Christmas with Penguin
All Authors A-Z
Articles, Games and more...
About Penguin Random House UK
Are these 8 quotes from George Orwell books, or real-life politics? Take our quiz to test your knowledge
Eric Arthur Blair - better known as George Orwell - was born on 25 June 1903 in Bengal. He was educated at Eton and then served with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma. He lived in Paris for two years, and then returned to England where he worked as a private tutor, schoolteacher and bookshop assistant. He fought on the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War and was wounded in the throat. During the Second World War he served as Talks Producer for the Indian Service of the BBC and then joined Tribune as its literary editor. He died in London in January 1950.
For the latest books, recommendations, offers and more
Please enter an email.
Please enter a valid email address
Subscription failed, please try again