• "He was more than just a great writer. We need him today because of his passion for the truth’"

    Sunday Times
  • "Orwell remains the gold standard by which everyone else’s efforts should be judged"

  • "A writer who is still vividly contemporary … Orwell told the truth"

    Christopher Hitchens
  • "The greatest writer of the twentieth century"

  • "He made it his business to tell the truth at a time when many contemporaries believed that history had ordained the lie … His work endures, as lucid and vigorous as the day it was written"