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'Orwell house' may be long gone

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A campaign to preserve the house where George Orwell was said to have lived when he served in Burma may have hit a snag. 

The house long associated with the celebrated British author of Burmese Days, Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty Four may be the wrong one, according to The Irrawaddy magazine.

Some local residents are now casting doubt on the true provenance of the house, and it is possible that the building where Orwell once lived no longer exists, it said.

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