"Orwell's father, Richard W Blair, worked in the remote town near the Indian-Nepalese border for the opium department, supervising poppy growers and collecting opium for export to China." "Born Eric Arthur Blair, Orwell was a year old when his mother, Ida Blair, moved with him to Oxfordshire. " (The Guardian)
"The writer George Orwell (then known as Eric Blair) spent time as a teenager and in his thirties in Southwold, living at his parents' home. A plaque can be seen next door to what is now the fish and chip shop at the far end of the High Street." http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southwold
Speaking of Southwold, I read somewhere that it was famous as a seaside town for retired people. I imagine that the climate there is not so warm as that in Miami in the USA. If I were Bill Gate, I would like to buy the cottage in Baldock rather than the house in Southwold.