Category Archives: Books about Evelyn Waugh

Waugh and the Country House (more)

Evelyn Waugh’s biographer Paula Byrne has reviewed the book House of Fiction by Phyllis Richardson in the current TLS. This book has been mentioned in several recent posts but Byrne focuses more closely on Richardson’s descriptions of Evelyn Waugh’s relations … Continue reading

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Waugh and the New Perfumes

As reported in the Daily Mail, a new line of perfumes is being marketed by a company called Deco London. According to their Creative Director, Sophie Fannon-Howell: Her six Eau de Parfums capture the elegance, glamour and frivolity of the Roaring Twenties, … Continue reading

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New Study of Waugh’s Fiction Published

Amazon is offering an independently published study by Indian academic Ravi Dhar of Evelyn Waugh’s novels. According to the introduction by former Professor S. K. Das of the University of Calcutta: Dr Dhar examines the philosophical basis of Waugh’s novels. His … Continue reading

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Eade Biography Paperback Available in UK

Philip Eade’s biography of Evelyn Waugh has been issued in paperback in the UK by publisher Weidenfeld & Nicolson. The recommended price is  £10.99 (Amazon.co.uk £10.68). The Daily Mail has a brief review by Jane Shilling in its Must Reads column that concludes: … Continue reading

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Waugh Biographies on Summer Reading List

George Weigel writing in Catholic World Report has included two biographies of Evelyn Waugh on his list of books recommended for summer reading: Of the making of Wavian biographies there seems to be no end, but I thoroughly enjoyed Philip … Continue reading

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Lucy, Paula, Jane and Evelyn

Columnist Jennifer Selway in her Daily Express entertainment gossip column brings Evelyn Waugh into a literary scholarship cat fight between Waugh biographer Paula Byrne, PhD (Liverpool), and BBC historical TV presenter Lucy Worsley, DPhil (Sussex), both of whom have also written … Continue reading

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Joseph Epstein Reviews Waugh

Veteran US essayist, short-story writer and former editor of The American Scholar, Joseph Epstein, has written a review of Philip Eade’s biography of Evelyn Waugh. This appears in the latest issue of the Claremont Review of Books and is as … Continue reading

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Cousin Jasper’s Advice

Rosamund Urwin in the Evening Standard has written an article about degree results. She opens with this: In Evelyn Waugh’s novel Brideshead Revisited, the protagonist Charles Ryder receives advice from his cousin Jasper before starting his Oxford degree. “You want a … Continue reading

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Ritchie-Hook Model Appears in New Book

Writing in the Irish Times, author Mark Felton describes one of the British officers who appear in his new book as the model for Evelyn Waugh’s eccentric Ben Ritchie-Hook in his Sword of Honour trilogy. This is Brigadier-General Adrian Carton … Continue reading

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Death Comes for the Comic Novelist

The interactive website Ranker has set up a listing that describes 13 celebrities who died on the toilet. This seemingly tasteless and pointless compilation by Carly Silver is part of Ranker’s subject category entitled “Celebrity Deaths.” Most of the deaths listed are of historical figures, … Continue reading

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