Tag Archives: Anthony Powell

Waugh and the Honours List

Twice a year (on the Queen’s Birthday and New Years) the London papers can be expected to drag out their list of those who in the past have rejected honours offered them just as the papers announce the latest list of … Continue reading

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Bloggers Debate WWII Novels

Several bloggers are currently debating which are the novels of WWII most worth reading. One began the debate by bemoaning his attempt to read Waugh’s Sword of Honour novels at the same time he was also in the process of reading … Continue reading

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Waugh Presentation Copies for Sale by Peter Harrington

Several of the presentation copies Evelyn Waugh sent to Anthony Powell are now on sale by Peter Harrington Books. These were auctioned last year at Bonham’s. See earlier post. The most interesting are the two copies of Scott-King’s Modern Europe … Continue reading

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Waugh Letters to Anthony Powell to be Auctioned

Bonham’s auction house has announced the sale of the letters written by Evelyn Waugh to his friend and fellow novelist Anthony Powell. The letters cover the period 1927-1964 and include letters from Waugh’s first wife to Powell who remained on … Continue reading

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Waugh Presentation Copies for Sale

Jonkers Rare Books in Henley-on-Thames is offering seven of the presentation copies of Waugh’s books that were auctioned by Bonhams last year. See earlier post.  These are from the collection of Waugh’s friend and fellow novelist Anthony Powell. They are … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Eton Envy

Commonweal magazine in its current issue has a review of Adam Sisman’s biography of novelist John le Carre. The review is by Jeffrey Meyers who has also written biographies of  several literary figures. Waugh features in the review in connection with le … Continue reading

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Basil Seal Rides Yet Again

D.J. Taylor in the Independent announces low expectations for the BBC’s plans to revive its 1970s sit. com. Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em. The plan is to have the 74 year old Michael Crawford reprise his role as youthfully naive Frank Spencer among a … Continue reading

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Waugh and Anthony Powell

On the occasion of their republication by the University of Chicago Press, two of Anthony Powell’s novels are reviewed on a website called The Millions. One of these (Venusberg) was originally published before and the other (Oh How the Wheel … Continue reading

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Lord Marchmain and the 7th Earl

The Guardian earlier this week ran a review of a book by Michael Bloch entitled Closet Queens. This is a history of homosexuals in English politics before 1967 when the criminality of homosexuality was ended. One of the lives considered … Continue reading

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Sale Announced of Anthony Powell’s Waugh-Inscribed Books

Bonhams has announced the sale next month of several books by Evelyn Waugh, including some of biographical interest inscribed to his friend Anthony Powell. For example, Waugh inscribed Powell’s copy of Decline and Fall (1928) with the message, “For Tony … Continue reading

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