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Year of the Rat

Roy Smiles Price: $14.95

It's 1948 and George Orwell is attempting to finish his final novel - 1984 - before ill-health forces hin off the isolated Scottish island he has made his home

Holed up with a shotgun and literary-circle bombshell Sonia Brownell for company he's desperately hoping for a last chance at happiness

But George is no womaniser and is sure to make a hash of things, particularly after his childhood friend and notorious lecher Cyril Connolly turns up

Will he seduce Sonia or will Cyril scupper his plans?

Can he survive his friends, both real and imaginary, and finish the novel before death comes knocking?

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