Join us for an evening with Oliver Lewis as he takes us on The Orwell Tour exploring the life and work of George Orwell through the places he lived, worked and wrote.
Following in the footsteps of his literary hero, researcher and historian Oliver Lewis set out to visit all the places to have inspired and been lived in by George Orwell.
Over three years he travelled from Wigan to Catalonia, Paris to Motihari, Marrakesh to Eton, and in each location explored both how Orwell experienced the place, and how the place now remembers him as a literary icon.
Beginning in Northern India, where Orwell was born in 1903, and ending in the Oxfordshire village of Sutton Courtenay, where he was laid to rest in 1950, The Orwell Tour offers an accessible and informative new biography of Orwell through the lens of place.
Oliver Lewis is a researcher, historian and a visiting lecturer at SciencesPo in Paris, where he teaches on the life and work of George Orwell. He lives in Montgomery, Powys,
We look forward to welcoming local author and established Orwell expert Oliver Lewis to Booka for what should be a fascinating evening of travel, history and literature discussing one of the world’s most influential and visionary writers.
Tickets: £7 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy of The Orwell Tour) or £20 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of The Orwell).