•Orwellian website Orwelltoday.com considered: ‘Why
Orwell hadn't talked about or
written about Gareth Jones? [However, they believed that]… Orwell had mentioned Gareth Jones after all in the character of Farmer Jones in Animal Farm! Just like how the Communists had killed the Tsar and all his family, so too had the Communists just as ruthlessly and cruelly killed Gareth Jones’.
•One wonders; did Orwell from his personal experience of Barcelona in 1936, suspect that from Lyons’ account, that Gareth’s murder in China was not the simple act of banditry?
•Unfortunately, we may never know… Perhaps the evidence was destroyed, when a V2 rocket fell on Orwell’s home in London in WW2 but…