Category Archives: Collections

Reminder: Lecture on Waugh’s Graphic Art Tommorrow

This is a reminder that Rebecca Moore will lecture tomorrow (Tuesday, 25 July) at Maggs Bros books on her recent research into Waugh’s graphic art. The lecture is at 630pm in Maggs Bros new premises at 48 Bedford Square, London WC1. … Continue reading

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Ronald Knox, Prose Stylist

In a review of the recent collection of articles Ronald Knox, A Man for All Seasons (see earlier post), Washington journalist Matthew Walther declares Knox to be the greatest English prose stylist of his time (P G Wodehouse excepted). Several … Continue reading

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Waugh in the Weeklies

The New Statesman’s latest pop culture podcast, entitled SRSLY but pronounced “seriously”, includes a discussion of the BBC’s adaptation of Decline and Fall. This is SRSLY podcast #88 with commentators Caroline Crampton and Anna Leszkiewicz. The discussion of Decline and Fall … Continue reading

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House and Garden Reprints Excerpts from Wine in Peace and War

House and Garden magazine has reprinted excerpts it earlier published from Waugh’s 1947 booklet Wine in Peace and War: 2017 marks 70 years since House & Garden magazine first hit the news stands as the quarterly ‘Vogue House & Garden Book’, bound to its … 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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Waugh Inspires High Fashion Sunglasses

Fashion designer Karen Walker has released a new line of sunglasses called Transformers. To promote the product, she has herself appeared as a model in 7 different personas, “all of which have distinct aesthetics that correspond with the varying styles … Continue reading

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Milthorpe Article on Waugh Book Collection Published

An article by Waugh scholar Dr Naomi Milthorpe is published in the latest issue of the academic journal The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945, v. 12 (2016). See earlier post. This is entitled: “A Secret House: Evelyn Waugh’s Book Collection.” … Continue reading

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Wodehouse Redeemed

Today’s Observer has a story by Robert McCrum attributing to an acquisition of the British Library the final act by the British Government in its redemption of the reputation of P G Wodehouse: …The Observer can now reveal that [Wodehouse’s] lifetime of literary … Continue reading

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Collection of Elizabeth Bowen Reviews Published

A substantial collection of the book reviews written by novelist Elizabeth Bowen has been published by Northwestern University Press. It is entitled The Weight of a World of Feeling and is edited by Allan Hepburn, who previously edited a volume of … Continue reading

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BL to Publish Collection of Travel Writing

British Library Publishing will issue a collection of travel writing early next year. This will be entitled The Writer Abroad: Literary Travellers from Anne Radcliffe to Evelyn Waugh. The book will be edited by Lucinda Hawksley, biographer, historian and promoter … Continue reading

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