• Arouses your warmest sympathy

    Daily Mail
  • A Life in Letters contains nearly everything a reader new to Orwell needs to know about him

    DJ Taylor, New Statesman
  • 'Mr Davison's new edition of the letters is compelling...unlike a conventional biography, the character of the subject comes through undiluted.'

    Sunday Telegraph
  • 'This is the authentic Orwell voice: wonderfully clear and fresh and forthright'

    Mail on Sunday
  • 'the best single-volume selection we could hope for'

    Sunday Times
  • 'Orwell: A Life in Letters should take its place beside the five major biographies ... as an indepsensible resource for understanding George Orwell and his times.'

    John Rodden