Category Archives: Auberon Waugh

Waugh on Desert Island Discs

Reader David Lull has provided the results of a search for Evelyn Waugh on the BBC database for the entire run of its Desert Island Discs program. Waugh was never a castaway and, if ever asked, he would have surely declined. … Continue reading

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Final Episode of BBC Arena's Waugh Trilogy Now Available

Episode 3 of the 1987 BBC Arena "Waugh Trilogy" is now posted on YouTube. This is entitled "An Englishman's Home." With this posting, all three episodes are now available. See earlier posts. Like the previous ones, this episode is also  of a high quality … Continue reading

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Alexander Chancellor (1940-2017): Savior of The Spectator

Journalist and editor Alexander Chancellor has died at the age of 77. He is probably best known as the man who saved the Spectator. He became editor at a low point in 1975 and remained for 9 years during which the magazine … 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 the … Continue reading

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Pub in Combe Florey Damaged in Fire

A fire last week in The Farmers Arms, a pub in Combe Florey, damaged the structure and forced its closure pending extensive repairs. This was reported in the Somerset County  Gazette. According to a later report on ITV news, the pub was … Continue reading

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More Waughs Than One

Daisy Waugh, novelist and journalist, is interviewed on the writers' website Litopia. She is the daughter of Auberon and grand daughter of Evelyn and has written several books, both fiction and nonfiction. In the interview she discusses her latest offerings in both … Continue reading

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Combe Florey, Pevsner and the Waughs

In a recent article in the Guardian, literary journalist Ian Jack pays homage to the late Nikolaus Pevsner on the occasion of completion of the work he began in the 1950s. This occurred with the publication of the final volume of the Buildings of Scotland, … Continue reading

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Literary Family Rivalries

Booksellers Barnes & Noble have posted a list of rivalries within literary families. The Waugh family makes the list:Evelyn, Auberon, and Alec WaughEvelyn Waugh is one of the most celebrated writers of all time, with books like Brideshead Revisited lodged firmly … Continue reading

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Waugh on Champagne in WSJ

Evelyn Waugh's advice on when to drink champagne is offered again in a Wall Street Journal article on the subject. As noted in an earlier post, this comes from an article he wrote for Vogue magazine near the end of … Continue reading

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Present-Day BYP Reviews Waugh Books

A blogger going by the "nom du net" of The Posh Gurl  (real name H.R. Hardy) spent the past month reading and reviewing books by Waughs. She began with Auberon Waugh's The Foxglove Saga (1960) which she founda great study of … Continue reading

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