1947. In a damp, run-down farmhouse on the island of Jura, George Orwell is embarking on his greatest work: Nineteen Eighty-Four. Forty-four years old and suffering from the tuberculosis that will eventually take his life, this book is his legacy – the culmination of a career spent fighting to preserve the freedoms which the wars and upheavals of the twentieth century have threatened.
Completing the book is an urgent task – a race against death. Dennis Glover explores the creation of Orwellâ€™s final work, which for millions of readers worldwide defined the twentieth century.