Category Archives: London

Maggs Bros to Mount Waugh Artwork Exhibit

Maggs Bros Ltd, a London bookselling institution since 1853, will move into new quarters in Bloomsbury later this month. After many years in Berkeley Square, they will now be quartered at 48 Bedford Square from 25 May. According to an … Continue reading

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Rolle's Ramblings (More)

Elisa Rolle, chronicler of the LGBT community in a series of books describing their lives and locations, has posted from her books another entry mentioning Evelyn Waugh. See earlier post. This is from Queer Places, v 2 (2016) and describes the … Continue reading

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Macaskie Twins Surface at London Book Launch

A posting on the Ronald Knox Society of North America website describes a book launch in London earlier this week. The book is edited by Francesca Knox and is entitled Ronald Knox: A Man for All Seasons. It is a collection … Continue reading

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Orwell Society Visits Waugh Site

A member of the Orwell Society has posted a report of a visit made by a group of its members to North London sites associated with George Orwell. The visit started in Hampstead with a stop at the site of … Continue reading

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Waugh Character Models Surface in Blogs

Two of Waugh's character models have surfaced in recent blogs. These are Brenda Dean Paul and Kate Meyrick. Dean Paul may have contributed to any number of characters in Vile Bodies. She was perhaps the most prominent of the Bright … 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 that … Continue reading

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Philip Eade to Appear at Oldie Lunch and Bridport Festival

Oldie magazine has announced the appearance of Waugh's biographer Philip Eade as one of three authors at its 11th October literary lunch:This new study reveals that from his strained relationships with family and lovers to his religious and drug-induced awakenings, … Continue reading

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Scoop in the News

There are several references to Scoop in the recent London papers. The TLS has an article in its Blog about the comic use of the language of telegrams. It mentions novels by P G Wodehouse, Mikhail Bulgakov and John Swartzwelder … Continue reading

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Video Bookseller

Booksellers Peter Harrington have stepped up their promotion by showing their prize offerings on YouTube. One of their video offerings is a first edition of Waugh's 1928 novel Decline and Fall with a pristine dust wrapper. The book is presented by … Continue reading

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Waugh Connections

Times gossip columnist Patrick Kidd discusses Phiip Eade's identification of models for Waugh characters in today's "Diary":...Lord Parakeet in Decline and Fall was based on Gavin Henderson, an exceedingly camp noble who, on becoming Lord Faringdon, opened a speech in … Continue reading

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