callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,
callmemadam
callmemadam

Not getting it



This month's choice for the Cornflower Book Club is Evelyn Waugh's Decline and Fall. Someone has commented that it's an interesting insight into the English public school and penal systems. Oh dear. I thought it was an exploded myth that Americans (I'm assuming) don't get satire.

Any other totally false impressions of English life to be found in literature? 'I didn't realise that in England rats and moles can talk', for instance?
Tags: blogs, book clubs, evelyn waugh
Subscribe

  • A lovely Christmas present for someone

    All five of Pamela Brown’s Blue Door books for £7.99 from The Book People. See here. The set includes Maddy Again, which is super-rare and…

  • January Books

    The Illustrated Dust Jacket 1920-1970, Martin Salisbury The Daffodil Affair, Michael Innes Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading , Lucy…

  • More Christmas reading

    The Week Before Christmas by Freda C Bond is the second of four books about the Carol family, which I mentioned briefly here. The cover and black…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 2 comments