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The 1970 edition - still a way to go before 1984. Picture: LJM

The 1970 edition - still a way to go before 1984. Picture: LJM - Credit: Archant

It is 70 years since George Orwell’s dystopian classic 1984 was published and it is 35 years since the year itself, so how do we match up to Orwell’s vision of the future?

Montague House in Southwold, where George Orwell lived. Picture Google Maps

Montague House in Southwold, where George Orwell lived. Picture Google Maps - Credit: Archant

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George Orwell. Picture: PA/PA Wire

George Orwell. Picture: PA/PA Wire - Credit: PA

A 1949 photograph of Primer Minister Clement Attlee. Picture: PA

A 1949 photograph of Primer Minister Clement Attlee. Picture: PA - Credit: PA

A 1984 picture of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

A 1984 picture of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher


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