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End of the egg counts & the absence of war.

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

I have been subscribed to a blog that presents George Orwell’s diary for almost two years now – it has been an interesting read so far mostly because of its quirkyness. The main thing Orwell wrote about in his diary were accounts of his gardening activity, with special attention being paid to the number of eggs laid by his hens. Slightly entertaining, particularly because of a whole lot of really funny reader comments on the ups and downs of Orwellian egg production.
Recently, things have changed. We are now in the summer of 1940 and Germany has attacked France. Britain is part of the war and the bombings begin. George Orwell provides us with sharp observations about how war somehow remains absent from the everyday lives that he witnesses and participates in. I definitely recommend subscribing to this weblog/historical diary.