Author Archives: Jeffrey Manley

Waugh Cited in Arsenal Manager Crisis

The ongoing crisis in the status of Arsene Wenger as manager of the Arsenal FC has resulted in a quote from Waugh in the Guardian. This appears in a posting of Marina Hyde on the Guardian's Sportblog  considering this long pending matter:Perhaps … Continue reading

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Washington Post Recommends Scoop

In a feature length op-ed article in the Washington Post ("Dystopian Fiction is Big Now"), Christopher Scalia makes Waugh's Scoop recommended reading. He begins by describing the unexpected (and probably unintended) result of Donald Trump's election as having made reading … Continue reading

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BBC Media Pack for Decline and Fall Available Online

The BBC's Media Pack for its production of Decline and Fall is available online. This includes Q&A's for the major characters and short introductions and photos for the others. There are also Q&A's for the writer (James Wood) and the director … Continue reading

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Tabloid Feeding Frenzy on Waugh Adaptation

After the announcement of its debut later this month, the London tabloids are making a media meal of the BBC's production of Decline and Fall and its stars--mostly the latter. There are stories in the Sun, Mirror, Express and Star, with … Continue reading

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Bodleian Acquires Ducker Archives

Oxford's Bodleian Library has announced the acquisition of the ledger books of the bespoke shoemakers Ducker and Son located for many years on The Turl. See earlier post. The acquisition was made at auction with the the financial support of … Continue reading

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BBC Decline and Fall Homepage Reveals New Treat

The BBC has posted its homepage for its adaptation of Waugh's Decline and Fall that will begin later this month. This will provide a link to the program for those watching it over the internet on BBC iPlayer. The posting contains … Continue reading

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Maud Russell Diaries in Telegraph

Excerpts from the wartime diaries of Maud Russell have been published in the Daily Telegraph. In a previous post it was explained how she commissioned Rex Whistler to paint murals in her country house at Mottisfont in Hampshire where there is … Continue reading

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New Norwegian Translation of Brideshead

The Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten has published a review of a new Norwegian translation of Brideshead Revisited ("Gjensyn sed Brideshead"). The translation is by Johanne Fronth-Nygren and is based on Waugh's 1959 revision of the text. The book is published by Gyldendal. … Continue reading

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Penguin UK Issue TV Tie-in Edition of Decline and Fall

Penguin Books have announced the publication of a TV tie-in edition of Waugh's first novel Decline and Fall. This will be issued later this week on 23 March 2017. Aside from a cover photo of Jack Whitehall looking rather clueless in … Continue reading

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WWII Yugoslavia Revisited

A new collection of articles about the Balkans by Irish writer Hubert Butler has been published in Ireland. This is entitled Balkan Essays, and at its center is a group of essays collected as the "Yugoslavia Suite". The book is … Continue reading

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