Category Archives: Evelyn Waugh

Decline and Fall Profiled in Independent

The Independent newspaper (still publishing online) has profiled the BBC's upcoming production of Waugh's Decline and Fall. The article is written by Gerard Gilbert and contains much of the same material from cast and crew interviews as that appearing in the other … Continue reading

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Waugh's Bazaar

The current issue of Harper's Bazaar (May 2017) has an article by Alex Preston based on the magazine's archives that should be of interest:Alex Preston explores the Bazaar archives in our 150th-anniversary year, to discover a story of love, loss and … Continue reading

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Waugh in Scandinavia (More)

A Swedish newspaper has printed a review of a new translation of A Handful of Dust into Swedish (En Handfull Stoft) published by Modernista. The article is by Crister Enander and appears in the Helsingfors Dagblad. After a brief summary of Waugh's … Continue reading

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Waugh and The Queen Anne Press

A recent TLS article in its weekly back page NB column is devoted to the Queen Anne Press. This was written in response to the publication of a special issue of the Book Collector magazine devoted to Ian Fleming. The QAP was … Continue reading

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Decline and Fall Previewed by Harry Mount and Saturday Review

Journalist and critic Harry Mount has previewed the BBC adaptation of Decline and Fall in the Daily Mail ("Oh! What a Lovely Waugh!"):Here’s hoping the TV adaptation – written by James Wood (Rev) – brings more readers to Waugh’s first … Continue reading

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D J Taylor Anticipates New TV Adaptation in Guardian

Critic and novelist D J Taylor has written an article expressing somewhat nervous anticipation in advance of next week's premier of BBC's three-episode version of Decline and Fall. It appears in the Guardian and is entitled "Would Evelyn Waugh have approved of the … Continue reading

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Granada Brideshead Among Telegraph's Top 50 TV Programs

A panel of Daily Telegraph journalists has compiled a list of the top 50 British TV programs of all time. Not surprisingly, the 1981 Granada TV production of Brideshead Revisited for ITV makes the list: This sumptuous adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh, Travel Writer

Several recent articles remind us of Waugh's pre-eminence as a travel writer in the 1930s, a time when foreign travel was still something exotic. The adventure travel magazine Avaunt has added Waugh's Ninety-Two Days (1934) to its reading list:This account of a … Continue reading

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Norwegian Translation (More)

The translator of the 1959 version of Brideshead Revisited into Norwegian has responded to our posting on the review of that book in Aftenposten. See earlier post. The response is copied below:From: Johanne Fronth-Nygren <(click to email)>Date: Mar 22, 2017 … Continue reading

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Doreen Jones (1941-2017): Casting Director of Granada Brideshead

Doreen Jones who was casting director of Granada TV's 1981 adaptation of Brideshead Revisited has died at the age of 76. Her obituary in the Guardian is written by Derek Granger who was producer of the series. Although she is … Continue reading

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