Category Archives: Collections

Weekend Roundup–Friends at a Distance: Mitford/Waugh Letters

An article on the books blog The Captive Reader is effectively a new review of The Letters of Nancy Mitford & Evelyn Waugh first published in 1996. This is written by “Claire of Vancouver” and opens with this: Mitford and … Continue reading

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Waugh Collector Named Chair of Huntington

The Huntington Library has named Loren Rothschild chair of its Board of Trustees. In its Press Release announcing the appointment, the Huntington provides this description of  Mr Rothschild’s career: Los Angeles business executive and a rare book collector, Loren Rothschild … Continue reading

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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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