Category Archives: Letters

Complete Works of Waugh Available in USA

Amazon.com is offering for sale in the USA the first five volumes in the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh to be published by Oxford University Press. The dates of publication and US dollar prices are set forth below. For more details … Continue reading

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OUP Announces Dates for First Complete Works Volumes

The Oxford University Press on its website has announced the publication of the first volumes in the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh project. There are five books in this initial batch which will begin to appear on 7 September 2017 with Rossetti: … 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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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 Evelyn … Continue reading

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Waugh and the Sri Lankan Cubist

The Deccan Chronicle, an English-language paper based in Hyderabad, has published an article about a 20th century Sri Lankan artist little known in the West. This is George Keyt (1901-1993) who is described as a cubist, influenced by the works … Continue reading

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Visit to Oslo

A letter from Evelyn Waugh to a Mr Some on the stationery of the Grand Hotel in Oslo is to be sold by Forum Auctions later this month. The letter would have been written in August 1947 while Waugh was on … 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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Waugh and the Great Ladies

Lyndsy Spence, founder of The Mitford Society and editor of their annual collection of essays, articles and reviews (which recently published its 4th volume) has also written a series of essays about aristocratic women of the interwar period. This is entitled These Great Ladies: … Continue reading

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Waugh and Highclere (More)

The Countess of Carnarvon who presently resides with her husband at Highclere Castle in Hampshire has written a book about entertaining there. The house was the setting for the recent Downton Abbey TV series and is being open to the … Continue reading

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TLS Reprints Review of "Miss" Evelyn Waugh's First Book

In last week's edition (22 February 2017), the TLS in its "From the Archives" column has reprinted its 1928 review of Evelyn Waugh's first book: Rossetti: His Life and Works. This review was published anonymously, as was then customary, but … Continue reading

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