Category Archives: A Handful of Dust

Danish Journal Publishes Waugh Article

The Danish cultural journal Critique has published for the first time the full version of an essay on Waugh’s life and work written in 2009. This is entitled “Evelyn Waughs korstog mod moderniteten” (“Evelyn Waugh’s Crusade Against Modernity”) and is summarized … 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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Waugh Events Announced

There will be a panel on Evelyn Waugh at the Blenheim Palace Festival of Literature, Film & Music in October. This will consist of Paula Byrne, Alex Preston and Justine Picardie who will discuss the life and loves of Evelyn Waugh … Continue reading

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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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