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Letter from Arthur Keith to D Pearson-Smith Esq

A glowing reference for George Orwell.

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Letter from Arthur Keith to D Pearson-Smith Esq.

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28 August 1941

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1941

Synopsis

Arthur Keith, once he remembers that George Orwell is Eric Blair, heartily recommends him to Mr Pearson-Smith. Keith was a friend of Orwell's and asked to provide a reference for him on joining the BBC. Pearson-Smith was the Overseas Services Establishment Manager, 1940s jargon for Human Resources.

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In his wartime diary, Orwell described the atmosphere at the BBC as 'something half way between a girls' school and a lunatic asylum'.

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