Orwell's Ode to Spring

  • Benedict Cosgrove

The author of "1984" and "Homage to Catalonia" wrote about nature as eloquently as he wrote about everything else.

"One particular trait that threads its way through so much of the work of the India-born writer Eric Arthur Blair, known to the world as George Orwell, is rarely discussed, and almost never celebrated: namely, the man’s profound love of the natural world." (Pictured: "Spring in St. John's Wood," Laura Knight)