The Internationally Best selling Classic from the Author of 1984
George Orwell was the pen name of Eric Blair, a writer and political commentator. In 2008, THE TIMES ranked him second on a list of 'The 50 greatest British writers since 1945.' His work continues to influence popular and political culture. Tamsin Greig., Nicky Henson and Toby Jones star in this new drama.
'[Orwell's] wit is both edged and human. Few writers of any period have been able to use the English language so simply and accurately to say what they mean, and at the same time to mean something' The New Republic (1946)
'The book for everyone and Everyman, its brightness undimmed after fifty years' Daily Telegraph
'Orwell ... has written in a prose so plain and spare, so admirably proportioned to his purpose, that Animal Farm even seems very creditable if we compare it with Voltaire and Swift' The New Yorker
'A prophet who thought the unthinkable and spoke the unspeakable, even when it offended conventional thought' Daily Express
'Matchlessly sharp and fresh ... The clearest and most compelling English prose style this century' Sunday Times