Saturday 8 June, 2.30pm in the Kiama Family History Centre
Most of us would have read, or at least know something about, George Orwell, but may know little or nothing about the life of Eric Blair who first chose the pseudonym George Orwell for the publication of his first book, Down and Out in Paris and London, in 1933.
FOKL member Darcy Moore has devoted much time researching Orwell – the very English author of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four – a secretive and superstitious man whose well made clear no biography was to be written. There were good reasons for him to keep some aspects of his life private.
His talk explores Orwell’s mid-20s (in the 1920s) as an Indian Imperial Police Officer fresh out of Eton and young bohemian in Paris
Darcy Moore is a resident of Kiama and Deputy Principal at Dapto High School. An English and History teacher, Darcy has also worked in post-graduate level teacher education at the University of Wollongong and taught in England and Denmark. He is currently writing and researching his first book about George Orwell.
His interest in Orwell began at school, thirty-six years ago, when he was enthralled by Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four. Darcy has just returned from overseas where he visited Catalonia with Orwell’s son; presented a paper – Orwell & Opium – at University College London; as well as researching Orwell’s time in Paris.
Our standard entry donation of $5 (members)/$8 (visitors) will apply, and refreshments are provided. We look forward to a fascinating afternoon!