My name is Richard Blair and I am the adopted son of Eric Arthur Blair, better known as George Orwell. I was born in May 1944, married with two sons and now have five grand children. After leaving school in 1960 I went into the agricultural business, before joining a large tractor manufacturing co in 1975, leaving in 1986 to set up with my wife a business in the holiday cottage industry, finally selling up and retiring in 2008. Since the I have been involved in my late father literary affairs as Trustee of the Orwell Foundation and Trustee/ Patron of the Orwell Society, in which I continue today.
Richard Blair, George Orwell's son, reads from 1984 and other texts.