Category Archives: Officers and Gentlemen

Waugh Novel Among Abebooks’ 2017 Top Sellers

Abebooks has announced its highest priced books for 2017. A set of Waugh’s war trilogy came in at #16 and sold for $12,500. Here is the seller’s description: First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed Sword of Honour … Continue reading

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Waugh Introduces New Edition of Greek Poetry

References to Waugh’s novels are used to introduce a review of the first volume of a new edition of The Greek Anthology published by Harvard University Press and The Loeb Library. The review is by Hayden Pelliccia and appears in a recent … Continue reading

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Waugh and the RAF

Foreign Policy magazine is publishing excerpts from a new book by Thomas Ricks entitled Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom. The latest installment discusses the RAF pilots who prevented a German invasion in the Battle of Britain and who were predominantly … 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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Graham Greene and Helena

Peter Harrington Books has posted a long list of Waugh rare and first editions which includes several items of interest. A “featured” item is an uncorrected proof of Brideshead Revisited (estimate £15,000). This is not one of the 50 presentation copies, but … Continue reading

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Biography of Robert Laycock Published

A biography of Robert Laycock, Evelyn Waugh’s commanding officer in WWII, has been published in the UK. This is The Commando General: The Life of Major General Sir Robert Laycock by Richard Mead. The book is featured on a British military website (Army … Continue reading

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Waugh, Churchill and Maisky

The National Interest magazine, a U.S. bi-monthly espousing what is described as a realist view on foreign policy, has reviewed the diaries of Ivan Maisky, who was the Soviet ambassador in the U.K. at the beginning of WWII. The review … Continue reading

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Waugh Cited on 75th Anniversary of Invasion of Soviet Union

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the invasion of the Soviet Union by Nazi Germany. Up to then the two countries had been allies, and the invasion ended up converting the Soviets into allies of the Western forces, at that point … Continue reading

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Labels Reassessed

A multicultural, award-winning internet portal called Qantara.de has posted a new review (or reassessment) of Waugh’s 1930 travel book Labels: A Mediterranean Journey. This site is sponsored by several German cultural and political institutions, including the Goethe Institut and Deutsche … Continue reading

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