Literature

George Orwell
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
158

George Orwell

20th Century
English books
Spanish Civil War
British class system
Communism
May 14, 2021
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26
minutes

For many, he is the greatest writer in the history of the English language.

Outside the UK, he is known as the author of two of the most important political fiction books in history: Animal Farm & 1984.

Learn about the amazing life of this fantastic man and the events that shaped his worldview.

The Art of War
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
128

The Art of War

China
War
Business
Language learning
Asia
Jan 29, 2021
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19
minutes

It's the world's most famous book on military strategy.

Learn about its fascinating history, about the lessons in the book, and discover how you can apply some ideas from this 2,500 year old book to your English learning.

The Book That Made Christmas, Christmas
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
11

The Book That Made Christmas, Christmas

The Victorian Era
English books
Dec 24, 2019
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15
minutes

Today we take a look at the book that is fundamental to our modern understanding of what makes Christmas, Christmas.

No, it's not the Bible. It was written in Victorian London, and tells the story of an old miser who discovers the Christmas spirit.

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