Category Archives: Anniversaries

Weekend Roundup: From Germany to Mayfair

Waugh’s 1931 travel book Remote People is receivng more attention in Germany. This may be due to the issuance of a new edition of the full German translation that was originally published in 2007. In a Deutchlandfunk radio broadcast (or … Continue reading

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90th Anniversary of Waugh’s First Marriage

Evelyn Waugh married Evelyn Gardner on 27 June 1928 at St Paul’s Church, Portman Square, London. Only a few friends of the bride and groom were present, including Alec Waugh and Pansy Pakenham (witnesses), Robert Byron and Harold Acton (best … Continue reading

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Roundup: Brideshead Matters

In an article posted on National Catholic Register, Joseph Pearce considers whether education still matters and concludes that it should but doesn’t always manage. In order to matter, education must teach the truth as revealed in the wisdom of the … Continue reading

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“The Loved One” Anniversary Marked

The Pilot, newspaper of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese pf Boston, has published an article marking the 70th anniversary of the US publication of Waugh’s novel The Loved One. This is by Russell Shaw who explains that the book was published … Continue reading

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From African Kleptocracy to Spark’s Legacy

A feature length article in the Australian edition of the Spectator deals with the political flap over policy toward immigration of white South African farrmers into Australia. This is entitled “Kleptocracy on the Cape” by Thomas Jones and opens with … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Christmas, 1942

In a letter to his wife, Evelyn Waugh describes his Christmas 75 years ago in 1942. At the time, he was stationed with his brigade in Sherborne School, Dorset, where his father and brother Alec were students but from which … Continue reading

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Waugh Featured in Spark Memoir

Alan Taylor in his recently published memoir of Muriel Spark (Appointment in Arezzo) considers what writers most influenced Spark’s works. This was published in connection with Spark’s centenary next year and is included in what is apparently an excerpt from … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh’s Birthday 28 October 2003

Today is the 114th anniversary of Evelyn Waugh’s birthday. This has been announced in several news sites that track this sort of thing. Perhaps not coincidently, the Guardian has chosen this date to report that Waugh’s grandson, Alexander, will announce … Continue reading

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The Fruit of Whispering Glades

The TLS has published an article marking the centenary of the birth of Jessica Mitford, sister of Waugh’s friends Nancy, Diana and Deborah. The story (“Happy 100th Birthday, Decca”) is by Mark McGinness who has also recently written about Waugh … Continue reading

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Waugh in the Food Columns

Lisa Hilton, biographer, novelist and now food critic for Standpoint magazine, was apparently assigned to write a review of a new Italian restaurant in Covent Garden called Margot. This establishment was downgraded by some other food critics such as Jay … Continue reading

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