Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The George Orwell Diary Blog (and food)

"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."

Every once in a while you come across something on the web really worth spending some time on. Sunday, I read of a weblog that posted the exact entries, seventy years later, of George Orwell's diary. It is an Englishman's diary of the time, weather, bird watching, personal health and the like, but that in itself is interesting, considering the author.

Here's the link.

Also, since this is a food weblog, make sure you read the description of how to preserve fruit without sugar or heat that Orwell attaches from a newspaper clipping. He says it really works. As best as I can tell they have just begun releasing the pages, so you don't have much catching up to do.

Finally, my lifetime dream is to be able to write one sentence as good as the first line to Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, quoted above.

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