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Down and Out in Paris and London
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Down and Out in Paris and London (Paperback)
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'You have talked so often of going to the dogs - and well, here are the dogs, and you have reached them'. George Orwell's vivid memoir of his time among the desperately poor and destitute in London and Paris is a moving tour of the underworld of society. Here he painstakingly documents a world of unrelenting drudgery and squalor - sleeping in bug-infested hostels and doss houses, working as a dishwasher in the vile 'Hotel X', living alongside tramps, surviving on scraps and cigarette butts - in an unforgettable account of what being down and out is really like.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: literaryEssays & WritingEssays & JournalismLiterary essaysHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesHomelessness Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 27/09/2001 ISBN-13: 9780141184388  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Always wanted to buy this book, if you know London and Paris London life this is the read you need to have a different point of view. Very interesting stories, full of fascinating characters. A classic worth having.

- 10/07/2014
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