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Orwell's Roses

Orwell's Roses

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22 NOV 2021

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Rebecca Solnit's latest book that beautifully explores George Orwell’s life and work through his little-known passion for gardening and the natural world.

Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for NonfictionFinalist for the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography. A fresh take on George Orwell as an avid gardener whose political writing was grounded by his passion for the natural world. A lush exploration of politics, roses, and pleasure, expressing how Orwell's involvement with plants illuminates his commitments as a writer and antifascist, connecting the politics of nature and power.

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