Essays And Journalism

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02Confessions Of A Book Reviewer2013021920130220

"Confessions of a Book Reviewer" attempts to tell the terrible truth about writing reviews for a living while one of Orwell's As I Please columns tackles the oddities of the English language.

Read by Clive Merrison

Producer - David Jackson Young.

The truth about writing reviews for a living and the oddities of the English language.

A selection of familiar and unfamiliar non-fiction pieces by the author of Animal Farm. Confessions of a Book Reviewer attempts to tell the terrible truth about writing reviews for a living while one of Orwell's As I Please columns tackles the oddities of the English language.

03My Country Left Or Right2013022020130221

A selection of familiar and unfamiliar non-fiction pieces by the author of Animal Farm. In My Country Right or Left, Orwell attempts to reconcile his strong patriotic feelings with his left wing views.

Read by Clive Merrison

Producer - David Jackson Young.

In "My Country Left or Right" Orwell attempts to reconcile his strong patriotic feelings with his left wing views.

George Orwell attempts to reconcile his strong patriotic feelings with his left-wing views

A selection of familiar and unfamiliar non-fiction pieces by the author of Animal Farm. In My Country Left or Right Orwell attempts to reconcile his strong patriotic feelings with his left wing views.

04Pleasure Spots2013022120130222

Today, the author's thoughts on the post-war prospects for the English tourist trade, taken from a 1944 edition of Orwell's regular Tribune column, "As I Please". Before that, an essay written in 1946 from the same publication : Pleasure Spots, which takes as its subject the precursors of today's theme parks - horribly artificial places from which the natural world has been excluded.

Read by Clive Merrison

Producer - David Jackson Young

05 LASTAs I Please2013022220130223

In this final selection of pieces, Orwell explores gullibility in modern society, ridicules the absurdities of the New Year's Honours List, and recalls a minor incident from his youth which helped to form his socialist outlook.

Read by Clive Merrison

Producer - David Jackson Young