Wifedom with Anna Funder

Monday 3 June, 1pm at The Drive Methodist Church

Looking for wonder and some reprieve from the everyday, Anna Funder slips into the pages of her hero George Orwell.

When she uncovers his forgotten wife, it’s a revelation. Eileen O’Shaughnessy’s literary brilliance shaped Orwell’s work and her practical nous saved his life. But why – and how – was she written out of the story? Using newly discovered letters from Eileen to her best friend, Funder recreates the Orwells’ marriage, through the Spanish Civil War and WW II in London.

Compelling and utterly original, Wifedom speaks to the unsung work of women everywhere today, while offering a breathtakingly intimate view of one of the most important literary marriages of the 20th century. It is a book that speaks to our present moment as much as it illuminates the past.


‘Furious and fascinating’ The Times

‘A spellbinding achievement’ FT


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