Category Archives: Sword of Honour

Sword of Honour on Several Summer Lists

Waugh’s war trilogy Sword of Honour has been named on several recent lists as recommended summer reading. The Irish Times polled a number of readers who also happen to be writers, and novelist John Banville included SoH: David Brown’s new biography … Continue reading

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Waugh on Father’s Day

On the occasion of Father’s Day, in the San Diego Reader, a free distribution weekly newspaper, columnist Matthew Lickona has picked through his previous articles for those relating to fatherhood. This one from 1997 cites one of Waugh’s more neglected writings: …In … Continue reading

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Waugh Conference at Gerald Brenan House in Malaga

The Gerald Brenan House in Malaga, Spain, has announced a one-day conference on Evelyn Waugh to take place a week from today on Friday 23 June. According to the Barcelona newspaper La Vanguardia, the conference will start with a showing of … Continue reading

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Waugh in Albania

Literary journalist and author David Pryce-Jones has written a “Letter from Albania: The Twilight of Zog” that appears in the current issue of The New Criterion. He reports on his attendance at a conference about the legacy of Communism in Albania … Continue reading

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Ryder, the Father Figure

A literary weblog called BookerTalk has posted an article naming the 10 most loved or unloved fathers in literature. This is in observance of Father’s Day this weekend. One of those named in the unloved category is the father of Charles Ryder … Continue reading

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Radiohead Guitarist Still Reading Waugh

Rolling Stone magazine has published a detailed article marking the 20th anniversary of the release of the alt-rock band Radiohead’s breakthrough album OK Computer in 1997. In the course of interviewing the band earlier this year when they appeared at … Continue reading

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Article on Waugh and Refugees

The current issue of the Brno Studies in English carries an article by Prof Carlos Villar Flor   entitled “Displacement and Exile in Evelyn Waugh’s Post-War Fiction”.  The article is based on a paper Prof Villar Flor presented at the 2015 … 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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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, … 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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