Tag Archives: Selina Hastings

Three Generations of Waughs in The Oldie

Various Waughs (and their associates) are scattered throughout the pages of this month’s issue of The Oldie. The leading feature article by Alan Thomas is about the Bright Young People and opens with a reference to Waugh’s novel Vile Bodies: … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh and Selina Hastings x 2

Forum Auctions has posted an early letter from Evelyn Waugh (sometime in 1929) relating to the writing of Vile Bodies. This is addressed to Lord Hastings and thanks him for the loan of a two-volume work about his ancestor Selina, Countess … Continue reading

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Martin Stannard Reviews New Waugh Biography

Martin Stannard, who wrote the standard and so far definitive biography of Evelyn Waugh, has reviewed the latest one by Philip Eade. Professor Stannard is also in charge, with Waugh’s grandson, Alexander, of the publication of the complete works of Waugh by … Continue reading

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Biography Reviewed in Herald

The new biography of Evelyn Waugh by Philip Eade is reviewed in the (Glasgow) Herald (now rebranded simply, and rather pompously, as “The Herald” but still published in Glasgow) by Richard Strachan. He points out that a disproportionate part of the book … Continue reading

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Waugh Lecture on Friendship with Nancy Mitford

Lancing College has posted a report on the annual Evelyn Waugh Lecture which was presented last week at the college by Selina Hastings:  Selina’s subject for her talk was the literary and epistolary relationship between Waugh and his lifetime friend, … Continue reading

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Selina Hastings to Give Annual Evelyn Waugh Lecture

Waugh biographer Selina Hastings will deliver the annual Evelyn Waugh Lecture at Lancing College on Thursday. The lecture is not open to the public, but anyone interested in attending should contact Claire Welling at Lancing re making special arrangements: (click … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Religion

In the current issue of the U.K. paper The Catholic Herald, an article (“Seduced by the ‘Devil’ Hitler” by Francis Phillips) opens with a familiar quote from Evelyn Waugh: There is a well-known story about the novelist Evelyn Waugh. He … Continue reading

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Times Diary Reports Waugh Advice on Letters to America

Patrick Kidd in today’s Times Diary reports a talk given at last week’s Waugh conference in Leicester by biographer Selina Hastings: Waugh’s correspondence with Nancy Mitford, included advice on how he dealt with fan mail. Some (university clubs, creative-writing students, … Continue reading

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The Fertile Fact: Speculative biographical writing

The Fertile Fact is a new literary website which “celebrates the speculative nature of biographical writing. We invite biographers/experts/super-fans to draw on their knowledge and compile a list of five things or aspects of modern life that they think their … Continue reading

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Selina Hastings’s Evelyn Waugh republished

Evelyn Waugh, the highly regarded 1995 biography by Selina Hastings, is being republished in the UK this month by Capuchin Classics, with publication in the US later this year. Several author lectures and books signings have been scheduled to coincide … Continue reading

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