Tag Archives: Daily Express

Alec Waugh Remembered

The current issue of The Oldie has a memoir by Alexander Waugh of his Uncle Alec. He was known in the family as “Uncle Sex” and the memoir is written on the 100th anniversary of the publication of his novel … Continue reading

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Scribble, Scribble, Mr Waugh

In their Daily Express column, Richard and Judy are reminded of Evelyn Waugh in a noisy pub where they can hardly here a conversation: But then the background cacophony dropped momentarily, just long enough for me to pick up a … Continue reading

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Lucy, Paula, Jane and Evelyn

Columnist Jennifer Selway in her Daily Express entertainment gossip column brings Evelyn Waugh into a literary scholarship cat fight between Waugh biographer Paula Byrne, PhD (Liverpool), and BBC historical TV presenter Lucy Worsley, DPhil (Sussex), both of whom have also written … Continue reading

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Milk in First (More)

Two papers today have independently quoted Evelyn Waugh on the issue of when to add milk to one’s tea. In the Liverpool Echo there is a feature article on the subject that opens with the claim that “Liverpool is the … Continue reading

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Waugh for the Holidays

As the holidays approach, the media are gathering their year end collections of journalistic musings on 2016. Several of these implicate Evelyn Waugh or his writings. In the Daily Express, comedian Ruby Wax names a Waugh novel as one of her … Continue reading

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Mr and Mrs Chatterbox

Today’s Daily Express carries a story (reproduced in PressReader) about a woman named Doris Delevigne who was one of the few working-class members of the Bright Young People. Born in 1900, she pulled herself up from the lower classes with the … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Conversion

In an article posted on a Roman Catholic evangelical weblog Aleteia.org, the details of Evelyn Waugh’s conversion to that religion are provided, mostly in Waugh’s own words from a 20 October 1930 essay in the Daily Express. Waugh had written the … Continue reading

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Good-bye to Fleet Street

The Independent newspaper, now online only, reports that the last journalists have now left their Fleet Street premises. The final departures were two reporters for the Dundee Sunday Post. In a panegyric to the former home of British journalism. the … Continue reading

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Waugh Biography in Daily Express: Back Where He Started

The Daily Express opens its review of Philip Eade’s biography of Waugh with a reference to his short-lived career as a reporter on that newspaper: HAVING been fired from the Daily Express after a very short period of work in 1927, … Continue reading

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Driberg’s Wedding

The Daily Express opens its weekend TV review column with a quote from Waugh: WHEN the novelist Evelyn Waugh received an invitation to the wedding of the notorious philandering MP Tom Driberg, he declined to go. “I expect the church will … Continue reading

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