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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully bound book - an interesting read, 10 April 2011
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This review is from: Homage to Catalonia/Down and Out in Paris and London (2 Works) (Hardcover)
Orwell writes both these books from personal experience. The first book is not about the pity of war. It is about one man's attempt to stop facism by shooting facists. There is a strong theme of betrayal in this book - about the internecine struggles between the communists, socialists and anarchists in Spain. The book also somehow manages to convey a time.
'Down and Out in Paris and London' is well worth reading. The sense of being vagabond poor in London is particularly haunting. The book is not just a description of events; Orwell asks the reader to consider their reaction to beggars and the poor. The book works too as just this incredible view of another world of working in hotels and getting by. This book makes you think.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What a thoroughly good writer, 26 Mar 2013
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Paul Morris "Unclemo" (Ventnor ,England) - See all my reviews
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I can't get enough of Orwell, he writes so well,so directly and his powers of observing his fellow man take some beating.
Such a shame he did not live longer and write more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars George Orwell the Correspondent, 15 Mar 2013
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Clearly a first hand experience of a politically (spanish politics) significant period for the left wing government in Spain. Correcting many of the errors of those writing about events for which they had no close experience to offer. Although dealing with only one part of the war and in only one region it makes the whole much clearer. Also very clear plain english writing.

Two beautifully clear descriptions of life in poverty without losing his sense of humour.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful book!, 14 April 2013
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This book arrived swiftly and well packaged, and that's always a good thing, but it's not the point here.

The book is hard backed with a beautiful cover design. The font / layout / quality of the paper is just beautiful. Think it's second hand but it's as good as new. It is one of those delicious books that you can't help thinking about when someone tells you how marvellous an e-reader is..
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4.0 out of 5 stars Definitive, 17 Jun 2013
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Exposes the dregs of life in Paris and the idealistic shambles of the Spanish civil war. There is a price to be paid for following a cause.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Books, 18 Sep 2011
This review is from: Homage to Catalonia/Down and Out in Paris and London (2 Works) (Hardcover)
This was given as a present and very well received.The two books in one format, the hard back cover, all made a very nice gift.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellant, 19 Feb 2013
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Great book and was really pleased to receive such good custumer service too. Was a pleasure doing business with the book depository
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Orwell is good as I would expect - the service was good as the book arrived within a few days., 22 April 2014
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Pleased with this book and therefore the seller whoever they are. If I was a writer I wouldn't need to buy books so writing reviews wouldn't be so difficult.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Orwell Revealed, 6 Sep 2013
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The two accounts are a marvellous insight into both the man himself and into the times he was living through. An excellent holiday read, totally absorbing.
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