The project, set up by Writing on the Wall with the backing of the Heritage Lottery Fund, celebrates and preserves the legacy of the Liverpool born writer, George Garrett (1896-1966).
Ten Years On The Parish: The Autobiography and Letters of George Garrett
‘Garrett was all about truth. He worked hard to discover truth.
He worked harder to express it. And most of all, he lived it.
And that’s why you should read this book.’
Frank Cottrell-Boyce, from the foreword to Ten years On The Parish.
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The Two Georges on The One Show!
Garrett and Orwell’s historic meeting in 1936 is to be featured on The One Show in a short film about when George Orwell met George Garrett, in February 1936 in Liverpool, when Orwell was researching The Road to Wigan Pier.
The film features Orwell’s son, Richard Blair and Garrett’s grandson, Sean Garrett, who met in Liverpool to discuss how the lives of the two writers, one, Orwell, who achieved major recognition in his lifetime, and Garrett, who achieved recognition in the late 1930s, but sank into post-war obscurity, crossed in 1936.
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Garrett and Jim Phelan’s Liverpool Home
The George Garrett Archive Project is delighted to feature an article by Andrew Lees, writer and Professor of Neurology at the National Hospital, Queen Square London, about the author Jim Phelan, who was a friend of Garrett’s, wrote about him in his autobiography, The Name’s Phelan, and based a character on Garrett in his novel, Ten a Penny People.
CLICK HERE to read the article, Jim Phelan’s Liverpool Home.