Gordon Bowker

So wonderfully insightful into Orwell the man and his writings Richard Lance Keeble pays tribute to Orwell biographer Gordon Bowker who died in January 2019 In the Preface of his biography of George Orwell (London: Little Brown, 2003) Gordon Bowker sets out his ambitions with these perceptive comments: Orwell himself was a man with deep…Read more Gordon Bowker

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The Dark, Cold Day

In his forthcoming novel, Barnhill, Norman Bissell explores the final years and possible thoughts of George Orwell. In this extract, exclusive to the Orwell Society, Bissell takes us into Orwell's last hours. *   21 January 1950, University College Hospital, London I fell asleep early last night and woke up again after midnight. Now I…Read more The Dark, Cold Day