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George Orwell – Down and Out in Paris and London | Review

Title: Down and Out in Paris and London

Author: George Orwell

Type: Non-Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 220

Rating: 5*/5

 

George Orwell - Down and Out in Paris and London

George Orwell – Down and Out in Paris and London

 

I’m not sure why it took me so long to get round to reading this one. In fact, I somehow ended up with two copies of it and gave one of them to my friend Neil, and he read and reviewed it before I even got around to starting. But once I did start it, I was hooked – in fact, it only took me a day to read it and I found it hard to put it down.

That’s a rarity for a non-fiction book, but then this one is written by George Orwell, and so I shouldn’t have expected any less. As you might have guessed from the title, it follows Orwell’s exploits as a down and out in both Paris and London as he tries to live on hardly any money at all, scavenging cash from the streets or working long hours in French restaurants.

That might not sound interesting, but it is. In fact, while this is technically a travel book, it’s also a type of social experiment, only from back in the 1930s. It’s the kind of book that everyone should read, regardless of who they are.

 

George Orwell

George Orwell

 

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