Category Archives: Diaries

Waugh’s Visit to May Morris

The recent discovery of the journals of May Morris, daughter of the more famous William, has inspired an exhibit devoted to her life and works. The journals reportedly reveal that she was responsible for many of the creative designs that … Continue reading

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The Waughs and the Leigh Fermors

Two recent books about Patrick Leigh Fermor (Paddy) and his wife Joan include material about their interactions with Evelyn Waugh, his wife Laura, and their mutual friends: The first is Joan: The Remarkable Life of Joan Leigh Fermor by Simon Fenwick. Evelyn … Continue reading

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Anthony Powell Biography to Appear Next Week

Hilary Spurling, who has written a new and much awaited biography of Anthony Powell, has served up an appetizer in an article published in the Times. She starts with a survey of the major 20th century writers who admired Powell’s … Continue reading

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“Tsunami of Waviana”

The Australian magazine Quadrant has a review in its online edition by Mark McGinness of the early volumes of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh published earlier this week. The article is entitled “Total Waugh.” McGinness begins with an effort to … Continue reading

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First Complete Works Volumes Published

The first four volumes of Evelyn Waugh’s Complete Works have been published by Oxford University Press. Alexander Waugh is interviewed on BBC Radio 4 in yesterday’s edition of World at One in connection with this event. The interview is by … Continue reading

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University of Leicester Posts PR about Launch of Complete Works

The University of Leicester which is hosting the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh project has issued a detailed Press Release about the publication of the first five volumes. The launch of the project is scheduled for later this week. Much … Continue reading

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Handful, Oxford and North End Road

Author Gill Hornby in her Daily Mail column takes up the literary genre of expat novels. This is in response to two of her children expatriating themselves: We Brits didn’t only build the model for expat life, we’ve also provided its … Continue reading

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CWEW Diaries Volume Previewed in Sunday Times

The Sunday Times becomes the first paper to preview a volume of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh. The first four of these will be published at the beginning of September, in less than two week’s time. One of those … Continue reading

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Scribble, Scribble, Mr Waugh

In their Daily Express column, Richard and Judy are reminded of Evelyn Waugh in a noisy pub where they can hardly here a conversation: But then the background cacophony dropped momentarily, just long enough for me to pick up a … Continue reading

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Telegraph Article Considers Wisdom of Retaining Diaries

Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Jane Shilling  considers the wisdom of retaining private diaries. This is occasioned by the upcoming publication of the teenage diaries of novelist Margaret Forster. The case of Waugh’s diaries is considered: What would Forster  have felt about … Continue reading

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