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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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Anthony Blanche and Patrick Leigh Fermor

The current Literary Review carries a review by Harry Mount of the collected letters of Patrick Leigh Fermor. These were just published in the UK under the title Dashing for the Post. Among Leigh Fermor's correspondents were several of Waugh's close … Continue reading

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Harry Mount on Brideshead Revisited

The Catholic Herald has marked the 50th anniversary of Evelyn Waugh's death with a feature article by journalist and author Harry Mount on Brideshead Revisited. Mount begins with an assessment of the novel:Fifty years after his death on April 10, … Continue reading

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War, Peace and Brideshead

In yesterday's Daily Telegraph, Harry Mount declares the recent BBC adaptation of War and Peace by Andrew Davies to be a failure. This is inevitable, he writes, when an attempt is made to compress a massive 19th Century novel, written originally in a foreign language, … Continue reading

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Another Brideshead Birthday Greeting

Today's Daily Telegraph carries another article by Eleanor Doughty marking the 70th anniversary of Brideshead Revisited's publication on May 28, 1945. The article begins by discussing models used by Waugh for characters in the novel, breaking no new ground in … Continue reading

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