Tag Archives: Jane Shilling

Telegraph Article Considers Wisdom of Retaining Diaries

Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Jane Shilling  considers the wisdom of retaining private diaries. This is occasioned by the upcoming publication of the teenage diaries of novelist Margaret Forster. The case of Waugh’s diaries is considered: What would Forster  have felt about … Continue reading

Posted in Diaries, Evelyn Waugh, Newspapers | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Telegraph Article Considers Wisdom of Retaining Diaries

Eade Biography Paperback Available in UK

Philip Eade’s biography of Evelyn Waugh has been issued in paperback in the UK by publisher Weidenfeld & Nicolson. The recommended price is  £10.99 (Amazon.co.uk £10.68). The Daily Mail has a brief review by Jane Shilling in its Must Reads column that concludes: … Continue reading

Posted in Biographies, Books about Evelyn Waugh, Newspapers | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Eade Biography Paperback Available in UK

Sports Day Revival

After falling out of favor, at least at the more progressive public schools, competitive sports are having a revival. According to Jane Shilling, writing in the Daily Telegraph, that has also created a renewed interest in sports days. For some, … Continue reading

Posted in A Little Learning, Decline and Fall, Evelyn Waugh, Newspapers | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Sports Day Revival

Plashy fen and leprechaun-flavoured wine

Waugh scored a twofer in last week’s Telegraph with citations relating to both nature and food writing. On March 30, Waugh’s parody of nature writing in Scoop is cited by Robert Macfarlane in an interview as an example of what that … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Articles, Brideshead Revisited, Miscellaneous, Scoop | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Plashy fen and leprechaun-flavoured wine