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a combination of two wonderful things - Isle of Jura Malt, and books...


the Isle of Jura Malt Whisky Writers Retreat

The Scottish Book Trust and The Isle of Jura Malt run a UK and international Writer Retreat Programme on Jura - the inspiration being George Orwells time on the island at Barnhill, where he wrote 1984.


Romesh Gunesekera will shortly be spending a month on Jura as Writer in Retreat.






“I am anxious to get out of London for my own sake… I want to write another book which is impossible unless I can get six months’ quiet…”


George Orwell



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Barnhill, Isle of Jura





http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/jura
http://www.isleofjura.com/lodge/retreat/writerretreat.cfm?contentid=211


Jura Duty Will Self
http://www.netcharles.com/orwell/articles/jura-duty.htm








about Orwell's time on Jura
http://www.visit-islay.com/juranew/jura1a.html

The island of Jura: Inside the big brother house

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/uk/the-island-of-jura-inside-the-big-brother-house-408201.html




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It's coming yet for a' that, that Man to Man, the world o'er, shall brothers be for a' that. (Robert Burns)

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well, i hate whisky, but i LOVE books and Jura looks like heaven on earth.......




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I think this is a photo of Orwell at Barnhill


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from the original manuscript, 1984

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