Category Archives: Adaptations

Waugh’s Helena at the Museum of the Bible

A new institution has opened in Washington, DC. This is the Museum of the Bible. It is spread over eight floors of a purpose built structure and is reviewed in the the conservative journal Washington Free Beacon by Micah Meadowcraft. … Continue reading

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Brideshead Revisionism

A collection of the essays and reviews of the late A A Gill has just been published and is reviewed as the Book of the Week in The Sunday Times. The collection includes his restaurant and TV reviews as well … Continue reading

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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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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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Downside Abbey Features in New BBC Series

BBC 4 yesterday transmitted the first in a series called Retreat: Meditations from a Monastery. The subject of this first episode was Downside Abbey: The first film is set in Downside, a spectacular neo-gothic monastery set in the beautiful valleys … Continue reading

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Interview at Castle Howard

The Sunday Times published an interview earlier this month of Victoria Howard. She is described as the new chatelaine of Castle Howard in North Yorkshire where both the TV and cinema versions of Brideshead Revisited were filmed. She refuses to … Continue reading

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Another Lygon and More Bridesheads

The Daily Mail has an article about a recently pubished diary kept by two early women undergraduates at St Hugh’s College, Oxford: Dorothy Hammonds and Margaret Mowll. Their diary starts in 1905 and describes the restricted lives of the Oxford … Continue reading

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Brideshead Film Emerges in Weinstein Scandal

In wake of the sexual harassment scandal involving US filmmaker Harvey Weinstein, the New York Post has reported an incident arising from the production of the 2008 film adaptation of Brideshead Revisited. In 2007, Weinstein visited the production on location … Continue reading

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New Hollinghurst Novel Reviewed in Guardian

The Guardian reviewed Alan Hollinghurst’s new novel earlier this week. The review is by Alex Preston and opens with a link to a Waugh novel: Alan Hollinghurst’s sixth novel, The Sparsholt Affair, opens in Oxford during the second world war … Continue reading

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Lost Children and Losing Margarine

The Guardian has published an article by Alex Clark about the theme of lost children in literature. The prime example is Ian McEwen’s Thatcher-era novel The Child in Time whch has been adapted for television by BBC/PBS in a 90-minute … Continue reading

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