Eric Arthur Blair (George Orwell) was born in India in 1903. He was educated at Eton, served with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, and worked in Britain as a private tutor, schoolteacher, bookshop assistant and journalist. In 1936, Orwell went to fight for the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War and was wounded. In 1938 he was admitted into a sanatorium and from then on was never fully fit. George Orwell died in London in 1950.
Jeremy Paxman is a journalist, best known for his work presenting Newsnight and University Challenge. His books include Friends in High Places, The English and The Political Animal. He lives in Oxfordshire.
Bought for my daughter, but I have read most of the stories, its a collection of easy to read short stories. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Suzie ORourke
Wonderful writing - just as one would expect. A really lovely travel companion when one wants something that can be dipped into but is good quality writing.Published on 8 Jan. 2013 by Mary B
This is a collection of book-reviews and essays. Some of the essays might be described as stories ("The Spike", for example, describes the 1920's/1930's equivalent of a... Read morePublished on 16 Feb. 2012 by oggy