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Keep the Aspidistra flying

One of my favourite books. Apparently Orwell never allowed it to be reprinted during his lifetime. The film version is enjoyable but is not a patch on the book being much more of a lightearted comedy but if you like Helena Bonham Carter and Richard E Grant then fair enough

Keep the Aspidistra flying

One of my favourite books. Apparently Orwell never allowed it to be reprinted during his lifetime. The film version is enjoyable but is not a patch on the book being much more of a lightearted comedy but if you like Helena Bonham Carter and Richard E Grant then fair enough

comments (21)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 3 Jul 2013, 00:45
I am not aware of the book or film must look out for it
Bill Phillips: Should be available vintage
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Jul 2013, 01:24
Your narrative is imitating the pattern of the foliage, Bill...that's either clever or...
Bill Phillips: Duh?
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Jul 2013, 06:30
There's a lot to be said for the aspidistra, like your good self it thrives on abuse
Bill Phillips: Hahahahaha
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Jul 2013, 07:23
A wonderful plant "Schusterpalme" in German), but I don't know the Orwell novel, neither the book nor the film version, sadly! A refined, slightly morbid looking photo!
Bill Phillips: The book is worth reading the film is lightweight fluff
A fine specimen Bill
Bill Phillips: It is a good one Sally. There was a time when most homes had one!
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Jul 2013, 07:40
I'm a BIG fan of Helena Bonham Carter, Bill. HA! I'll keep my eyes open....for the flying aspidistra! smile
Bill Phillips: The book is far beter than the film but the film is quite good fun
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 3 Jul 2013, 08:06
Even the worst gardiner could not kill one of these
Bill Phillips: They are virtually indestructible Aussie.
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk ... where the sun rises first in Britain
  • 3 Jul 2013, 08:08
I've got the above book along with the majority of all Orwell's literary efforts ... but comrade I think you might have guessed that.
Bill Phillips: That is indeed no surprise. I have just come across a biography of Orwell and hope to get around to reading it
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Jul 2013, 08:24
I don't recognize the plant, wonderful composition and colours.
Bill Phillips: It is one of the toughest house plants you would ever hope to meet.
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 3 Jul 2013, 08:30
I am giving you the honour of receiving a comment from me today.
Bill Phillips: Oh wow......................................................
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 3 Jul 2013, 08:31
I liikd it much more than "Nineteen Eighty Four" and "Animal Farm". Look forward to seeing you and Ange tomorrow, Bill
Bill Phillips: 1984 is hard going but well worth the effort. The Satnav is primed and ready to go!
Reminds me of the inside of a ping pong ball.
Bill Phillips: You remind me of the inside of a ping pong ball
Love the tones in this but have no idea what you are talking about.
Bill Phillips: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Orwell

I have always liked his books. I think he is very much an English author I guess
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Jul 2013, 12:13
I've not heard of the book, I'm afraid. My English Literature master at school put me off any "proper" books for all my life. is this the biggest aspidistra in the world?
Bill Phillips: I am pretty lowbrow but I like Orwell.
I also am not familiar with this book but do like your picture of the Aspidistra.
Bill Phillips: Worth a read Brian as are most of his books
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 3 Jul 2013, 12:25
Didn't know about this book. Will keep a lookout for it.
Bill Phillips: Worth a read Louis
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Jul 2013, 15:09
I remember reading it in the dim and distant past, along with a lot of his other books - maybe I should reread it.
Bill Phillips: One of these days I will re read it too. I did a few years back intending to re read all of his books but never got round to reading the others!
Very nice tones and light Bill!
Bill Phillips: I am obliged to you Richard
I'll look out for the book as you have so highly recommended it. Nice shot Bill
Bill Phillips: It has a lot of anger in it but it is a good book Janet
A fine book and a fine picture...
Bill Phillips: Thanks Larry. I must read it again one day
I shall look out for this book, Bill smile

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