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Sword of Honour on Several Summer Lists

Waugh’s war trilogy Sword of Honour has been named on several recent lists as recommended summer reading. The Irish Times polled a number of readers who also happen to be writers, and novelist John Banville included SoH: David Brown’s new biography … Continue reading

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Screen Credit Blues

The Irish Times has a story by Donald Clarke about the dissatisfaction of screen writer Neil Jordan with the final versions of the TV series Riviera episodes now running on Sky TV. According to the IT story, the final versions reflect … Continue reading

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Shavian and Wavian

In a recent article in the Irish Times, columnist Frank McNally discussed the derivation of adjectival forms for proper names, wondering for example why people in Cork are known as Corkonians rather than Corkians or Corkists. One example he considers … Continue reading

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Ritchie-Hook Model Appears in New Book

Writing in the Irish Times, author Mark Felton describes one of the British officers who appear in his new book as the model for Evelyn Waugh’s eccentric Ben Ritchie-Hook in his Sword of Honour trilogy. This is Brigadier-General Adrian Carton … Continue reading

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WWII Yugoslavia Revisited

A new collection of articles about the Balkans by Irish writer Hubert Butler has been published in Ireland. This is entitled Balkan Essays, and at its center is a group of essays collected as the “Yugoslavia Suite”. The book is … 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 … Continue reading

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Irish Times Reviews Eade Biography

Today’s Irish Times has a review of Philip Eade’s biography of Evelyn Waugh. The reviewer is Matthew Adam who begins with his own catalogue of some of Waugh’s nastier traits as recounted by Waugh’s friends and acquaintances as well as by Waugh … Continue reading

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Brendan Bracken Exhibit Opens in Dublin

The Irish Times has published a brief biographical sketch of Brendan Bracken in conjunction with the opening tomorrow of an exhibit on his life at the Little Museum of Dublin. The article explains Bracken’s rackety early life and education and his close … Continue reading

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Evelyn and Kick (More)

Another review appears in today’s Irish Times of Paula Byrne’s new book about Kathleen (“Kick”) Kennedy. See earlier post. Also reviewed is a competing book about the same subject by Barbara Leaming, Kick Kennedy. The reviewer, Selina Guinness, summarizes Kennedy’s life … Continue reading

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Waugh at the London Library

The Irish Times yesterday ran an article on the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the London Library. This is being celebrated this week with a festival in St James’s Square opposite the library entrance. The article, by Denis Staunton, … Continue reading

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