Category Archives: A Handful of Dust

Waugh and Country Houses

There have been several recent articles that mention Evelyn Waugh in connection with English country houses: Carlton Towers. As noted in a recent post, this house was the setting of Hetton Abbey in the 1980s film version of A Handful of … Continue reading

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Times Review of Episode 2

Andrew Billen writing in today’s Times has nothing but praise for the second episode of BBC’s Decline and Fall adaptation: On Friday the BBC’s adaptor James Wood did very well keeping our interest now that the action has moved to Margot Beste-Chetwynde … Continue reading

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Hetton Abbey and Carlton Towers

Blogger Cathy Murray posting on her weblog “Cabbages and Semolina” has discussed several country houses that have inspired literary locations. After mentioning the connection between Highclere Castle and Downton Abbey and that between Castle Howard and Brideshead Castle she notes that: A less well known … 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 … 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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Travel Guide to Guyana’s “Waugh Country” Launched

The Guyana Chronicle has announced the launch of a tourist guide to the Rupununi region of southern Guyana: …the North Rupununi was an extraordinary natural area in southern Guyana that for the last 30 years had been isolated from the … Continue reading

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Waugh in the News

Several papers have alluded to Evelyn Waugh or his works in recent stories: The Irish Times has an article in its “London Letter” column inspired by an interview with David Hockney in which the artist expressed his acquiescence in if not outrught support … Continue reading

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Waugh Sites

Several newspapers have recently recommended visits to sites in England that have been associated with Evelyn Waugh. The Daily Telegraph in its Property column has a fairly detailed description of Renishaw Hall. Although still owned and occupied by the Sitwell … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh, Henry Green and Living

Novelist Adam Thirlwell has written an article in The Nation on Henry Green’s early novel Living (1929), citing, inter alia, the importance of Evelyn Waugh to the novel’s success: [Green] had written one of the most radical novels of his era. It … Continue reading

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Other Waughs

British mystery writer Christopher Fowler has posted a brief article on his internet site entitled “Waugh Stories” in which he considers the literary careers of Waughs other than Evelyn. He begins with Evelyn’s older brother Alec: …He’s been described as … Continue reading

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