Orwell's Diaries Go Online

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British author George Orwell, circa 1945.

British author George Orwell, circa 1945.

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Previously unpublished George Orwell diaries are being released online as a daily blog. The first entry, from Aug. 9, 1938, will appear online Saturday, exactly 70 years after Orwell wrote it. The diaries shed light on European history and Orwell's life.

Alex Chadwick speaks to Professor Jean Seaton of The Orwell Prize and Orwell's son Richard Blair about the diaries.

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