It occurred to me that I haven't read "Scoop", "Decline and fall" or any of the other books by Evelyn Waugh, so I went to Amazon, where I found that I culd buy them for £9.99 each, which seemed to me to be excessive. And I'd hoped that there would be a "Collected works", but that was £48 and didn't have his best works.
Remember, these are books written 70 or 80 years ago. And with that fact, I thought, hmm, out of copyright. So I went to the Gutenburg web site, no luck, and then to the Internet Archive, and struck gold, via the Digital Library of India. I downloaded half a dozen pdfs, onto my old iPad (version 1) into the Kindle app.
And then I thought, battery life. Because this iPad is so old, the battery life is gornisht. So I went onto Ebay and bought another battery-to-USB converter. I already have the batteries, so that's £0.99.