In Diaries Of The Dead, I mentioned that George Orwellâ€™s diaries are being posted online as a daily blog. They are magnificent, in a quite unexpected way. Here are some â€“ unedited â€“ entries for seventy years ago:
16.11.38 One egg.
17.11.38 One egg.
19.11.38 Two eggs.
21.11.38 Two eggs.
22.11.38 Two eggs.
25.11.38 Two eggs.
27.11.38 One egg.
28.11.38 Two eggs.
Clearly, Orwellâ€™s diary would have been the most terrifying book Alfred Hitchcock could imagine.
I am also reminded that I once bought a picture postcard in Prague which included a quotation from â€œThe Dairies Of Franz Kafkaâ€.
EXCITING UPDATE! : 29.11.38 One egg.