George Orwell (1903-1950) served with the Imperial Police in Burma, fought with the Republicans during the Spanish Civil War, and was a member of the Home Guard and a writer for the BBC during World War II. He is the author of some of the most celebrated works of non-fiction and fiction in the English language.
An unrivalled picture of the rumours, suspicions and treachery of
civil war -- Anthony Beevor
A war story that is both brutally honest and lyrically beautiful * Daily Telegraph *