Islay Book Festival 2019: Barnhill (Islay)

Ionad Chaluim Chille Ìle (Gaelic College), Isle of Islay, PA43 7LN
Sat 31st August 2019
George Robertson introduces Norman Bissell, who will talk about his keenly-awaited new novel. Nine years in the making, Barnhill has been a labour of love for the poet and screenwriter, who brings to life Orwell’s desperate struggle to finish his dystopian masterpiece, 1984. Reading extracts from his novel, which takes its name from the Hebridean hideaway where it all came together, Norman will discuss Orwell’s final years in London, Paris and Jura and the sacrifices he made – most tragically in terms of his health – as he created the world of Winston Smith and Julia, Big Brother and the Thought Police.
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