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The official George Orwell website: The Orwell Society

  • McCrum, Robert, 2009, '1984: the masterpiece that killed George Orwell', The Guardian, 10 May. In 1946 the editor of the Observer, David Astor, lent George Orwell a remote Scottish farmhouse in which to write the novel, which would become Nineteen Eighty-four. Robert McCrum recounts Orwell's torturous stay on the island, and the feverish race that saw him finish the book.

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