Category Archives: Wales

Scribble, Scribble, Mr Waugh

In their Daily Express column, Richard and Judy are reminded of Evelyn Waugh in a noisy pub where they can hardly here a conversation: But then the background cacophony dropped momentarily, just long enough for me to pick up a … Continue reading

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Waugh and Wales and Fashion

A recent article in the TLS entitled “Do the Welsh Just Sing?” by Samuel Graydon opens with a quote from Decline and Fall: “The Welsh . . . are the only nation in the world that has produced no graphic or … Continue reading

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Wales Promotes “Decline and Fall” Tourism

The Daily Post (Llandudno) has published a story explaining Waugh’s connection with the Arnold House school in nearby Llanddulas. In Decline and Fall, Waugh renamed the place Llanabba and called the school after the house: …It was [here] in January … Continue reading

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Waugh Topic of Lecture and Preview

This month will see Waugh’s biographer Martin Stannard lecture in Oxford and the BBC’s film of Decline and Fall previewed in Cardiff: Campion Hall in Oxford will host a lecture by Prof Martin Stannard entitled “No Abiding City: Evelyn Waugh and America”. Stannard, … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Papers Continue to Trail D&F Production

The Daily Mail has published more photos from the Welsh location setting of the BBC’s production of Waugh’s novel Decline & Fall. Most of these feature Eva Longoria between takes as Margot Beste-Chetwynde, but there are also several of Jake … Continue reading

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Waugh in the Daily Mail

Evelyn Waugh rates two mentions in this week’s issues of the Daily Mail. Gossip columnist Ephraim Hardcastle has this takeaway from Philip Eade’s biography: Was literary giant Evelyn Waugh, who died in 1966 aged 62, a paedophile? According to a … Continue reading

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Daily Mail on Location with Decline and Fall

The Daily Mail sent a reporter (Poppy Danby) and, more importantly, a photograper, to the location in Wales where the BBC’s production of Decline and Fall is being filmed. The results are posted in the Mailonline edition and contain more photos … Continue reading

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Waugh in Politics; Margot at the DNC

The Guardian carries a story about the current renewed popularity of nostalgia in Britain. This harks back to the fashion started by the TV version of Brideshead Revisited, and the Guardian’s reporter (Stuart Jeffries) finds that nostalgia has a political … Continue reading

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Progress Report from BBC Production of Decline and Fall

Radio Times has published a progress report from BBC’s production of its adaptation of Decline and Fall in Wales. This includes a photo of actor Jack Whitehall made up as Paul Pennyfeather. Whitehall just joined the ongoing production in Wales: … Continue reading

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Plas Dulas to be demolished

From the North Wales Weekly News (Nov. 10, 2011): Plas Dulas, which dates back to the 1780s, will make way for a housing development following a unanimous decision by Conwy County Council planners yesterday. Developer Alex Davies was granted permission … Continue reading

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