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The girl from the Fiction Department : a portrait of Sonia Orwell

Author: Hilary Spurling
Publisher: New York : Counterpoint, 2002
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The negative portrait of George Orwell's second wife drawn by his biographers is a travesty. Determined to set the record straight, her friend, Hilary Spurling, herself an acclaimed biographer, reveals the whole story of Sonia Orwell's sad and splendid life. - Jacket flap.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Spurling, Hilary.
Girl from the Fiction Department.
New York : Counterpoint, 2002
(OCoLC)647497745
Named Person: Sonia Orwell; George Orwell; George Orwell; Sonia Orwell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary Spurling
ISBN: 1582432430 9781582432434
OCLC Number: 51559209
Notes: Originally published: London : Hamish Hamilton, 2002.
Description: 193 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Part one : The first drop of the monsoon --
Part two : The Euston Road Venus --
Part three : The girl from the fiction department --
Part four : A game of masks --
Part five : The Widow Orwell.
Responsibility: Hilary Spurling.

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The negative portrait of George Orwell's second wife drawn by his biographers is a travesty. Determined to set the record straight, her friend, Hilary Spurling, herself an acclaimed biographer, reveals the whole story of Sonia Orwell's sad and splendid life. - Jacket flap.

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