The Difficult Birth of ‘Never Come Back’

  In 2015 we published an article, an exchange between Richard Young and L J Hurst, on the delays and puzzling editions of John Mair's thriller Never Come Back. Never Come Back had made a big impression on George Orwell when he reviewed it in 1941, and it may have been one of the paranoid…Read more The Difficult Birth of ‘Never Come Back’

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Wells/Orwell Relationship under the Spotlight

as Societies Meet for the First Time * A joint meeting between the George Orwell Society and the H. G. Wells Society is to be held in Fitzroy Square, London, on Friday July 19. The meeting is open to the public – and free. Photograph of H G Wells from Wikipedia Professor Tim Crook, of…Read more Wells/Orwell Relationship under the Spotlight

Orwell, David Astor and the Making of Nineteen Eighty-Four

By Richard Lance Keeble Two new excellent ‘biographies’ of Nineteen Eighty-Four celebrate in different ways the 70th anniversary of its publication. Both Dorian Lynskey (in The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell’s 1984, Picador) and D. J. Taylor (in On Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Biography, Abrams Press) manage to offer new insights and information.…Read more Orwell, David Astor and the Making of Nineteen Eighty-Four

Orwell & Lewis May 4th

George Orwell and Wyndham Lewis   This session is being convened by David Goodway (University of Leeds Emeritus) with short presentations on pre-circulated papers from: Robert Colls (De Montfort University), ’How radical was George Orwell?’ Paul Edwards (Bath Spa University Emeritus) 'Wyndham Lewis’s avant-garde radicalism: anarchism to fascism’ Alan Munton (University of Exeter), ’George Orwell…Read more Orwell & Lewis May 4th