Why Eileen Matters (III)

Three Orwell Relatives Speak Out About the Importance of Eileen The third is Richard Blair Sylvia Topp’s minutely researched biography of my mother, Eileen Blair, has been long overdue. Here was a woman whose influence over one of the great writers of the twentieth century has been overlooked, for reasons that are difficult to understand.…Read more Why Eileen Matters (III)

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Why Eileen Matters (II)

Three Orwell Relatives Speak Out About the Importance of Eileen The second is Quentin Kopp My family is closely connected to Eileen through her brother’s marriage to my Aunt, Dr. Gwen (Hunton) O’Shaughnessy. There have been many wonderful biographies of Orwell. There is a common feature of them all, which is that they have paid…Read more Why Eileen Matters (II)

Orwell and the Arts 2018

  Orwell and the Arts - conference on George Orwell's art as a writer, his writing on art and his inspiration for artists and the art of drama. LGO2, Professor Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths, University of London, 30th May 2018.   Booking through Eventbrite here.   *