Recommended Book – ‘Expo 58’

Expo 58 by Jonathan Coe (Viking)

by Patrick O'Connor


THIS fictionalised account of the British involvement in the Expo or World Fair exhibition hosted by Belgium in 1958 is a deliciously witty 'espionage' novel which also pokes fun on how the British view themselves.

The main character is nondescript civil servant Thomas Foley, who is seconded to Belgium for six months to oversee a mock English pub called The Britannia in the British Pavilion.

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News Round Up 132

SPELLING mistakes can be so embarrassing!

The Daily Mirror relates the tale of a Super Pizza takeaway leaflet which was distributed to homes in Southend, Essex which offered customers baked Aborigines as a topping! Of course, the vegetarian option should have read aubergines.

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