Coming Up for Air

Coming Up for Air Cover

Coming Up for Air

By George Orwell; George Crwell

Mariner Books, Paperback, 9780156196253, 288pp.

Publication Date: October 22, 1969

George Bowling, the hero of this comic novel, is a middle-aged insurance salesman who lives in an average English suburban row house with a wife and two children. One day, after winning some money from a bet, he goes back to the village where he grew up, to fish for carp in a pool he remembers from thirty years before. The pool, alas, is gone, the village has changed beyond recognition, and the principal event of his holiday is an accidental bombing by the RAF.