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The Real George Orwell - Down and Out in Paris and London
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Series 1 - Episode 1
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Hot on the heels of
comes another treat for Orwell fans as Joseph Millson reads from one of the novelist’s earlier works.
Swapping allegory for memoir, this abridged ten-part series follows a younger, naive Orwell as he struggles to forge a living in two bustling hubs, first as a Parisian dishwasher and later as a resident of London’s infamous spikes.
As the son of a civil servant, the 1984 author may have grown up in relative privilege, but his first-hand account of 1920s poverty is often profound, sometimes revolutionary, and continues to resonate in these austere times.
Written by George Orwell. An account of Orwell's years as a struggling writer in the French and English capitals, including his time as a dishwasher in Paris when he would survive on scraps from the kitchen. Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall. Read by Joseph Millson.
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