Out today: my Clockwork Orange cover feature for Big Issue North

This week’s edition of Big Issue North (#1442, 25 July) features my cover feature on Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange and the author’s complicated relationship with his best known work following Stanley Kubrick’s notorious movie adaptation.


The article is based on original documents, letters and clippings from the Burgess Foundation, and includes a wonderful image of Burgess’ own paperback edition of Clockwork Orange from 1972, with the famous David Pelham minimalist cover, defaced by the author himself.

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