Category Archives: Diaries

Waugh Cited in Arsenal Manager Crisis

The ongoing crisis in the status of Arsene Wenger as manager of the Arsenal FC has resulted in a quote from Waugh in the Guardian. This appears in a posting of Marina Hyde on the Guardian's Sportblog  considering this long pending matter:Perhaps … Continue reading

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Maud Russell Diaries in Telegraph

Excerpts from the wartime diaries of Maud Russell have been published in the Daily Telegraph. In a previous post it was explained how she commissioned Rex Whistler to paint murals in her country house at Mottisfont in Hampshire where there is … Continue reading

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Waugh in Oldie Article: "Too Close for Comfort"

The current issue of Oldie magazine has an article ("Too Close for Comfort") by Michael Barber on novelists' use of those they know from real life to create characters in their fiction. Barber is the author of a Brief Life of Evelyn … Continue reading

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Hat Trick for Waugh in The Spectator

This week's Spectator features three articles mentioning Evelyn Waugh. The first is in a memorial for Tara Palmer-Tomkinson who died this week at the age of 45. The magazine reprints an article she wrote which appeared in the 27 July … Continue reading

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Early Waugh Book on Offer

London booksellers Peter Harrington are offering an early Waugh publication from 1927. This is a collection called the Decorative Drawings of Francis Crease for which Waugh wrote the 5 page preface. This was published the year after the appearance of his … Continue reading

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"Prose Factory" in Paperback

The Times has selected D J Taylor's The Prose Factory: Literary Life in England since 1918 as one of its paperback picks of the week:Evelyn Waugh noted in his diary: “After dinner I went to the Savoy Theatre and said, ‘I am … Continue reading

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Waugh-Designed Bookplate on Ebay

A book for sale on ebay contains a bookplate designed by Evelyn Waugh. The book belonged to Dudley Carew (1903-1981), Waugh's school friend from Lancing who later wrote a memoir entitled A Fragment of Friendship: Evelyn Waugh as a young man (1974). … Continue reading

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Ducker of the Turl (More)

Another story has appeared in connection with the closure of the shoemakers Ducker and Sons in The Turl, Oxford. See earlier post. This will occur later this month according to the story in The Oxford Times. The store's ledgers are to … Continue reading

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Waugh for the Holidays

As the holidays approach, the media are gathering their year end collections of journalistic musings on 2016. Several of these implicate Evelyn Waugh or his writings.In the Daily Express, comedian Ruby Wax names a Waugh novel as one of her six … Continue reading

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Milk in First

A recent article in the Sunday Telegraph describes its reporter's experiences in a venture the Lanesborough hotel in London, which has recently launched an afternoon tea etiquette experience in partnership with Debrett’s, which has been Britain’s authority on etiquette and influence … Continue reading

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