Jura is one of the most dramatic islands in the Hebrides and its magnificent three hills, known as the Paps, are visible from many points on the Scottish mainland and from Mull. The 200-odd human inhabitants are vastly outnumbered by the substantial deer population. George Orwell came to live here for the last three years of his life. He found a farmhouse seven miles down a track, and this is where he wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four, one of the most influential books of the 20th century. Other than the book, Orwell’s life on the island was dominated by his passions for fishing, hunting ...


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