Paranoiacs, Bluebottles

In the mid-1930s George Orwell, who was still being published under his birth name of Eric or E.A. Blair, was able to move slowly from a series of ill-paid teaching posts towards the literary life he wanted. A period working in a bookshop in Hampstead, in north London, was part of that transition. In November…Read more Paranoiacs, Bluebottles

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Statue Unveiling

The Statue of George Orwell at BBC New Broadcasting House was unveiled on November 7th 2017 A work by Martin Jennings Orwell Society Secretary Neil Smith was there   Director General of the BBC, Lord Hall Baroness Janet Whitaker, whose late husband Ben had been active in funding the statue Richard Blair, son of George…Read more Statue Unveiling