'First he wanted to call himself X'. DJ Taylor on how Eric Blair chose George Orwell for his pen name.
DJ Taylor explains why Eric Blair felt he needed a pen name and why he fixed on Orwell.
George Orwell's classic semi-autobiographical account of living in both cities
10/10 Orwell discovers it is not lack of money or hunger that dispirits him most, but boredom.
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