Why 1984 Almost Didn’t Happen

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Though I won’t be revisiting George Orwell anymore in this project, I thought this piece of information was worth sharing.

Orwell’s 1984nearly didn’t happen.

While on a camping trip in Scotland, Orwell took a small motor boat out with his son, niece and nephew. The boat got caught up in the tide and flipped. The group didn’t have on life jackets and were taken in by a whirlpool.

Orwell’s son, Richard, described the incident:

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