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The Eater at Quaglino’s with Waugh

The London edition of Eater.com, an online food journal, has done a profile on the long-lived Mayfair establishment of Quaglino’s. Waugh’s association with Quaglino’s was mentioned in a previous post that was based on the restaurant’s own advertising copy. In her article … Continue reading

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Wales Promotes “Decline and Fall” Tourism

The Daily Post (Llandudno) has published a story explaining Waugh’s connection with the Arnold House school in nearby Llanddulas. In Decline and Fall, Waugh renamed the place Llanabba and called the school after the house: …It was [here] in January … Continue reading

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Vile Bodies and Aladdin Sane (More)

Waugh biographer and blogger Duncan McLaren has posted a thought-provoking article on the influence of Waugh’s novel Vile Bodies on David Bowie’s composition of Aladdin Sane. See earlier posts. McLaren reimagines Bowie’s work against the backdrop of the parties he attended on his … Continue reading

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Waugh in North Devon

Following his recent appearance at the Appledore Literary Festival, Duncan McLaren has posted two new articles to his website. “Evelyn in Appledore” and “When Henry Met Evelyn” recount the details of Evelyn Waugh’s visit to that town where he worked on the second … Continue reading

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Two Recent Waugh Books in Literary Review

A review of two recent books about Evelyn Waugh has become available on the internet, at least in part. The books are In the Picture by Donat Gallagher and Carlos Vilar Flor, both professors of English Literature, and Evelyn! A Rhapsody … Continue reading

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Evelyn=Basil and Audrey=Angela

Duncan McLaren, author of Evelyn! Rhapsody for an Obsessive Love, has given us the results of another of his ambitious research projects and much to think about. He follows the trajectory of the relationship between Waugh and Audrey Lucas, which … Continue reading

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The Trout

Earlier this week, the Daily Telegraph published a list of “the most beautiful pubs in England.” At the head of the list is The Trout in Oxford, as mentioned in Brideshead Revisited as well as the Inspector Morse TV series. This … Continue reading

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More Praise for New Waugh Study

The reviewer for the Daily Telegraph (Miranda Seymour) has joined those for the Daily Mail and Independent in praising Duncan McLaren’s new biographical approach to Evelyn Waugh’s early life. See earlier post. According to Seymour: McLaren … offers us two scoops. Exposing … Continue reading

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New Approach to Waugh Appears Later This Week

A new biography of Evelyn Waugh will appear in the U.K. later this week. This is Evelyn! Rhapsody for an Obsessive Love, Harbour Books, Chelmsford, Essex, 14.00 pounds, 294 pp. It is written by Duncan McLaren who previously wrote a … Continue reading

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