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Letter to Orwell from ALC Bullock

An invitation to comment on social changes in wartime Britain.

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Letter to Orwell from ALC Bullock.

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Document Type | Letter

22 January 1943

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1943

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ALC Bullock, the Talks Editor of the European Service, writes to George Orwell asking whether he would like to take part in a series of programmes being broadcast to document social changes in Britain since the outbreak of war.

Read the reply to this letter.

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Wartime privations could make working conditions at the BBC less than satisfactory. One colleague of Orwell's, John Morris, recounts how staff had to share rooms which were little more than cubicles with apertures, with the result that using the telephone could on occasion provoke a cry of "For God's sake shut-up" from Orwell in an adjoining cubicle.

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