Category Archives: Labels

Waugh at Knossos

A quote from Waugh features in a portion of Prof. Mary Beard’s recent book Confronting the Classics that has been posted on the history website Erenow. In a chapter entitled “Builder of Ruins” describing the excavation and restoration of the ruins … 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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Evelyn Waugh’s Parthenon

A website called erenow (describing itself as a “large online library”) has posted portions of Mary Beard’s book The Parthenon (2010, revised). In the “Further Reading” section of her book, Professor Beard recommends Evelyn Waugh’s early travel book Labels. This is … Continue reading

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Present-Day BYP Reviews Waugh Books

A blogger going by the “nom du net” of The Posh Gurl  (real name H.R. Hardy) spent the past month reading and reviewing books by Waughs. She began with Auberon Waugh’s The Foxglove Saga (1960) which she found a great study … Continue reading

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Waugh Reading on BBC Radio 4

Humorist Craig Brown has included a reading from Waugh for his appearance on the BBC Radio 4 series With Great Pleasure. The program asks each participant to choose favorite book passages from their lifetime of reading. Among Brown’s choices is … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Pick-Me-Up Cocktail

A New Zealand-based news website (Stuff.co.nz) has included a Waugh-sourced cocktail  in an article (“Three ways with…festive fizz“) recommending drinks for the holiday. This is called a “Firestarter,” and Waugh is cited as having introduced it in his writings. Waugh … Continue reading

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Travel-Writing Geezers

Yesterday’s South China Morning Post reviews a collection of travel writing by those over 60: To Oldly Go. The reviewer separates the writers into those who find travel wonderful, those who take themselves too seriously and those “who have gradually become world-weary, curmudgeonly … Continue reading

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Max and Diana

Many of our readers will be familiar with the story of how Waugh’s friend Diana Mosley (nee Mitford) and her husband Sir Oswald Mosley (leader of the British Fascist party) were imprisoned in 1940. Diana had, a few weeks before entering prison, given … Continue reading

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Waugh Binge Recalled in Spectator Competition

Jeremy Clarke, author of the Spectator’s “Low Life” column, is running a competition for the best description of “the drunkest I’ve ever been.” The winner will be announced at the launch party for the collection of Clarke’s columns to be held later this … Continue reading

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