Category Archives: When the Going Was Good

Waugh in the Ratings

Several sites and publications have recently issued rankings on Waugh and his works. The interactive internet site Ranker is running a survey for the best Roman Catholic writer. Currently Waugh is #12 preceded by Allen Tate and followed by Graham Greene. … Continue reading

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Quick Delivery of A Little Order

A blogger living in London (blogging as Dickon Edwards) has posted an experience of brick and mortar booksellers becoming more competitive with their online counterparts: There are many reasons to buy books from bookshops rather than Amazon, but one is … 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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