Category Archives: Alec Waugh

Alec Waugh Remembered

The current issue of The Oldie has a memoir by Alexander Waugh of his Uncle Alec. He was known in the family as “Uncle Sex” and the memoir is written on the 100th anniversary of the publication of his novel … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Claret Phobia

London wine merchants Berry Bros & Rudd have posted on their internet site an article by Auberon Waugh about his father’s knowledge of wine. This originally appeared in their house journal Number Three St James’s Street for Spring 1986. They claim Evelyn … Continue reading

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One of Waugh’s Clubs Will House a School

The Guardian reports that the building at 106 Piccadilly from this autumn will house the Eaton Square Upper School: …the first new co-ed private school in central London for decades, which is preparing to open its doors to the children … Continue reading

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Martin D’Arcy and Alec Waugh Archives Described

There are recent postings relating to the UK archives holding the papers of Fr Martin D’Arcy and Alec Waugh. Fr D’Arcy’s archives are discussed in an article on the Jesuits in Britain website: The collection contains letters from over 700 different … Continue reading

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Alec Waugh, War Poet

A weblog called “Behind Their Lines” which specializes in WWI poetry has posted a poem by Alec Waugh entitled “The Other Side”. He wrote the poem in March 1917, so this is now its centenary.  The poem was included in … Continue reading

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Wrong Waugh

The interactive internet site Ranker has started a new rating survey in which Evelyn Waugh is included. A previous posting has him under consideration for the rating of Best Roman Catholic Author, in which he is currently listed as #3. See previous post … Continue reading

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Alec Waugh Features in New Book

Alec Waugh prominently appears in a recently published book entitled Wild Bird:The True Jazz Age Tale of Ruth Wrightman Morris. The subject of this book is the “Ruth,” whose name is otherwise undisclosed and who populates most of the final chapters of volume one  of his … Continue reading

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Other Waughs

British mystery writer Christopher Fowler has posted a brief article on his internet site entitled “Waugh Stories” in which he considers the literary careers of Waughs other than Evelyn. He begins with Evelyn’s older brother Alec: …He’s been described as … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh, Secret Agent?

There have been two articles posted within the last month which suggest that Evelyn Waugh was, along with other writers of his generation, at some time during his career in the employ of the secret intelligence services. The first, written … Continue reading

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Estate of Peter Waugh to be Auctioned

An auction house in the West of England has announced the sale of artworks from the estate of the late Peter Waugh (1938-2014). Peter was the third child of Alec Waugh with his second wife Joan Chirnside. Peter’s life was profiled … Continue reading

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