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An exhibit has opened at the Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft devoted to a Penguin Book “modern makeover by designers from the worlds of music, fashion and street art (including Banksy).” This began in 1998 and is explained by one … Continue reading
A book published late last year reconsiders Winston Churchill’s decision to back the Communist Partisans in favor of the Royalist Chetniks in WWII Yugoslavia. This is by Christopher Catherwood and is entitled Churchill and Tito: SOE, Bletchley Park and Supporting … Continue reading
A recent review in The Times of Tina Brown’s new book The Vanity Fair Diaries opens with this: “Where you see zippy, zesty lesbian Jewesses bubbling with new ideas, I see plodding, ill-mannered, bottomlessly earnest boobies . . . I do not … Continue reading
A Roman Catholic website called OnePeterFive has posted the conclusion of Chapter 11: Epiphany from Waugh’s novel Helena (Penguin, pp. 143-45). The post has appeared on other religious websites as well. This relates to Helena’s celebration of the Feast of … Continue reading
Last Sunday’s broadcast of the BBC Radio 4 program Sunday Worship came from the chapel of Castle Howard. The celebrant was the Right Reverend James Jones, retired Anglican Bishop of Liverpool, and his subject was “Responding to God’s Grace.” He … Continue reading
The latest issue of the society’s journal Evelyn Waugh Studies (No. 48.2, Autumn 2017) is now posted at this link. For contents see earlier post.
The Times has interviewed novelist David Lodge to mark the second volume of his memoirs. This is entitled Writer’s Luck and will be issued next week. In the interview (reported by Robbie Millen) Lodge discusses the fact that he has never had … Continue reading
Alexander Waugh’s letter in the 25 November 2017 issue of The Spectator regarding the conclusion of his grandfather’s Oxford career has engendered a chain of responses comparable to those in which his grandfather used to engage. Alexander’s letter stated: “Evelyn … Continue reading
The Wikipedia article for Evelyn Waugh’s close friend Alastair Graham has recently been updated. This update appears to incorporate information from both Philip Eade’s 2016 biography of Waugh, including photographs published there for the first time, and the 2013 critical study of … Continue reading