Category Archives: Scoop

Waugh and George Steer (More)

The Spanish newspaper El Mundo has published a feature length story on British correspondent George Steer to mark the 80th anniversary of the attack on Guernica in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. Steer, reporting for The Times, is credited with … Continue reading

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Cousin Jasper's Advice

Rosamund Urwin in the Evening Standard has written an article about degree results. She opens with this:In Evelyn Waugh’s novel Brideshead Revisited, the protagonist Charles Ryder receives advice from his cousin Jasper before starting his Oxford degree. “You want a first … Continue reading

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Milk in First (More)

Two papers today have independently quoted Evelyn Waugh on the issue of when to add milk to one's tea. In the Liverpool Echo there is a feature article on the subject that opens with the claim that "Liverpool is the … Continue reading

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Waugh on Desert Island Discs

Reader David Lull has provided the results of a search for Evelyn Waugh on the BBC database for the entire run of its Desert Island Discs program. Waugh was never a castaway and, if ever asked, he would have surely declined. … Continue reading

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Podcast Discusses Scoop

A podcast panel made up of three Midwestern blokes and called "InfiniteGestation" has in its latest episode (#047) discussed Evelyn Waugh's 1938 novel Scoop. This is the first book by Waugh to be taken up by their program, which seems to … Continue reading

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Scoop Appears on Home Fires

A copy of Waugh's 1938 novel Scoop makes an appearance on the ITV drama series Home Fires. This is in Episode 1 of Series 2 which is now showing on PBS Masterpiece Theater. The cameo appearance occurs at about 18:20 … Continue reading

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Decline and Fall and Some Others

Harry Mount writing in the Catholic Herald offers these additional thoughts about the BBC's production:The new BBC One version of Decline and Fall was pretty good – but it could only fall short of the book. The genius of Evelyn … Continue reading

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Papers Praise BBC's Decline and Fall

The Times, Daily Telegraph and Guardian all make tonight's first episode of the BBC's adaptation of Decline and Fall recommended viewing. The notice in the Times's "Viewing Guide" by James Jackson is the most detailed:Alongside that other academia satire, Lucky … Continue reading

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Waugh in the Media

A discussion of Waugh's novel Scoop takes place in a recent episode of the Federalist Radio Hour. This involves an interview of Christopher Scalia by presenter Ben Domenech. Scalia begins by explaining, inter alia,  his background as an academic and nearly 8 years … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh, Travel Writer

Several recent articles remind us of Waugh's pre-eminence as a travel writer in the 1930s, a time when foreign travel was still something exotic. The adventure travel magazine Avaunt has added Waugh's Ninety-Two Days (1934) to its reading list:This account of a … Continue reading

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