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The estate of Aston Clinton, associated with Evelyn Waugh in the 1920s, is profiled on the website of House and Heritage.org, maintained by David Poole. The estate became well-known thanks to its ownership by a member of the Rothschild family … Continue reading
An essay on The American Conservative’s website, entitled “Why George Will is Wrong about Smokers”, opens with this: Smokers, George Will says, lack “common sense.” In a late December opinion column in the Washington Post, Will declared, “Filling one’s lungs … Continue reading
One of Waugh’s ear trumpets sold at auction earlier this week. The hammer price was £2,200. Thanks to Rich Oram, who is suffering non-bidder’s regret, for passing this along.
Fashion designer Karen Walker has released a new line of sunglasses called Transformers. To promote the product, she has herself appeared as a model in 7 different personas, “all of which have distinct aesthetics that correspond with the varying styles … Continue reading
Another story has appeared in connection with the closure of the shoemakers Ducker and Sons in The Turl, Oxford. See earlier post. This will occur later this month according to the story in The Oxford Times. The store’s ledgers are to … Continue reading
Today’s Times newspaper has published an article by David Brown providing some additional information about Waugh’s ear trumpet which is to be auctioned in a few weeks’ time. See earlier post: Although Waugh wielded the trumpet with relish he had … Continue reading
One of Waugh’s ear trumpets will be auctioned on March 30 along with several books and letters from a collection which is being sold off. The auctioneer is Forum Auctions, but the catalogue is not yet available online. According to … Continue reading
Waugh figures in an article in the newspaper Catholic World Report written by a Roman Catholic Rhodes Scholar about her recent experiences as a student in Oxford. She mentions numerous Roman Catholic churches still active in Oxford outside the university … Continue reading
A t-shirt with a photograph of Evelyn Waugh is for sale on the internet. The photo is a 1940 portrait by Carl van Vechten in which Waugh is wearing a heavy tweed overcoat and looks as if he just had … Continue reading