Category Archives: Alexander Waugh

Waughs in Spectator Books of the Year

The Spectator is publishing its annual list of Books of the Year selected by various writers. Among the choices in this week’s column is this one by journalist Lewis Jones, who writes for both the Spectator and the Telegraph: I … Continue reading

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Alexander Waugh to Chair Panel at Literary Leicester Festival

A panel has been announced for the Literary Leicester Festival on the subject “Remembering Alexander Chancellor (1940-2017).” He was editor and contributor to several journals, including most notably The Spectator. The panel will he chaired by Alexander Waugh, his son-in-law … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Grave: Contrary Voices

In a previous post, we reported the conclusions of Alexander Waugh, Evelyn’s grandson, that William Shakespeare was buried in Westminster Abbey, not Holy Trinity Church, Stratford. It is not surprising that the Stratford-upon-Avon Herald has published differing views: THE Shakespeare … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh’s Birthday 28 October 2003

Today is the 114th anniversary of Evelyn Waugh’s birthday. This has been announced in several news sites that track this sort of thing. Perhaps not coincidently, the Guardian has chosen this date to report that Waugh’s grandson, Alexander, will announce … Continue reading

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First Complete Works Volumes Published

The first four volumes of Evelyn Waugh’s Complete Works have been published by Oxford University Press. Alexander Waugh is interviewed on BBC Radio 4 in yesterday’s edition of World at One in connection with this event. The interview is by … Continue reading

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Lecture at Hertford College Announced

A lecture on the subject of “Waugh’s Enemies” has been announced for Mo, 25 September at Hertford College, Oxford: Cecil Beaton, Randolph Churchill, the BBC …. English writer Evelyn Waugh was not short of enemies. He was infamous for both … Continue reading

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Oxford Mail Surveys Complete Works

The Oxford Mail has published a feature length article on the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh. The project will launch next month with the publication of four volumes, including Precious Waughs, the first of 12 volumes of “personal writings.” These … Continue reading

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Powell Lecture to be Given by Alexander Waugh

The annual lecture of the Anthony Powell Society¬†will be given this December by Alexander Waugh¬†at the Travellers Club in Pall Mall, London. Here’s a copy of the AP Society’s announcement: Anthony Powell Lecture Wavian Reactions to Anthony Powell to be … Continue reading

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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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Joseph Epstein Reviews Waugh

Veteran US essayist, short-story writer and former editor of The American Scholar, Joseph Epstein, has written a review of Philip Eade’s biography of Evelyn Waugh. This appears in the latest issue of the Claremont Review of Books and is as … Continue reading

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