As an antidote or astringent supplement to the estimable The 1938 Club blogging week, I'm posting the last in my miniseries on British political fiction, from the Really Like This Book podcast scripts. Trouble is, it’s not fiction: it’s a polemic, it’s a historical record, and it’s by George Orwell, from 1937. The Road to Wigan … Continue reading George Orwell’s The Road to Wigan Pier
In this Really Like This Book podcast script catch-up from the King Arthur mini-series, I’m going to pause briefly to remind you that Sir Thomas Malory's Morte Darthur is the main source for modern retellings of the stories about King Arthur. The best twentieth-century retelling, in my considered opinion, is the tetralogy by T H White called The Once … Continue reading T H White’s The Once and Future King
Over on Vulpes Libris I've been writing about the first edition of George Orwell's letters, essays and journalism, from 1968. What a bloke. And about Sonia Orwell's editing. What a powerful woman.