Category Archives: Men at Arms

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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Message to Milligan

The following quote said to be taken from a volume of Letters of Note appeared recently in a Twitter post retweeted from 2015: The comic Spike Milligan had great admiration for Evelyn Waugh. Whether this was reciprocated in any way must … 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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Histories: A Movement and a Prize

This week’s issue of the National Review contains a brief article assessing the status of William F Buckley’s conservative movement 10 years after his death. This is by Charles Correll III and begins by defining the questions faced today by … Continue reading

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Roundup: From Seven Deadly Sins to Four Brandy Alexanders

–The Spanish newspaper El Mundo has a story about the career of novelist Ian Fleming, best known for his James Bond novels and films. This begins with a discussion of Fleming’s less well-known role as International Editor of The Sunday … Continue reading

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Céline, Muriel Spark and Lloyd Cole

Frederic Raphael is still best known for the TV adaptation of his own 1976 novel The Glittering Prizes, which is often compared with Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited. Indeed, it is not too much to say that the popular and critical success … Continue reading

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Waugh Novel Among Abebooks’ 2017 Top Sellers

Abebooks has announced its highest priced books for 2017. A set of Waugh’s war trilogy came in at #16 and sold for $12,500. Here is the seller’s description: First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed Sword of Honour … Continue reading

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Joan Didion Reviews Sword of Honour

In an article posted on the website Acculturated, Nic Rowan discusses novelist and essayist Joan Didion’s early career of reviewing books for the National Review in the 1960s. Rowan claims that her later career cannot be fully understood without considering … Continue reading

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Waugh and the RAF

Foreign Policy magazine is publishing excerpts from a new book by Thomas Ricks entitled Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom. The latest installment discusses the RAF pilots who prevented a German invasion in the Battle of Britain and who were predominantly … Continue reading

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Death Comes for the Comic Novelist

The interactive website Ranker has set up a listing that describes 13 celebrities who died on the toilet. This seemingly tasteless and pointless compilation by Carly Silver is part of Ranker’s subject category entitled “Celebrity Deaths.” Most of the deaths listed are of historical figures, … Continue reading

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