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1221589.  Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:54 pm Reply with quote

I once heard a story about George Orwell where he ran into Hemingway's hotel room in Paris and demanded he gives him a gun because "The communists are chasing me!"

That's unlikely to be true, but Orwell was followed by both Soviet and British secret services.

1234584.  Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:56 am Reply with quote

According to one of his biographies Orwell's first word was "beastly" but it's difficult to verify


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