Orwell's Last Stand

There's a colorful story in today's Travel section about visiting Barnhill, the old farmhouse on the isle of Jura off the coast of Scotland where George Orwell lived from 1946 till the end of his life.

Nowadays, you can rent the farmhouse for about $830 a week, and -- don't worry -- none of the rooms has a telescreen. In fact, it's likely that "No One Is Watching You": Only 170 people actually live on Jura, and Paul McHugh's descriptions of the place make it sound both rugged and magical.

By Ron Charles |  March 15, 2009; 2:38 PM ET Ron Charles
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