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Intimidated by her father, the rector of Knype Hill, Dorothy performs her submissive roles of dutiful daughter and bullied housekeeper. Her thoughts are taken up with the costumes she is making for the church school play, by the hopelessness of preaching to the poor and by debts she cannot pay in 1930s Depression England. 

Suddenly her routine shatters and Dorothy finds herself down and out in London. She is wearing silk stockings, has money in her pocket and cannot remember her name. Orwell leads us through a landscape of unemployment, poverty and hunger, where Dorothy's faith is challenged by a social reality that changes her life.

©2020 George Orwell (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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narrator misses the mark

narrator's voicing of Mr Warburton is terrible supercilious and disgusted ALL OF THE TIME, even though very often this is not the tone intended by the author. it paints, thus, an inaccurate picture of the character. her general performance is very good and clear, though. the story is, st best, a weird one, and not in a very good way. the most interesting section, I found, was rather an obvious fictionalisation of experiences Orwell had himself, and which are better captured in an earlier book of his.