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Eileen: The Making of George Orwell

By Sylvia Topp

The never before told story of George Orwell’s first wife, a woman who shaped, supported and even saved the life of one of the 20th century’s greatest writers.

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$15 
62 pledges

Digital

An ebook edition
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$40  + shipping
156 pledges

Hardback

A first edition hardback, ebook edition
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$70  + shipping
5 pledges

Two copies (UK and other customers)

Two first edition hardbacks, two ebooks and two names in the back of the book (Only pay shipping once).
$70  + shipping
16 pledges

Two copies (US and Canadian customers)

Two first edition hardbacks, two ebooks and two names in the back of the book (Only pay shipping once/US shipping rate).
$135  + shipping
3 pledges

Four Hardbacks as Gifts (US and Canadian customers)

Four first edition hardbacks, four ebooks and four names in the back of the book (Only pay shipping once/US shipping rate).
N.B. You will be asked to enter the four names you'd like to appear in the back of the book once you have pledged
$150  + shipping
3 pledges

Printed booklet of Eileen's letters (UK and other customers)

A booklet containing never before printed facsimiles of six letters Eileen sent to Norah Symes, her Oxford University friend, the first one just months after Eileen's marriage to Orwell. These letters are signed with her nickname, "Pig," a curious discovery considering Eileen's later input in the writing of Animal Farm. This booklet will also contain a recently discovered photo of Eileen's 1925 St. Hugh's class. Plus a first edition hardback, ebook edition and your name in the back of the book.
$150  + shipping
1 pledge

Printed booklet of Eileen's letters (US and Canadian customers)

A booklet containing never before printed facsimiles of six letters Eileen sent to Norah Symes, her Oxford University friend, the first one just months after Eileen's marriage to Orwell. These letters are signed with her nickname, "Pig," a curious discovery considering Eileen's later input in the writing of Animal Farm. This booklet will also contain a recently discovered photo of Eileen's 1925 St. Hugh's class. Plus a first edition hardback, ebook edition and your name in the back of the book.
$150  + shipping
1 pledge

Four Hardbacks as Gifts

Four first edition hardbacks, four ebooks and four names in the back of the book (Only pay shipping once).
N.B. You will be asked to enter the four names you'd like to appear in the back of the book once you have pledged
$190  + shipping
7 pledges

Letter booklet plus film (US and Canadian customers)

A booklet of Eileen's letters, a digital copy of the Wildflower film, plus a first edition hardback, ebook edition and your name in the back of the book (US shipping rate).
$1,500  + shipping
2 pledges

Patron (UK and other customers)

A special thanks to you printed in the front of the book, plus a digital copy of the Wildflower film, the printed booklet of Eileen's letters and ten first edition hardback copies of the book with ten ebooks.
$1,500  + shipping
1 pledge

Patron (US and Canadian customers)

A special thanks to you printed in the front of the book, plus a digital copy of the Wildflower film, the printed booklet of Eileen's letters and ten first edition hardback copies of the book with ten ebooks (US shipping).

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