Reading widely about Orwell’s life and times has led me to collect all sorts of books written by his friends or the milieu he associated. The connection will not always be readily apparent as you skim and scan down this page but I do intend to make more notes alongside each title in coming years.
Acton, Harold, More Memoirs of an Aesthete, Hamish Hamilton, 1987. 412pp.
Barber, Michael, Anthony Powell: A Life, Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd, 2005. 364pp.
Barbera, Jack and McBrien, William, Stevie: A Biography of Stevie Smith, Oxford University Press, 1985. 378pp.
Barker, Francis (ed.), 1936: The Sociology of Literature – Practices of Literature and Politics, University of Exeter, 1979. 398pp.
Buckland, Alfreda, The World of Donald McGill, Poole: Blandford Press, 1984. 128pp.
Brandt, Bill, Camera in London, Focal Press, 1948
Brockway, Fenner, Inside the Left: Thirty Years of Platform, Press, Prison and Parliament, 1942. 352pp. (first edition)
Brockway, Fenner, Outside the Right including a Lost Play and unpublished letters by Bernard Shaw, London: George Allen and Unwin,1963. 231pp. (first edition)
Brockway, Fenner, 98 Not Out, London: Quartet, 1986. (first edition)
Brockway, Fenner, Towards Tomorrow: The Autobiography of Fenner Brockway, London: Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, 1977. 280pp. (first edition)
Buddicom, Jacintha, The Compleat Workes of Cini Willoughby Dering, New York: Payson & Clarke, 1929. 80pp. (published anonymously)
Buddicom, Jacintha, Cat Poems, London: Leslie Frewin, 1973. 64pp. (Illustrated by the Author)
Cardigan, The Earl of Youth Goes East, London: Eveleigh Nash and Grayson, 1928.
Cardigan, The Earl of, Amateur Pilot, London: Putnam, 1933.
Cardigan, The Earl of, The Wardens of Savernake Forest, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1949.
Cardigan, The Earl of, I Walked Alone, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1951.
Chaney, Edward, Genius Friend: G.B. Edwards and the Book of Ebenezer Le Page, Blue Ormer Publishing, 2015. 416pp.
Cockett, Richard, David Astor and The Observer, Andre Deutsch Ltd, 1992. 390pp.
Connolly, Cyril, Enemies of Promise, University of Chicago Press, 2008, 288pp.
Connolly, Cyril, The Golden Horizon, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1955. 596pp.
Connolly, Cyril, Evening Colonnade, London: David, Bruce and Watson, 1973
Cuming, E.D., A Vendor of Dreams, London: Hutchinson, 1923
Cuming, E. D., Idlings in Arcadia, New York: E P Dutton, 1935. 326pp.
Dakers, Alan, Ticklerton Tales History of Eaton-Under-Heywood, A. Dakers, 1991. 256pp.
Depasquale, Paul, Guy Boothby: His Life and Work, South Australia: Pioneer Books, 1982. 127pp (No. 13/100 limited edition)
Ealham, Chris, Anarchism And The City: Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Barcelona, 1898-1937, AK Press, 2010. 263pp.
Fisher, Clive, Cyril Connolly: A Nostalgic Life, London: MacMillan, 1995. 466pp.
Fothergill, Stephen, The Last Lamplighter: A Soho Education, London Magazine Editions, 2000. 144pp.
George Orwell Centenary Conference Program, Wellesley College May 1-3, 2003 (a much-appreciated gift from the generous Michael Casey)
Lea F. A., The Life of John Middleton Murry, Methuen, 1959. 378pp.
Lloyd, Nick, Forgotten Places Barcelona and the Spanish Civil War, Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015. 392pp.
Mairet Philip, John Middleton Murry, 1958, Longmans, Green & Co.
Mansfield, Katherine, Stories By Katherine Mansfield, New York: Armed Services Editions, 1944. No. I-252. Selected, with a note about the author by her husband, John Middleton Murry)
Maugham, W, Somerset, The Moon and the Sixpence, Copyright Group. Kindle Edition, 2013
Maugham, W, Somerset, A Writer’s Notebook, Vintage Classics: Kindle Edition, 2011. 386pp.
McGill, Donald, Donald McGill: Banned Comic Postcards, Ryde: Greaves & Thomas, N.D.
Meyer, Michael, Not Prince Hamlet: Literary and Theatrical Memoirs, Secker & Warburg, 1989. 291pp.
Mitchell, David, The Fighting Pankhursts, New York: The Macmillan Company, 1967. 352pp.
Montefiore, Janet, Men and Women Writers of the 1930s: The Dangerous Flood of History, Routledge, 2003
Mount, Ferdinand, Cold Cream: My Early Life and Other Mistakes: My Early Life and Other Mistakes, London: Bloomsbury, 2008. 388pp.
Muggeridge, Malcolm, Like It Was – The Diaries of Malcolm Muggeridge, Collins, 1981. 560pp.
Murry, John Middleton, The Evolution of an Intellectual, Knopf, 1920. 226pp.
Murry, John Middleton, Between Two Worlds – An Autobiography, Jonathan Cape, 1935
Murry, John Middleton , Swift, Jonathan: A Critical Biography, London: Jonathan Cape, 1954. 508pp.
Nuremberg and the Moscow Trials, 1946. Single-sheet leaflet, printed on both sides. One side has a statement (concluding with the names of all the signatories, including H G Wells, Arthur Koestler, George Padmore, Julian Symons, F A Ridley and George Orwell asking for Natalia Trotsky to be given representation at the Nuremberg trials. The other side has 24 small photographs of the leaders of the Russian Revolution, giving in each case brief details of their fate. The bookseller procured it years ago from the estate of Tom Borstein.
Paßmann, Dirk F.; Vienken, Heinz J., The Library and Reading of Jonathan Swift: A Bio-Bibliographical Handbook – Part I: Swift’s Library, in Four Volumes, Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, 2003. 2416pp.
Phillips, William and Rahv, Philip (editors), The Partisan Reader, Ten Years of Partisan Review 1934-1944: An Anthology, New York: The Dial Press Inc., 1946. 688pp.
Plowman, Max. & Plowman, Dorothy Lloyd Sulman, Bridge into the Future: Letters of Max Plowman, London: A. Dakers Ltd.. 787pp.
Powell, Anthony, To Keep the Ball Rolling: The Memoirs of Anthony Powell, Penguin Books Ltd, 1983. 458pp.
Rieger, Max, Espionaje En España, Barcelona: Ediciones Unidad, 1938. 232pp. (First edition with preface by José Bergamín; translation by Lucienne and Arturo Perucho)
Robinson, John Martin, The Travellers Club: A Bicentennial History 1819-2019, London: Libanus Press Ltd, 2018. 368pp.
Rodden, John, Of G-Men and Eggheads – The FBI and the New York Intellectuals, University of Illinois Press, 2017. 132pp.
Rust, William, The Story of the Daily Worker, London: People’s Press Printing Society, 1949
Scammel, Michael, Koestler: The Indispensable Intellectual, London: Faber & Faber Ltd., 2010. 689pp.
Schimanski, Stefan & Treece, Henry (editors), Leaves in the Storm: A Book of Diaries, Lindsay Drummond, 1947. 299pp.
Sewell, Brocard, G.K.’s Weekly – An Appraisal, Aylesford Press, 1990
Simper, Robert, The River Orwell and the River Stour (English Estuaries Series), Creekside Publishing. 84pp.
Spalding, Frances, Stevie Smith: A Critical Biography, 1990. 332pp.
Spurling, Hilary, The Girl from the Fiction Department: A Portrait of Sonia Orwell, London: Hamish Hamilton, 2002, 208pp.
Spurling, Hilary, The Girl from the Fiction Department: A Portrait of Sonia Orwell, Counterpoint LLC, 2003, 193pp.
Spurling, Hilary, Invitation To The Dance: A Handbook to Anthony Powell’s A Dance to the Music of Time, Cornerstone Digital; New Ed edition, 2011. 352pp.
Stourton, Edward, Auntie’s War: The BBC during the Second World War, London: Doubleday, 2017. 432pp.
Sullivan, Alvin, British Literary Magazines: The Modern Age, 1914-1984, Westport, Connecticut & London: Greenwood Press, 1986.
Taylor, DJ, Lost Girls: Love, War and Literature: 1939-51, London: Constable, 2019. 400pp.
Thomson, George Malcom, Martin Secker & Warburg: The First Fifty Years, Secker & Warburg, 1986. 87pp.
Tolley, A.T. (ed), John Lehmann. A Tribute, Ottowa: Carleton University Press, 1987. 166pp.
Warburg, Fredric, An Occupation for a Gentleman, London: Hutchinson, 1959.
Warburg, Frederic, All Authors Are Equal, New York: St Martin’s Press, 1973. 310pp.
Wheen, Francis, The Soul of Indiscretion: Tom Driberg, poet, philanderer, legislator and outlaw – His Life and Indiscretions, London: 4th Estate, 2001. 464pp.
West, WJ., Truth Betrayed, Ronald P Frye & Co, 1987. 262pp.
Wilkinson, Gary, Wildflower, 2014 (DVD – 15 mins)
Wright, Adrian, John Lehmann: A Pagan Adventure, London: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd, 1998. 324pp.