Wednesday, November 02, 2011

It's amazing when you remember something from a book correctly

I first read George Orwell's Down and Out in Paris and London in my early twenties. The thing I remembered most about it is what he said about waiters. I picked up a second-hand copy this week, largely to check I'd remembered it correctly. Amazingly, it fell open at the page.


  1. Anonymous7:02 pm

    Amazing and brilliant. Apart from the obvious bits of Animal Farm and 1984 that's the only bit of Orwell I can remember and quote at every opportunity.

  2. Just recently re-read couple of volumes of Orwell's Essays, Journalism and Letters. Great stuff but seem sadly out of print in UK. I picked up editions published in Canada via Amazon which seems odd.

  3. Your peddling of anti-waiter propaganda hasn't gone unnoticed..."Cry havoc and let slip the soup bowls of war"