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Interview at Castle Howard

The Sunday Times published an interview earlier this month of Victoria Howard. She is described as the new chatelaine of Castle Howard in North Yorkshire where both the TV and cinema versions of Brideshead Revisited were filmed. She refuses to … Continue reading

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Half an Hour with Evelyn Waugh

One of our readers and a member of the EWS kindly submitted the report below of her recent Waugh-themed visit to Castle Howard in North Yorkshire. Half an Hour with Evelyn Waugh: ‘Brideshead Scenes Revisited’ at Castle Howard by Milena … Continue reading

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Waugh and Solitude

In an article on the weblog PanAm Post, Alejandro Jenkins declares the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez to be overrated. One reason for this is the underdeveloped characters: The idea behind Hundred Years of Solitude (to create a saga-esque … Continue reading

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Powell Society Papers Include Two about Waugh

The Anthony Powell Society has recently published the Proceedings of its 2016 Conference in York. There are two papers in this collection that relate directly to the writings of Evelyn Waugh. The titles and abstracts of these papers are set forth … Continue reading

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Waugh Sites

Several newspapers have recently recommended visits to sites in England that have been associated with Evelyn Waugh. The Daily Telegraph in its Property column has a fairly detailed description of Renishaw Hall. Although still owned and occupied by the Sitwell … Continue reading

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Brideshead Reconfectioned

The Daily Mail has run a story (“It’s the Great Brideshead Bake Off!”) about a project by the new occupants of Castle Howard to remake the building in the form of a cake in an effort to promote Christmas season … Continue reading

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Vogue Revisits Brideshead

Hamish Bowles, European editor for the American edition of Vogue, recently revisited Castle Howard and wrote about it in an article appearing in the current issue of the magazine. He describes his early visit as a child with his father … Continue reading

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Brideshead Revisted Yet Again

Actor Jeremy Irons, who famously played Charles Ryder in the 1981 Granada TV production of Brideshead Revisited, recently made another visit to its setting. He was artist in residence at the Ryedale Festival in which he appeared in “A Meeting … Continue reading

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BBC Video Credits Waugh with Country House Revival

The BBC has posted a 3.25 minute video about the revival of interest in the English country house. Here’s a link (don’t be alarmed if it opens with an ad). Narrated by art historian Alistair Sooke, it begins with recognition of … Continue reading

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Brideshead in “Yorkshirewood”

The Yorkshire Post in a recent article recounts the large number of films and TV series that have been set or filmed in Yorkshire, giving much of the credit for this to an agency called Screen Yorkshire. The most recent … Continue reading

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