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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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Metropolitan Papers Continue to Trail D&F Production

The Daily Mail has published more photos from the Welsh location setting of the BBC’s production of Waugh’s novel Decline & Fall. Most of these feature Eva Longoria between takes as Margot Beste-Chetwynde, but there are also several of Jake … Continue reading

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Waugh in the Daily Mail

Evelyn Waugh rates two mentions in this week's issues of the Daily Mail. Gossip columnist Ephraim Hardcastle has this takeaway from Philip Eade's biography:Was literary giant Evelyn Waugh, who died in 1966 aged 62, a paedophile? According to a new … Continue reading

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Daily Mail on Location with Decline and Fall

The Daily Mail sent a reporter (Poppy Danby) and, more importantly, a photograper, to the location in Wales where the BBC's production of Decline and Fall is being filmed. The results are posted in the Mailonline edition and contain more photos … Continue reading

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