Category Archives: Biographies

Profile in Hatred: Evelyn Waugh and Robert Byron

Biographer and literary critic Jeffrey Meyers has written a biographical profile of travel writer Robert Byron, with particular reference to the mutual hate – love – hate relationship between Byron and Evelyn Waugh. This appears in the online journal The … Continue reading

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The Waugh Before Christmas

Several publication and broadcast media have featured Waugh’s works in their holiday season offerings: –The BBC is going to rebroadcast a 2016 radio program that includes readings from Philip Eade’s biography: Evelyn Waugh: A Life Revisited. This will be transmitted … Continue reading

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A Biography and A Portrait

–Waugh scholar and EW Society member Ann Pasternak Slater has written a new book relating to a writer Waugh admired but knew only slightly. This is a biography of T S Eliot’s wife Vivien. The book is reviewed by Brian … Continue reading

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Italian Biographical Sketch of Waugh

The Italian online religious journal Radio Spada has published a feature-length illustrated article containing a thumbnail biography of Evelyn Waugh. This is by Luca Fumagalli who frequently writes on English literary subjects generally and Waugh specifically in that paper. The … Continue reading

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Roundup: From Goldfinger to What’s Become of Waring?

–The Guardian has announced the death earlier this month of actress Margaret Nolan (1943-2020). She had …a noticeable role in the Beatles film A Hard Day’s Night (as the girl accompanying Wilfrid Brambell in a casino), and the James Bond … Continue reading

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Roundup: Boyd, Banville and Paper Hats

–Novelist William Boyd is interviewed in The Times by Robbie Millen. This is on the occasion of the publication of Boyd’s new novel Trio  which is about the creation of a film in the late 1960s. After establishing Boyd’s somewhat … Continue reading

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–The Irish Times has a story about a visit to Birr Castle in Ireland. This is the home of the Earls of Rosse, and the present Lady Rosse conducts the IT ‘s reporter, Rosita Boland, through the house in a televised … Continue reading

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Campion in La Prensa

The Buenos Aires paper La Prensa has published a review of Waugh’s biography Edmund Campion. The review, which is unsigned, opens with this: Evelyn Waugh wrote this book between 1934 and 1935, in homage to the Jesuit College of Oxford … Continue reading

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Slightly Foxed Podcast Posted: “The Ordeal of Evelyn Waugh”

The podcast produced by Slightly Foxed magazine mentioned in a previous post has now been posted. Here’s the link. Alexander Waugh and Selina Hastings are the guest panelists. A summary and cites to mentions of several works by and about … Continue reading

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Peter Fleming’s War Career (More)

In the current New Criterion, D J Taylor reviews the recent biography of Peter Fleming, brother of Ian and friend of Evelyn Waugh. See previous post. Before addressing the contents of this biography, which covers his military career, Taylor discusses … Continue reading

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