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My first great experience of hunger dates from a little later, at the age of eleven…. We spent a hard winter at Liège, in a mining district. Below our lodging a café proprietor used to work: Mussels and Chips! exotic odors … He gave us a little credit, but not enough, for my brother and I were never satisfied. His son would steal sugar to trade with us for bits of string, Russian postage stamps, and various odd and ends. I became accustomed to finding exquisite delicacy in the bread we soaked in black coffee (which was well-sugared, thanks to this trade), and it was evidently good enough for me to survive on. 
—Victor Serge, Memoirs of a Revolutionary


Photo sent in from North Vancouver, Canada.
Do you have a picture of one of our books with coffee or tea? Send it to this address and we’ll post it here (making you an honorary member of the Classics and Coffee Club).

    My first great experience of hunger dates from a little later, at the age of eleven…. We spent a hard winter at Liège, in a mining district. Below our lodging a café proprietor used to work: Mussels and Chips! exotic odors … He gave us a little credit, but not enough, for my brother and I were never satisfied. His son would steal sugar to trade with us for bits of string, Russian postage stamps, and various odd and ends. I became accustomed to finding exquisite delicacy in the bread we soaked in black coffee (which was well-sugared, thanks to this trade), and it was evidently good enough for me to survive on.

    —Victor Serge, Memoirs of a Revolutionary

    Photo sent in from North Vancouver, Canada.

    Do you have a picture of one of our books with coffee or tea? Send it to this address and we’ll post it here (making you an honorary member of the Classics and Coffee Club).

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