Remembering George Orwell
Eric Arthur Blair
1903, June 25. Motihari, Bengal, India.
1950, January 21. University Hospital, London, England

Chronology  1936
Chronology  taken from "George Orwell - A Bibliography", by Gillian Fenwick

Finished Keep the Aspidistra Flying

Gollancz commissioned book on working class conditions

Gave up job at Booklovers' Corner and flat at Lawford Road
31 January
By train to Coventry
1 February
On foot and by bus to Birmingham and Stourbridge
2 February
On foot and by bus to Wolverhampton, Penkridge and Stafford
3 February
By bus and on foot to Hanley and Burslem
4 February
On foot and by bus to Macclesfield and Manchester
5 February
In common lodging house
6-10 February
At 49 Brynton Road, Manchester
10-15 february
At 72 Warrington Lane, Wigan
16 February - 1 March
At Darlington Road, Wigan, over tripe shop
17 February
Gollancz asked for more changes to Keep the Aspidistra Flying
24 February
Went down Crippen's coal mine
25-26 February
In Liverpool
2-4 March
At Wallace Road, Sheffield
5-13 March
At 21 Estcourt Avenue, Leeds
6 March
Visited Haworth
9 March
Visited Middlesmoor
13-26 March
At Agnes Terrace, Barnsley
19 March
Went down Wentworth coal mine
21 March
Went down Grimethorpe coal mine
26 March
Returned to Leeds
29 March
Returned to London
2 April
Moved into The Stores, Wallington, Hertfordshire
20 April
Keep the Aspidistra Flying published
early May
Began writing The Road to Wigan Pier

Began reviewing for Time and Tide
9 June
Married Eileen O'Shaughnessy at Wallington
12 June
Submitted 'Shooting an Elephant' to John Lehmann
18 July
Outbreak of Spanish Civil War
17 August
A Clergyman's Daughter published in New York
Shooting an Elephant published in New Writing
15 December
Sent ms of The Road to Wigan Pier to Moore

Went to Spain
30 December
Enlisted in POUM in Barcelona

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