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Sonia Orwell

Sonia Brownell Orwell , as a young woman, was responsible for transcribing and editing the copy text for the first edition of the Winchester Malory as assistant to the eminent medievalist at Manchester University, Eugene Vinaver. Brownell first met Orwell when she worked as the assistant to Cyril Connolly, a friend of his from Eton College, at the literary magazine Horizon . The two were married in October 1949, only three months before Orwell's death from tuberculosis.