The Salford Covers

In 1961 Penguin launched its ‘Modern Classics’ series. Editor Tony Godwin decided that modern authors were producing work deserving the status. By 1966 Nineteen Eighty-Four had appeared in a Penguin Modern Classics edition of the book, which featured a section from ‘The Control Room, Civil Defence Headquarters’ by William Roberts which is in Salford Museum and Art Gallery’s collection. The painting was used again in 1969 and 1969. See this page for more…


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Aye up – I'm a documentary photographer from Manchester in the UK. This is an occasional blog all about me, me, me. Well actually it's just about my photography.

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