George Orwell at the BBC | The writer of 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' holds true to his ideals
Document Type | Letter
18 June 1946
In this letter, it seems that Heppenstall had not yet received Orwell's correspondence dated two days previously, as he asks for directions to Jura. He is also still unsure about what to bring by way of provisions. It is likely that Heppenstall refers to Paul Potts, a Canadian poet, who had joined Orwell on Jura very soon after he arrived.
This is a reply to this letter.
Despite Jura's remoteness, many people stayed with George Orwell there. Paul Potts was one long-term guest, but he irritated Avril, Orwell's sister, who had joined him shortly after he arrived. Orwell collected his son Richard and housekeeper Susan Watson from London in early July. His former secretary Sally McEwen and her child also visited the island shortly afterwards.
George Orwell is recommended for employment.
A glowing reference for George Orwell.
Eric Blair discusses writing as George Orwell.
George Orwell invites TS Eliot to contribute a reading.
The Assistant Controller appreciates the propaganda advantage of Orwell's name.
Is George Orwell's voice suitable for broadcasting?
An invitation to comment on social changes in wartime Britain.
Orwell asserts his preference for the truth.
An exceptional testimonial for staff member 9889.
George Orwell submits his resignation from the BBC.
LF Rushbrook Williams ponders George Orwell's resignation.
The BBC regrets the loss of Orwell from its employment.
George Orwell writes about moving to the remote island of Jura.
Rayner Heppenstall asks what provisions to bring to Orwell on Jura.
George Orwell gives directions on how to get to Jura.
Rayner Heppenstall worries about what to bring and getting to Jura.
Rayner Heppenstall pulls out of visiting George Orwell on Jura.
Rayner Heppenstall worries that he has offended George Orwell.
George Orwell describes life on Jura.
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