Page extent: 96
ISBN: 9781786822659
Binding: PaperBack

Mrs Orwell

Tony Cox

PaperBack (01 Aug 2017)

‘So what you want, in a nutshell, George, is a mistress, housekeeper, nurse, literary executor and mother for Richard?’

Based on actual events, Mrs Orwell is the story of the marriage and literary partnership of George Orwell and Sonia Brownell.

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ISBN13 9781786822659
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 96


'Recounting a relatively unknown episode shortly before the death of a literary great, Mrs Orwell focuses on assistant magazine editor Sonia Brownell. While George Orwell languishes in a hospital bed with tuberculosis, Brownell becomes a frequent visitor, only to be presented with a startling marriage proposal... Intriguing account of George Orwell’s marriage to Sonia Brownell that poses more questions than it answers.' The Stage

'the play does provide an intriguing portrait of Orwell himself... [and] skilfully conjures the author’s eccentric brilliance, arguing with publishers one minute and slurping tea from a saucer the next. Convinced he has three more novels in him, the man behind 'Animal Farm' and '1984' rages against the dying of the light. He is rictus with anguish throughout, his hospital room a suitably Orwellian prison. This pain and sense of literary loss provide the real heart of the drama, as we witness the premature end of a brilliant mind.' Time Out