The Real World of George Orwell
Photos relating to Orwell's world and its influence on his writing, including shots from his time with the BBC's Eastern Service.
Eric Blair/George Orwell joined the BBC Eastern Service in 1941
Third from the left is TS Eliot with George Orwell standing behind him.
Recording 'Voice' in studio for the BBC Eastern Service
George Woodcock,Mulk Raj Anand,George Orwell,William Empson, Herbert Read & Edmund Blunden
Orwell's essay 'Shooting an Elephant' was published in 1936
Eric Blair worked in Burma as an Imperial Policemen from 1922-27.
Shortly after his marriage to Eileen in 1936, Orwell volunteered to fight against Franco in the Spanish Civil War
Inspired by his experiences in Spain, Homage to Catalonia was published in 1938.
Orwell lived and worked in Paris from early 1928- late 1929.
He wrote about his experiences of poverty in Down and Out in Paris and London
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A journey exploring the man Eric Blair and the writer George Orwell