Category Archives: Audiobooks

Easter Roundup: Reading Waugh in a Time of Self-Isolation

–An article in National Review relates mainly to Alessandro Manzoni’s 1840 novel in Italian The Betrothed (I Promessi Sposi). This is by M D Aeschliman who explains the popularity of the 700 page work among his University of Virginia students … Continue reading

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Shrove Tuesday Roundup

–The BBC has announced plans to release a collection of audio recordings of Jeremy Front’s radio adaptations of several works by Evelyn Waugh. This will include Brideshead Revisited and Decline and Fall as well as several others not identified specifically … Continue reading

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Upcoming Waugh Events: Aberdeen and Leipzig

—Random House has announced a Waugh-related promotional event at the upcoming Leipzig Book Fair next month. ¬†They will offer two readings by Jan Weiler of selections from his audiobook in German of the unexpurgated translation of Waugh’s novel Scoop. ¬†This … Continue reading

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British Council Promotes Waugh in Diversity Week

The British Council in India is celebrating diversity week and is promoting the works of British writers from the LGBT community who it deems to represent diverse views. Evelyn Waugh is the first writer mentioned: Waugh explored his homosexuality both … Continue reading

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Grammarian Names Waugh Favorite Writer

British writer and grammarian Lynne Truss has named Evelyn Waugh her favorite writer. This is in an interview in today’s “One Minute With…” column¬†in the i¬†Newspaper, as reposted on PressReader. Truss is probably best known for her 2003 book¬†Eats, Shoots … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh, Mark Twain, and US Election

Christopher Buckley, writing in the New York Times, invokes Evelyn Waugh in a review of an audiobook of Mark Twain’s novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Buckley turned on the recording and ran it straight through for 8 hours to … Continue reading

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Radiohead Musician A Waugh Fan

In a recent Guardian interview, Radiohead lead guitarist Johnny Greenwood named Evelyn Waugh’s Sword of Honour as his favorite audiobook. He says he was introduced to Waugh’s work by reading Clive James, who he credits with helping him complete his … Continue reading

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All Evelyn Waugh fiction now available in audiobook format

All Evelyn Waugh’s works of fiction, both novels and short stories, are¬†now available in audiobook format from Audible.com. The Complete Short Stories includes Mr. Loveday’s Little Outing, Scott-King’s Modern Europe, Love Among the Ruins, Work Suspended, and Basil Seal Rides … Continue reading

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New Evelyn Waugh paperback, hardback, e-book, and audiobook editions published by Little, Brown & Hachette

On December 11, Little, Brown reissued the works of fiction of Evelyn Waugh in both paperback, hardback, and e-book formats (e-book link is to Amazon Kindle editions). Waugh‚Äôs books were last reissued by Little, Brown in 1999. Hachette Audio is … Continue reading

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