Rebecca Solnit: Orwell’s Roses (Paperback, 2021, Granta) 5 stars

“In the year 1936 a writer planted roses.” So begins Rebecca Solnit’s new book, a …

An unusual approach to Orwell biography

4 stars

The book is centered on Orwell but with diversions into gardening and the history and politics of his time and ours. Not all sections are completely successful but still an interesting and worthwhile look at Orwell and his world.