“The internet is very limited”: How an offline search uncovered George Orwell’s favourite author

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Euronews (English)

They say the art of letter writing is dead, but for 28-year-old bartender / writer Jack Chadwick, it has come in extremely useful. Earlier this year, he penned a note to Mary Hassall, a long-time friend of someone very important to Chadwick: Jack Hilton. Never heard of him? Join the club. Hilton was the favourite author of illustrious names like W. H. Auden and George Orwell. But unlike these famous names, Hilton’s was lost to history. Through a painstaking investigation, Chadwick tracked down Hassall’s home address, as she represented his last hope of unearthing the truth. “She was moving hou…

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