

Animal Farm by George Orwell

“Mr. Jones, of Manor Farm, had locked the hen-house for the night, but was too drink to remember  to shut down the popholes.

 

Thursday the 25h of June would have marked the 117 birthday  of Geoerge Orwell, and I used anther of his books 1984,  in reference to my birthday I thought I would replicate it for his. Animal farm is an allegorical novel, which was published 17th August 1945, it tells the story of of a group of animals lead by a pig named Napoleon rebel against the farmer, a Mr Jones.

Orwell said, this is a fable based on the events leading up to the Russian Revolution, of 1917 and through to the Stalinist era of the 1920’s, as Orwell was a democratic socialist he was critical of the Soviet Union under Stalin.

I came across animal farm when I was younger all though I did not read it then, though I have read it since. On a side note Napoleon in the early French version, was called Caesar, all though this has changed over time and reverted to the original name.

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