Waugh Podcasts

The quarterly literary magazine Slightly Foxed has announced that its next podcast will be devoted to Evelyn Waugh. This will be posted on their website, probably on 15 April. Details such as topics, participants, time, etc. do not seem to be available on the website, but it will presumably be posted here. This looks as if it will be denominated podcast Episode 18. Episode 17 was devoted to “Margaret Drabble: A Writer’s Life”. It is currently posted, along with several others at the link provided above.

Dave Lull has kindly sent along a link to the Daily Mail podcast relating to the recent mystery novel written by Waugh’s grand daughter Daisy Waugh. This is entitled In the Crypt with a Candlestick and is mentioned in several earlier posts. Here’s the description of the podcast:

A Book and a Bottle, with Sarah Vine. It’s the series that’s made for locked-down lovers of literature! In the first of an unputdownable new series, our columnist invites Imogen Edward-Jones and Santa Montefiore into her living room to dissect Daisy Waugh’s delightfully wicked new book, In The Crypt with a Candlestick.

Thanks to Dave for sending this along.

Finally, BBC 4 earlier this week broadcast a one-off TV documentary entitled “Scandal & Beauty: Mark Gatiss on Aubrey Beardsley.” Although Waugh doesn’t seem to have published anything about Beardsley, he was acquainted with his works, published to some notoriety in the early 1920s. He mentions writing a paper in 1921 about the biography of Beardsley by Arthur Symonds. Waugh describes this as his favorite biography. This “paper” seems to have been written in connection with his Oxford entrance examinations. Precocious Waughs, CWEW v 30, pp. 396-97. The BBC program is currently posted on BBC iPlayer. Coincidently, the US edition of Daisy Waugh’s mystery novel was originally listed on Amazon.com as Castle Beardsley. Not sure what connection there may be to the artist.

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