Coming Up For Air: George Orwell
Victor Gollancz, 1939; this edition: Penguin, 1973
One of my favourite novels, and for me, Orwell’s best.
George Bowling tries to escape from modern England, and the upcoming Second World War.
This book is described as 'nostalgia' and it really is - and brilliantly done. George Bowling, an insurance salesman, takes a look into his childhood. His descriptions of the customs, the characters, the buildings, the way of life is very moving. This is what life was like before World War Two. The war was to change everything. It's worth a look back through the eyes of George Bowling!...Continua