1942 – A Well Spent Year by Desmond Avery

His novels up till this watershed in his writing life expressed disgust at the status quo, frustration at the apparent impossibility of changing it, and consequent self-disgust. They heaped scorn on existing people and institutions in potentially actionable ways which routinely put his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, into a state of extreme anxiety. They were also weakly plotted and contained two-dimensional characters, unsolved problems and improbable events.


Orwell and Sport, by Peter Davison

ORWELL AND SPORT – Peter Davison Published by Finlay Publisher March–May 2009   Schooldays ‘I had to be jolly quick to pick them up [shots at goal] and kick them, because most of the chaps [on] the other side were in aufel [sic] rats and they were runing [sic] at me like angry dogs’. So…Read more Orwell and Sport, by Peter Davison