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'First he wanted to call himself X'. DJ Taylor on how Eric Blair chose George Orwell for his pen name.

Duration: 01:28

DJ Taylor explains why Eric Blair felt he needed a pen name and why he fixed on Orwell.

Available since: Mon 14 Jan 2013

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The Real George Orwell

A journey exploring the man Eric Blair and the writer George Orwell

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