Category Archives: Sword of Honour

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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Biffing: A History

Today's Times notes the issuance of the UK paperback edition of a WWII history which has Wavian overtones. This is The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: Churchill’s Mavericks Who Plotted Hitler’s Defeat by Giles Milton. In his brief notice, Lawrence James explains:The Castrator, a … Continue reading

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Ritchie-Hook Model Appears in New Book

Writing in the Irish Times, author Mark Felton describes one of the British officers who appear in his new book as the model for Evelyn Waugh's eccentric Ben Ritchie-Hook in his Sword of Honour trilogy. This is Brigadier-General Adrian Carton … Continue reading

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Helena and Crete

The Tablet has published an article relating to correspondence that arose in response to a mention of Waugh's novel Helena in a 1951 book review in that paper. The review by Fr Gerard Meath related to Dorothy Sayer's book The Emperor Constantine. This is explained in an … Continue reading

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Waugh in Reviews

The Prufrock column in this week's Weekly Standard magazine contains this reference to the new book Ronald Knox: A Man for All Seasons, with a link to a review of the book:The Catholic priest Ronald Knox made a deep impression … Continue reading

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Guardian Includes The Loved One in Top 10 Hollywood Novels

The Guardian in this week's "Top 10" books column considers books about Hollywood. Evelyn Waugh's 1948 novella The Loved One is among those selected by Tim Walker who has himself just finished his own contribution to the genre (Smoke Over Malibu). … 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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NYRB Reviews Eade Biography

The current issue of the New York Review of Books has a review of Philip Eade's biography of Evelyn Waugh. This is by John Banville and is entitled "The Strange Genius of the Master." Banville also named Eade's book as … Continue reading

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William H Pritchard Reviews New Waugh Books

Noted US literary critic William H Pritchard has reviewed the two new books about Evelyn Waugh by Philip Eade and Ann Pasternak Slater. The article entitled "Evelyn Waugh Revisited" is published in the current issue of The Hudson Review. Prof Pritchard has … Continue reading

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Waughblogs

Several bloggers have commented on or recommended the works of Evelyn Waugh in the past week. In Antick Musings, Andrew Wheeler recommends Waugh's first novel Decline and Fall which he recently read for a second time:Decline and Fall focuses intensely on … Continue reading

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