Orwell in Tribune is the Observer’s paperback of the week

Hats of to my mate Paul Anderson. His book, Orwell in Tribune, is paperback of the week in this Sunday’s Observer. It’s a great collection of Orwell’s writing dating from 1943-7 and originally published in the left-wing newspaper Tribune.

From the review:

“Many of his observations are as relevant today as they were in the Forties: the snobbishness of advertising; the prevalence of faux-scientific superstition (‘That a swan can break your leg with a blow of its wing’); the lame jokes in Punch (‘Jokes that are funny usually contain that un-English thing, an idea’); and that perennial of the political commentator, the ‘quite fantastic ugliness’ of most politicians.”

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