Category Archives: Diaries

Five Books (more)

Reader Dave Lull has done some additional research in the archives of the Five Books interviews and came up with a July 2012 interview with Waugh biographer Selina Hastings. See previous post. She was asked about books relating to Waugh … Continue reading

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Boa Vista in the News

Boa Vista, a remote city in northern Brazil, received considerable attention in Evelyn Waugh’s 1934 travel book Ninety-Two Days, as it was the furthest point reached on his trip from neighboring British Guiana. The city is again receiving attention as a … Continue reading

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Roundup: Waugh in Publishing

Amazon is offering a new book by London-based playwright and singer-songwriter Roy Smiles. This is entitled Waugh in Winter and is the text of a play which is built around Waugh’s persona. According to the book description: Waugh in Winter … Continue reading

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Craig Brown’s 100 Favorites

The Daily Mail has published a list of humorist Craig Brown’s 100 favorite books. He explains that these are not necesarily his picks for “greatest” books but those he most enjoyed reading and would recommend to a friend. It is … Continue reading

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Yugoslavia and Ishmaelia

Dr Robert Hickson has posted another of his “essays” on Waugh’s life and works on the weblog catholicism.org. These should not be mistaken for religious dicussions but are rather compilations of writings from Waugh’s works or memoirs of his contemporaries … Continue reading

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Roundup: A Legacy, a Plaque, 2 Lists and a Mystery

British Heritage Travel Magazine has published a profile of Alexander Waugh entitled “A Legacy Revisited”. This is by Stephen G and is datelined 29 March 2018. It opens with a brief summary of the ongoing difficulties of securing and restoring … Continue reading

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Precocious Waughs Reviewed in Italian Press

Aridea Fezzi Price writing in Il Giornale, an Italian language newspaper published in Milan, reviews Precocious Waughs. This is one of the first volumes published in the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh project and the first of 12 to be included … Continue reading

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Waugh’s New Year in Dutch Journal

An Amsterdam newspaper has posted an article on an Evelyn Waugh New Year’s celebration. This is entitled “Brideshead is een diamant” (“Brideshead is a diamond”) by Willem Pekelder and is on the website of the newspaper Trouw. It was inspired … Continue reading

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Randolph Remembered

The Daily Beast has published a memoir of Randolph Churchill by Clive Irving. This is in response to Randolph’s relative neglect in the wake of all the attention accorded to his father following two recent successful film treatments and several … Continue reading

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Wavian Echoes from Abyssinian War

Milena Borden has sent the following article based on a recent event reported in Italy (see link) that recalls Waugh’s coverage of the Abyssinian War: Earlier this year, in Italy, the mayor and two town councillors of the town of … Continue reading

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