Category Archives: Newspapers

Paula Byrne to Appear at Highclere and Other Waugh News

Biographer Paula Byrne (author of Mad World: Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead (2009)) will appear in a program entitled "Literature and Landscapes" to be held at Highclere Castle near Newbury, Berkshire, in May. The venue is better known as the … Continue reading

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Decline and Fall of the Bullingdon Club

This week's Spectator has a feature article and podcast by Harry Mount on the parlous straits of Oxford's Bullingdon Club. He confesses to having been a member himself but seems open minded about its likely demise: It isn’t quite dead — but … Continue reading

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News Bomb

As the concern over fake news spreads, an online newspaper in Chile has joined others in recommending Waugh's Scoop. See earlier posts. This appears in a column "VerComeryLeer [SeeEatRead]" by Miguel Ortiz in the digital journal El Definido:We are being bombarded, … Continue reading

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Waugh Watering Hole Rescued by Villagers

The Abingdon Arms in the Oxfordshire village of Beckley has been rescued by the efforts of the villagers. They have taken ownership and, according to the Oxford Times, will soon have the pub reopened for business:The Abingdon Arms is a beautiful … Continue reading

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Waugh in the News

Several papers have alluded to Evelyn Waugh or his works in recent stories:The Irish Times has an article in its "London Letter" column inspired by an interview with David Hockney in which the artist expressed his acquiescence in if not outrught support for … Continue reading

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In the Beginning was the Waugh

Journalists and bloggers are making a practice of opening stories with quotes from or cites to the works of Evelyn Waugh. Here are two notable recent examples:The Guardian in a story about today's match between England and Wales in the … Continue reading

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Scoop Italian Style

Novelist and journalist Enrico Franceschini has written a novel about journalists. It is published in Italian with the title of Scoop, an obvious nod to Evelyn Waugh. The allusion may be somewhat lost on Italians, however, because, as Franceschini concedes in an … Continue reading

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Hat Trick for Waugh in The Spectator

This week's Spectator features three articles mentioning Evelyn Waugh. The first is in a memorial for Tara Palmer-Tomkinson who died this week at the age of 45. The magazine reprints an article she wrote which appeared in the 27 July … Continue reading

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New Service on Djibouti-Addis Ababa Railway

The New York Times has announced opening of service on the new railway line from Djibouti to Addis Ababa (including videos of opening ceremony and trains):The 10:24 a.m. train out of Djibouti’s capital drew some of the biggest names in … Continue reading

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Waugh in Happy Valley

A recent story in the Tatler recounts the present day difficulties of the British aristocrats and their descendants who settled in that country's area known as Happy Valley during the days of the Empire. The story centers on three members of … Continue reading

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