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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.



Featured articles

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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Proposed OS trip to the sites of Homage to Catalonia May 13th – 18th 2015

Richard reading in the trenches above Huesca We are organising a visit to Barcelona and Aragon to visit some of the key locations described by George Orwell in “Homage to Catalonia”. The visit will be led by Richard Blair and …
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Orwell: Failure and Fun

Most critics tend to focus on Orwell’s fascination with failure. But let’s not forget his humorous side, argues Richard Lance Keeble George Orwell was a very complex character full (like most of us) of contradictions. Critics of his life and …
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Shooting an Elephant, word-cloud

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