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George Orwell’s women 4 June 2009
George Orwell
Who were the female figures who inspired him?

Sixty years ago George Orwell published his last work, 1984. It was the final act of a writer whose life has intrigued subsequent generations. But to what extent did the witty and independent women he was drawn to throughout his life influence his writing? Jenni is joined by Prof Jean Seaton, Director of the Orwell Prize, and D.J.Taylor, the author of a Whitbread Award-winning biography of Orwell.


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