Toomey in Berlin

Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 07.18.17Extract from Burgess’s 1980 novel Earthly Powers.

Kenneth Toomey attends a reception at the Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda. On offer are food and drink and some words from Reichsminister Dr Goebbels, which prove emetic. Toomey consumes, and later discharges, about a litre of Sekt.

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