Category Archives: Anniversaries

The Oldie Returns to Brideshead

In its latest issue, The Oldie’s two cover stories are grouped together as “Return to Brideshead: From the film set to the smart set”. They are intended to mark the 75th anniversary of the novel’s publication as a book in May 1945. One … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Religious Conversion

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent in the Western Christian churches, and perhaps in recognition of this date, the Catholic Herald has reposted an article from April 2016 relating to Waugh’s conversion to the Roman Catholic faith. This … Continue reading

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Town & Country Remembers Waugh

This month 75 years ago Town & Country magazine, based in New York, completed the serial publication of Waugh’s novel Brideshead Revisited with its fourth monthly installment issued in February 1945. This abbreviated version preceded by several months the first … Continue reading

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Roundup: Labels Reattached

–The weblog Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings contains a review of Waugh’s early travel book Labels. This is a thoughtful critique of an often overlooked book: This is certainly no saccharine account of a trip round pretty places; if Waugh dislikes a … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh Studies (Autumn 2019) Now Available

The latest edition of the society’s journal Evelyn Waugh Studies (Autumn 2019, No. 50.2) is now available. It can be accessed at this link. The contents are set out below: CONTENTS Brideshead Serialized: 75th Anniversary of Publication in Town & … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Christmas in Yugoslavia: 1944

Waugh spent Christmas in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, where he was sent after Belgrade fell to the Russians and Partisans. This is the 75th anniversary of that holiday celebration. He had to travel via Bari in Italy and arrived a few days … Continue reading

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Brideshead Festival (more)

The organizers of this summer’s Brideshead Festival have released more details about the event. See previous post. These are contained in a press notice dated today from which the following is copied: To mark the 75th anniversary of the publication … Continue reading

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La Prensa Article Marks Brideshead Anniversary

The Buenos Aires newspaper La Prensa has published an article marking the 75th anniversary of the completion of Brideshead Revisited in 1944. This is entitled “Bajo el hechizo del recuerdo” (“Under the spell of remembrance”) and is written by Guillermo … Continue reading

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Brideshead 75th Anniversary Festival Announced

Castle Howard has announced the dates of its festival next summer to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the publication of Brideshead Revisited. This will be held at the Castle Howard estate in North Yorkshire from 26-28 June. Here is the … Continue reading

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75th Anniversary of Brideshead Airdrop

75 years ago today, the page proofs of Brideshead Revisited were dropped by parachute into Yugoslavia and retrieved by Evelyn Waugh. This event is recorded in his diary entry for Monday, 20 November 1944 (Diaries, p. 592). This is the … Continue reading

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