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Granada Brideshead Among Telegraph's Top 50 TV Programs

A panel of Daily Telegraph journalists has compiled a list of the top 50 British TV programs of all time. Not surprisingly, the 1981 Granada TV production of Brideshead Revisited for ITV makes the list: This sumptuous adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's … Continue reading

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Maud Russell Diaries in Telegraph

Excerpts from the wartime diaries of Maud Russell have been published in the Daily Telegraph. In a previous post it was explained how she commissioned Rex Whistler to paint murals in her country house at Mottisfont in Hampshire where there is … Continue reading

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Telegraph Makes Literary Tour of Stately Homes

In today's Property section of the Daily Telegraph, there is a discussion of a tour of stately homes that have a literary connection. This is by Eleanor Doughty, known to this parish as a Waugh fan. She starts with a … Continue reading

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Waugh in the News

Several papers have alluded to Evelyn Waugh or his works in recent stories:The Irish Times has an article in its "London Letter" column inspired by an interview with David Hockney in which the artist expressed his acquiescence in if not outrught support for … Continue reading

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Waugh Sites

Several newspapers have recently recommended visits to sites in England that have been associated with Evelyn Waugh. The Daily Telegraph in its Property column has a fairly detailed description of Renishaw Hall. Although still owned and occupied by the Sitwell … Continue reading

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Alexander Chancellor (1940-2017): Savior of The Spectator

Journalist and editor Alexander Chancellor has died at the age of 77. He is probably best known as the man who saved the Spectator. He became editor at a low point in 1975 and remained for 9 years during which the magazine … Continue reading

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Emma Tennant (1937-2017): Latter-day BYP

Novelist Emma Tennant has died at the age of 79. She was a prolific writer, leaving an oeuvre of over 45 books. She was also founder and editor of a 1970s literary magazine known as Bananas. Although she wrote in … Continue reading

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Penelope Betjeman and Helena

The Daily Telegraph has published an excerpt from a book about Penelope Betjeman, a close friend of Evelyn Waugh to whom he dedicated his historical novel Helena (1950). The book about Penelope (to be entitled Mrs Betjeman), is described as … Continue reading

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Author Richard Adams Dies at 96

Richard Adams who is best known for his first novel, Watership Down, has died at the age of 96. The book is about rabbits and was derived from stories he had told his children, but it was also based on his own experience … Continue reading

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A. A. Gill (1954-2016), R.I.P.

The journalist and humorist A A Gill has died at the age of 62, the same relatively young age at which Evelyn Waugh died. He spent most of his career writing for the Sunday Times but also wrote a memoir … Continue reading

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