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Telegraph Praises Episode 2 of Decline and Fall

Today's Daily Telegraph adds its praise for the BBC's faithful adaptation of Waugh's novel Decline and Fall which continued yesterday. In his TV review column, Mark Monahan writes:There was gentle entertainment on Friday evening BBC One – well, superficially gentle, at any … Continue reading

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Decline and Fall Discussed by Radio 4 and Sunday Papers

The latest episode of BBC Radio 4's Front Row featured a discussion of the network's TV adaptation of Waugh's novel Decline and Fall. Presenter Stig Abell interviewed scriptwriter James Wood and literary critic Suzi Feay, who writes for the Financial Times. … Continue reading

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Decline and Fall Previewed by Harry Mount and Saturday Review

Journalist and critic Harry Mount has previewed the BBC adaptation of Decline and Fall in the Daily Mail ("Oh! What a Lovely Waugh!"):Here’s hoping the TV adaptation – written by James Wood (Rev) – brings more readers to Waugh’s first … Continue reading

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Daily Mail Features Decline and Fall Adaptation

This week's Daily Mail carries a feature article ("Love and Waugh") by Andrew Preston on the BBC adaptation of Waugh's novel Decline and Fall. This appears in the Mail's "Weekend Magazine" and involves interviews with several members of the production's … Continue reading

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Waugh and Highclere (More)

The Countess of Carnarvon who presently resides with her husband at Highclere Castle in Hampshire has written a book about entertaining there. The house was the setting for the recent Downton Abbey TV series and is being open to the … Continue reading

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Decline and Fall of the Bullingdon Club

This week's Spectator has a feature article and podcast by Harry Mount on the parlous straits of Oxford's Bullingdon Club. He confesses to having been a member himself but seems open minded about its likely demise: It isn’t quite dead — but … Continue reading

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Scoop and "Fake News"

There have been several references to Waugh's Scoop in the wake of the new concern with "fake news" arising from present US political turmoil. As anyone familiar with Waugh's novel will know, this is not a new phenomenon. Perhaps the most poignant … 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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Colossus of Snobbery

Critic and novelist D J Taylor has written a book inspired by William Thackeray entitled The New Book of Snobs, to be published later this month. An excerpt appears in the Daily Mail. This deals mostly with Taylor's account of his own … Continue reading

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Bullingdon/Bollinger Faces Extinction

Sebastian Shakespeare in his Daily Mail gossip column reports that the Bullingdon Club at Oxford (on which Waugh based the Bollinger Club in his novel Decline and Fall) may soon die out for lack of interest:...The Buller is understood to … Continue reading

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