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    DescriptionBetween 1929 and 1935, Evelyn Waugh travelled widely and wrote four books about his experiences. In this collection he writes, with his customary wit and perception, about a cruise around the Mediterranean; a train trip from Djibouti to Abyssinia to attend Emperor Haile Selassie's coronation in 1930; his travels in Aden, Zanzibar, Kenya and the Congo, coping with unbearable heat and plagued by mosquitoes; a journey to Guyana and Brazil; and, his return to Addis Ababa in 1935 to report on the war between Abyssinia and Italy. Waugh's adventures on his travels gave him the ideas for such classic novels as "Scoop" and "Black Mischief".


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    Title
    When the Going Was Good: 16
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Evelyn Waugh
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 490 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141193632
    ISBN 10: 0141193638
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJG
    DC22: 910.4
    BIC subject category V2: WTLC
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    DC22: 910.4092
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJG
    Thema V1.0: WTLC
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    29 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Evelyn Waugh was born in Hampstead in 1903. His first novel, Decline and Fall, was published in 1928 and it was soon followed by: Vile Bodies (1930), Black Mischief (1932), A Handful of Dust (1934) and Scoop (1938). He travelled extensively, served in the Royal Marines and the Royal Horse Guards and continued to write, winning many prestigious literary awards. Brideshead Revisited was first published in 1945. Evelyn Waugh died in 1966.
    Back cover copy
    When The Going Was Good presents five long excerpts from the four travel books Evelyn Waugh wrote between 1929 and 1935, chosen by the author. Starting with a tour of Mediterranean pleasure dens, Waugh pushes on to Abyssinia (where he reports indelibly on the coronation of Haile Selassie), across the continent of South Africa, to the wilds of Brazil and British Guiana, and back to Abyssinia in the wake of the Italian invasion.