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Life with George Orwell

George Orwell and his son Richard circa 1946.
George Orwell and his son Richard circa 1946. / SUR
  • Mr Blair will be speaking at the Centro Cultural on Calle Granada in Nerja and will start at 6pm

George Orwell's only son, Richard Blair, will be talking to the Arts Society both in Fuengirola (Costa del Sol branch) and in Nerja on Tuesday 27 March.

The two talks are open to the public and the Fuengirola one will take place at the Danish Club in Urbanización Haza del Algarrobo and will start at 10.30am.

Mr Blair will be speaking at the Centro Cultural on Calle Granada in Nerja and will start at 6pm.

The price for visitors to either talk is 10 euros. There will be a dinner after the Nerja talk and registration must be made by 7pm today (Friday) for the meal.

Richard Blair, whose surname is his father's real name - Eric Blair - will be talking about his father's life and in particular his links with Spain during the Spanish Civil War, about which he wrote Homage to Catalonia.

George Orwell is most famous for Animal Farm, a children's story and also a reflection of the Russian Revolution and Stalinist era; and 1984, Orwell's dystopian novel about Winston Smith's struggle with oppression in the superstate of Oceania and his defiance of Big Brother through his diary and relationship with Julia.

Orwell also wrote The Road to Wigan Pier and Down and Out in Paris and London. He was born in 1903 in India and died in 1950 in University College Hospital London from tuberculosis.

For further information visit: www.TheArtsSocietyNerja.com www.theartssociety-costadelsol.org