Author Archives: Jeffrey Manley

Waugh Recommendation Resurfaces

An article posted on the booksblog The Literary Sisters recommends a 1953 novel which Evelyn Waugh had selected as a “best first novel” for 1953 in The Sunday Times: A largely forgotten novel now, Hugo Charteris’ A Share of the … Continue reading

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Mary Wesley Letters Published

The letters between novelist Mary Wesley and her second husband Eric Siepmann have been published and are reviewed by D J Taylor in The Times. The book is entitled Darling Pol and is edited by Wesley’s biographer Patrick Marnham. Wesley and … Continue reading

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Rules Reigns

Two websites have recently featured articles about Rules, the restaurant near Covent Garden, in both of which Evelyn Waugh is mentioned. Eater London has a background article on the restaurant, its ambience, and its food. The article opens with this: … Continue reading

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Waugh Featured in Spark Memoir

Alan Taylor in his recently published memoir of Muriel Spark (Appointment in Arezzo) considers what writers most influenced Spark’s works. This was published in connection with Spark’s centenary next year and is included in what is apparently an excerpt from … Continue reading

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Interview with The Loved One’s Scriptwriter

The San Francisco Chronicle has reprinted an interview with scrptwriter Terry Southern from 28 October 1964. This would have been after he had finished the script for the film adaptation of The Loved One and perhaps while the film was … Continue reading

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Russian Article on Waugh Available Online

Waugh scholar Irina Kabanova has written an article entitled “Evelyn Waugh and the USA”. This was published in December 2016 in the Russian language journal Literatura Dvukh Amerik (Literature of the Two Americas). It is now available online at this … Continue reading

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Alexander Waugh to Chair Panel at Literary Leicester Festival

A panel has been announced for the Literary Leicester Festival on the subject “Remembering Alexander Chancellor (1940-2017).” He was editor and contributor to several journals, including most notably The Spectator. The panel will he chaired by Alexander Waugh, his son-in-law … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson Wins “Pennyfeather Prize”

Michael Deacon writing in the Daily Telegraph reports on Boris Johnson’s overblown responses to parliamentary questions: …Virtually his every answer was a speech, lasting two, three, four minutes…Whether the committee found Mr Johnson’s views enlightening, I couldn’t say. But as … Continue reading

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Waughs Feature in Spectator Strip Cartoon

Evelyn Waugh and his son Auberon feature in this week’s strip cartoon in the Spectator’s “Title Stories” column. The cartoon is by Gary Dexter and is entitled “Writers’ Letters: Evelyn Waugh on Auberon Waugh.” The first panel shows an accurate … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Grave: Contrary Voices

In a previous post, we reported the conclusions of Alexander Waugh, Evelyn’s grandson, that William Shakespeare was buried in Westminster Abbey, not Holy Trinity Church, Stratford. It is not surprising that the Stratford-upon-Avon Herald has published differing views: THE Shakespeare … Continue reading

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