Category Archives: Sightings

Waugh in Mother Land

Mother Land is the latest novel of Paul Theroux whose career has many similarities to that of Evelyn Waugh. Both made their living exclusively from writing after beginning as school teachers. Theroux’s teaching career began in the Peace Corps on … Continue reading

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Scoop Appears on Home Fires

A copy of Waugh’s 1938 novel Scoop makes an appearance on the ITV drama series Home Fires. This is in Episode 1 of Series 2 which is now showing on PBS Masterpiece Theater. The cameo appearance occurs at about 18:20 … Continue reading

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Oxford Hostelries Commemorate Waugh

According to a recent posting on travel blog  Trip Advisor, there is a hotel bedroom named for Evelyn Waugh at the Head of the River. This is a pub and  hotel located on St Aldate’s at Folly Bridge in Oxford. It’s … 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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Bloggers List Waugh

Waugh and his works have appeared in several recent blogs. In listverse he was named in a list of “10 Pop Culture Moments We Owe To Animals.” That seems unlikely but here it is: Evelyn Waugh’s Suicide Attempt Was Ruined By … Continue reading

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Another Cocktail Attributed to Waugh

A pub in Kuala Lumpur is offering an exotic cocktail called the Noonday Reviver that is attributed to Evelyn Waugh. The pub is called The Sticky Wicket and has a cricket theme throughout its decor and menu. The cocktail is described as a reinterpretation … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh: Wiki Audio

Some one has posted on YouTube an audio version of Evelyn Waugh’s Wikipedia entry. It is read by a digital voice with a British accent and is unpleasant to listen to. I would only recommend it to some one whose vision … Continue reading

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In the Tradition of Waugh

Lawrence Osborne (b. 1958) is a British novelist and travel writer who is frequently compared to Waugh by his reviewers. The latest example is a review in the Irish Examiner of Osborne’s third novel, The Ballad of a Small Player, on the … Continue reading

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Plashy Fen at Risk

One of the  cover stories in this week’s TLS is “Plashy Fens: The Limitations of Nature Writing” by Richard Smyth. Or so its title is described on the contents page, if not in the heading of the on-line version of the … Continue reading

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TLS Reviews Memoir of Gore Vidal

In this weeks TLS James Campbell reviews Sympathy for the Devil, a memoir of Gore Vidal by novelist Michael Mewshaw. The review mentions a 1978 dinner party in Italy to which Mewshaw invited Vidal and his partner Howard Austen. The … Continue reading

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