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User Review  - DavidO1103 - LibraryThing

Very funny; still relevant (written in 1937). Send-up of sensationalist journalism. Spoof of journalism, capitalism, emerging countries. Certainly not politically correct today, but spot on for much ... Read full review

classic writing by the finest British 20th century satirist

User Review  - waugh - Tesco

Waugh's sensibility was the most exquisite upper middle class British. He wrote at a time when his own country frivolously enjoyed life as "bright young things" at the top while incredibly poorly paid ... Read full review

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User Review  - IreneSM - LibraryThing

This is very funny, full of ridiculous and eccentric characters with ludicrous names, and a quick succession of farcical situations which somehow Waugh makes believable. Some reviewers describe the language as dated, but this is its charm. If only more modern authors could write with such wit! Read full review

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User Review  - Greatrakes - LibraryThing

This book has long been a favourite of mine. It is often described as a satire on journalists and press magnates, but it's really more wide-ranging. It is set in the world of the foreign corespondent ... Read full review

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User Review  - cdddddd - LibraryThing

Pretty clever throughout but it turned out hilarious by the end. Read full review

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User Review  - cyberoo - LibraryThing

The most enjoyable book I've ever read. Had me in giggling like a schoolgirl from beginning to end. Read full review

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User Review  - xinyi - LibraryThing

as ever, Waugh's mastery of English sense of humour is super! love it! Read full review

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User Review  - gemilyinterrupted - LibraryThing

this book had me cracking up laughing. waugh was a master of satire. Read full review


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