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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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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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Evelyn Waugh, Cigar Lover (more)

Waugh is frequently quoted on the enjoyment of Havana cigars, but the source of this quote has eluded your correspondent: “The most futile and disastrous day seems well spent when it is reviewed through the blue, fragrant smoke of a … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh’s ear trumpet vs. £4,000 worth of electronic hearing aids

Alexander Chancellor tries Waugh’s notorious ear trumpet, and is impressed: On Christmas Day, in the Somerset home of my daughter Eliza, and her husband, Alexander Waugh, Evelyn’s grandson, I was offered the novelist’s old ear trumpet to try. I am … Continue reading

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