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Waugh and the Honours List

Twice a year (on the Queen’s Birthday and New Years) the London papers can be expected to drag out their list of those who in the past have rejected honours offered them just as the papers¬†announce the latest list of … Continue reading

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A knighthood, on the other hand, may have gone down nicely

Evelyn Waugh appears in the recently released list of people who have declined honours (as he would have spelt it). He refused the offer of a CBE in 1959. Allan Massie's blog post in The Telegraph provides some details and … Continue reading

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