Coming Up for Air (Google eBook)

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct 22, 1969 - Fiction - 288 pages
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George Bowling, the hero of this comic novel, is a middle-aged insurance salesman who lives in an average English suburban row house with a wife and two children. One day, after winning some money from a bet, he goes back to the village where he grew up, to fish for carp in a pool he remembers from thirty years before. The pool, alas, is gone, the village has changed beyond recognition, and the principal event of his holiday is an accidental bombing by the RAF.

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It is quite unsettling how a book written during the interwar period describes the atmosphere in Western Europe today so eerily well. The ominous news items on foreign dictators, war, explosions and ... Read full review

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About the author (1969)

GEORGE ORWELL (1903–1950) was born in India and served with the Imperial Police in Burma before joining the Republican Army in the Spanish Civil War. Orwell was the author of six novels as well as numerous essays and nonfiction works.

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