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Waugh and the Q & A

Humorist Craig Brown writing in the Daily Mail makes a case for the elimination of the Q&A following any vocal presentation by an author. He is particularly bothered by the typical literary festival as a waste of time. In the article, … Continue reading

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Waugh Reading on BBC Radio 4

Humorist Craig Brown has included a reading from Waugh for his appearance on the BBC Radio 4 series With Great Pleasure. The program asks each participant to choose favorite book passages from their lifetime of reading. Among Brown’s choices is … Continue reading

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Waugh Question Features in Literary Quiz

The Guardian has published two lists of literary questions set by several authors. Among a total of 49 questions there is one about Waugh. This is posed by historian Antony Beevor who wrote, inter alia, Crete: The Battle and the Resistance: 18 In Evelyn Waugh’s … Continue reading

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Waugh on Spender

Satirist Craig Brown has reviewed a memoir of poet Stephen Spender in this week’s Mail on Sunday. This is a book by Spender’s son Matthew entitled A House in St. John’s Wood: In Search of My Parents. Among other revelations, … Continue reading

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Peter Watson: Biography of Everard’s Angel

This week’s Spectator reviews a biography of Pater Watson, probably best known to Waugh fans as the financial backer of Cyril Connolly’s Horizon magazine during WWII and early postwar austerity. The magazine and Connolly are satirized as Survival and Everard … Continue reading

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