George Orwell gets food essay apology from British Council after 70 yearsposted on 08 Feb 2019
It seems even the best of writers get rejected - but not all of them can expect an apology 70 years later. The British Council has apologised to George Orwell after rejecting an essay of his seven decades ago.
The author of 1984 and Animal Farm wrote the piece, entitled British Cookery, in 1946. But the council, which promotes British relations with other countries, told Orwell it would be "unwise to publish it for the continental reader".