Labels by Evelyn Waugh; Remote People by Evelyn Waugh - review by Charles Sturridge

Charles Sturridge

Labels & Remote People

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‘The book that interests me most this week is a new travel book issued by Duckworth, under the title Labels. My interest in it comes less from any outstanding merits it may possess than from the fact that I wrote it myself ....’ (Evelyn Waugh reviewing Labels in Graphic on its publication in 1930).

These two books, Labels (1930) and Remote People (1931) are both accounts of journeys made by Evelyn Waugh in his late twenties, the former a mediterranean cruise, the latter an account of his journey to Addis Abbaba (for the coronation of Haile Selassie) and subsequent travels through Ethiopia and British

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