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Pleasure Spots

The author's thoughts on the precursors of today's theme parks, which he considers horribly artificial places, and the post-war prospects for the English tourist trade.

A selection of Orwell's non-fiction. Today, the author's thoughts on the post-war prospects for the English tourist trade, taken from a 1944 edition of Orwell's regular Tribune column, "As I Please". Before that, an essay written in 1946 from the same publication : Pleasure Spots, which takes as its subject the precursors of today's theme parks - horribly artificial places from which the natural world has been excluded.

Read by Clive Merrison

Producer ..... David Jackson Young.

15 minutes

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