Events

Book Launch 'Barnhill' by Norman Bissell

Thursday 18th July 19:00 - 20:30 at Oban

We are delighted to welcome Normal Bissell to the store to celebrate the launch of his new novel Barnhill, based on George Orwell's time living on Jura as he wrote his enduring dystopian masterpiece Nineteen Eighty-Four.

George Orwell left post-war London for Barnhill, a remote farmhouse on the Isle of Jura, to write what became Nineteen Eighty-Four. He was driven by a passionate desire to undermine the enemies of democracy and make plain the dangers of dictatorship, surveillance, doublethink and censorship.

Typing away in his damp bedroom overlooking the garden he created and the sea beyond, he invented Big Brother, Thought Police, Newspeak and Room 101 - and created a masterpiece.

Barnhill tells the dramatic story of this crucial period of Orwell's life. Deeply researched, it reveals the private man behind the celebrated public figure - his turbulent love life, his devotion to his baby son and his declining health as he struggled to deliver his dystopian warning to the world.

Oban Waterstones, Oban
Thursday 18th July 19:00 - 20:30

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