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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.

Christmas books

December's book is here

'Saturated with the fears, joys, suffering, and triumphs of the human spirit' — Mondoweiss

'A must read'  — Salman Abu Sitta, author of Mapping my Return

December's book is Ramzy Baroud's majestic history of Palestine, The Last Earth.

Drawing on dozens of interviews, this is the story of modern Palestine through the memories of those who have lived it. Across villages, cities, refugee camps, and prisons, it brings to life the story of Palestinian struggle and resistance.

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    Manchester reading group (December)

    in person · Starts at 1:30 p.m. GMT · 2 days, 7 hours from now
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    FIRST MEETING! Nottingham Reading Group

    in person · Starts at 2 p.m. GMT · 2 days, 8 hours from now
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    Central London Reading Group @ Housmans Bookshop (December)

    in person · Starts at 7 p.m. GMT · 5 days, 13 hours from now
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We publish one book a month, alternating between contemporary writing (yellow books) and classics (black). Members can order anything they have missed.

“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.

2015 Relaunch

The Left Book Club relaunch covered in the Guardian

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Read a write-up of one of our reading groups here.

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As recommended by Time Out magazine

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