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Waugh and the Hendon Nudists

An article appears in the Londonist (an online magazine devoted to local news about London, past and present) relating to  a 1930 incident when a group of nudists chose to sunbathe unclothed at a Hendon lake called the Welsh Harp.  This was … Continue reading

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“Scoop-like” Novel Boosted

In Peter Wilby’s New Stateman column, the new novel Splash! by Stephen Glover often likened to Waugh’s Scoop has been given another boost. As explained by Wilby, Scoop: … drew on Waugh’s experience of covering Mussolini’s invasion of Abyssinia (as it … Continue reading

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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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Arthur Waugh and Prufrock and More

The Weekly Standard’s current issue has an article by American literary scholar William Pritchard marking the centenary of T S Eliot’s first collection of poems–Prufrock and Other Observations. The lead poem in the slim volume of twelve was “The Love Song … Continue reading

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Waugh and the Friedman Unit

On a blog specializing in stories about the Iraq War, blogger Alexander Harrowell describes what is known to those write about such things as the “Friedman Unit”: Those of us who blogged through the Iraq War will of course remember the Friedman … Continue reading

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Christ Church Dust-up Brings Waugh Cites in Press

A recent incident at Christ Church, an Oxford college, has been widely reported in the British press. This involved a student, Lavinia Woodward, who was studying to be a surgeon. In a reportedly drug-induced rage, she stabbed her boyfriend (whom … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … 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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