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The Left Book Club was founded in 1936 to oppose war, inequality and fascism. Join us today and help support political education.

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February's book is Radical Intimacy

'A clarion voice from a new generation of British feminists' — Sophie Lewis, author of Abolish the Family

'Made me reconsider so many of the cultural scripts I've been fed my whole life’ — Annie Lord, Vogue columnist

We are so thrilled that February's book is Radical Intimacy by Sophie K. Rosa.

Our intimate lives are the source of our heaviest suffering and deepest joy. Capitalism tells us we should live a certain way – but is this really what most of us want? Pointing the way forward to different ways of living, Radical Intimacy is an inspiring and compassionate antidote to a callous society.

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Solidarity Through the Decades: Join us in London for our latest event

Join us in London on Tuesday 12th March to mark 40 years since the 1984/5 Miners' Strike. With an amazing line-up of speakers we are delighted to be hosting this event in partnership with Redhills, home of the Durham Miners' Association.

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Join our online event for The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story

We're excited to be hosting author Ramzy Baroud and academic Dalia Gebrial for an online discussion of Ramzy's book The Last Earth. Tune in on Tues 27th Feb for a discussion of the Palestinian struggle, past and present, and post your questions in the chat.

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  1. 27
    Feb

    Ramzy Baroud in conversation with Dalia Gebrial

    virtual · Starts at 7 p.m. GMT · 2 days, 6 hours from now
  2. 28
    Feb

    Online Reading Group

    tbd · Starts at 7:30 p.m. GMT · 3 days, 7 hours from now
  3. 12
    Mar

    Solidarity Through the Decades: 40 Years of the 1984/85 Miners' Strike

    in person · Starts at 6 p.m. GMT · 2 weeks, 2 days from now
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“The aim of the Left Book Club is a simple one. It is to help in the terribly urgent struggle for world peace and against fascism”

—Victor Gollancz

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Founded by publisher Victor Gollancz in 1936, the original Left Book Club had 57,000 members. It is widely credited with paving the way for Labour’s landslide victory in 1945 and the creation of the welfare state. At least eight members of the 1945 Labour cabinet were Left Book Club authors, including Clement Attlee. Another famous Left Book Club author was George Orwell, as the LBC published the original edition of The Road to Wigan Pier.

Books were printed in their thousands and sent out to members every month via local bookshops.

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The Left Book Club relaunch covered in the Guardian

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