The Times, Saturday, Dec 13, 1980 DEATHS|
ORWELL - On December 11, 1980, after a long illness, Sonia Orwell.
Funeral service at St. Marys, Cadogan St. at 9:45 am, on Thursday, December 18th, followed by private burial at Putney Vale Cemetery.
Cut flowers to J. H. Kenyon, Ltd. 49 Marloes Rd., W8. Tel. 01-937-0757.
Details of Memorial Service to be announced later.
The Times, Tuesday, Dec 16, 1980 OBITUARIES
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The Times, Friday, Dec 12, 1980 OBITUARIES|
MRS SONIA ORWELL
Mrs. Sonia Orwell, widow of the writer George Orwell, died yesterday.
They were married in 1949 and he died not long afterwards in January 1950 at the age of 46.
His first wife had died in 1945.
She had literary talent herself and had been assistant editor to Mr John Lehmann on New Writing and to Cyril Connolly on Horizon, the monthly magazine which Connelly founded with Mr Stephen Spender and Mr Peter Watson on the eve of war in 1939.
She had a nose for talent in others, having worked with success for the publishers Weidenfeld and Nicolson, and was also a gifted translator.
Her translation of Marguerite Duras's Days in the Trees was put on the Aldwych Theatre in 1966 with Dame Peggy Ashcroft, Mr George Baker and Miss Frances Cuka in the cast.
With Mr Ian Angus she edited the four volumes of The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell which were published in 1968.