Category Archives: World War II

“Churchill’s Secret Affair” to Air in TV Documentary

The Daily Mail has a feature length story on what may have been a secret (but brief) affair between Lady Castlerosse (born in humble circumstances as Doris Delevigne) and Winston Churchill. This took place (if it did) in spring 1930 … Continue reading

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North London Stage Production to Feature Evelyn Waugh

 The Highgate, North London, theatre Upstairs at the Gatehouse has announced the premiere of a new play called Happy Warriors that will feature Evelyn Waugh as one of the principal characters. The script is by James Hugh Macdonald and is … Continue reading

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Céline, Muriel Spark and Lloyd Cole

Frederic Raphael is still best known for the TV adaptation of his own 1976 novel The Glittering Prizes, which is often compared with Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited. Indeed, it is not too much to say that the popular and critical success … Continue reading

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Waugh and Tito

Standpoint magazine in its current issue has reprinted a letter from Milena Borden who is also one of our readers. She was commenting on an article in the magazine’s November issue as explained in her letter. Here is the text of … Continue reading

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New Book on Churchill and WWII Yugoslavia

A book published late last year reconsiders Winston Churchill’s decision to back the Communist Partisans in favor of the Royalist Chetniks in WWII Yugoslavia. This is by Christopher Catherwood and is entitled Churchill and Tito: SOE, Bletchley Park and Supporting … Continue reading

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Autumn Issue of Society Journal

The Autumn 2017 issue of the society’s journal (Evelyn Waugh Studies, No. 48.2) has been issued. The contents are posted below. The complete issue will be posted on the internet later this week: ARTICLES Paul Pennyfeather and the Victorian Governess: … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Christmas, 1942

In a letter to his wife, Evelyn Waugh describes his Christmas 75 years ago in 1942. At the time, he was stationed with his brigade in Sherborne School, Dorset, where his father and brother Alec were students but from which … Continue reading

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Randolph Remembered

The Daily Beast has published a memoir of Randolph Churchill by Clive Irving. This is in response to Randolph’s relative neglect in the wake of all the attention accorded to his father following two recent successful film treatments and several … Continue reading

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Waugh and the Nazis?

An article in the independent news and opinion website PULSE has an article by Anas el Hawat entitled “On the Astonishment That Nazis Can ‘Still’ Have Taste” that opens with this: Evelyn Waugh [sic], on a visit to Germany in … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Cameo in Alternative History Novel

A books blog, the Deighton Dossier, recently posted an updated article discussing novels based on alternative histories comparable to Len Deighton’s SS-GB in which the Germans successfully invade and occupy Britain in WWII. Among those considered is Lavie Tidhar’s A … Continue reading

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