Do you read with your nose?
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Why George Orwell is a 'very smelly writer'

When John Sutherland, a distinguished former professor of modern English literature, lost his sense of smell four years ago, he found a new perspective on George Orwell.

On BBC Radio 4's The World Tonight, Mr Sutherland explains why he considers Orwell a "very smelly writer" and how Orwell's nose was one of his most valuable literary tools.

  • 31 Aug 2016