Happy Birthday George

Eric Arthur Blair was born in 1903 on today's date. George Orwell was the pen name he used to write as a novelist and journalist.

My father was a great fan of Orwell but I came to him as many of my generation did through studying his novels 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' (written in 1949) and 'Animal Farm' (1945) at school. There are a handful of books and plays that have remained with me from school - Day of the Triffids, Macbeth, Great Expectations and the Orwell novels.


  1. Couldn't agree with your excellent taste in books more Fi; Orwells one of my favourite authors too!

  2. One of my favorite authors! 1984 had big influence on how I saw the world after I read it in 1983. Most recently I enjoyed "Such Such Were the Joys and Other Essays."


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