Welcome

Launched in 2011, orwellsociety.com exists to support and promote the work of the newly established Orwell Society. The society has been set up to create a means by which anyone can become better acquainted with, and share their appreciation for, the life and work of George Orwell. Those joining the society have exclusive access to the discussion forum on this site – and will be invited to the AGM, at which a talk in Orwell’s honour will be given, as well as to other events the society succeeds in organising over the coming months and years. Full details of joining can be found above.



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Down & Out in Paris & London

Nov 25 – Dec 6 Adapted and performed by Phelim Drew “Phelim Drew gives an excellent performance” ***** Irish Mail On Sunday “Drew dominates the stage”….Emer O Kelly “Captivating performance”…. In Dublin A Show in a Bag Tickets: €12 Bookings: …
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Orienting Orwell: Asian and Global Perspectives on George Orwell

In March 2014, Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies published an Orwell special issue entitled “Orienting Orwell: Asian and Global Perspectives on George Orwell”. The issue was edited by Henk Vynckier, Associate Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures …
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The Ardizzones, Jacintha Buddicom and Eric Blair?

By L. J. Hurst What could explain friendly letters written late in life between Christianna Brand, the crime novelist who wrote Green For Danger, and Jacintha Buddicom, recently found by the bookseller Jamie Sturgeon? The autobiography of Brand’s cousin, the …
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Shooting an Elephant, word-cloud

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