George Orwell, a British writer, was born in Motihari, India in 1903. In India he served with the Indian Imperial Police. In 1927 he went to England in poor health and lived there for several years in poverty. Because of his experiences during these years he wrote his first book Down and out in Paris and London published in 1933. In 1936 George joined the Republican forces in the Spanish Civil War. Out of all the books Mr. Orwell has written Animal Farm is probably the most recognized. George Orwell died in 1950, but he left behind him a legacy of many great books we can all enjoy today.