Category Archives: Mr. Loveday’s Little Outing

Crut(t)well Redux

Duncan McLaren continues his project of including on his website essays about Waugh’s close associates. In this latest entry he traces Waugh’s relationship with his history tutor and Dean of his college C R M F Cruttwell. The first half … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Dystopia

In the recent wave of interest in dystopian novels following the USA’s change of government, most attention has been focused on 1984, The Handmaid’s Tale (which has been made into a successful TV serial) and Brave New World. Evelyn Waugh’s … Continue reading

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Waugh in the Weeklies

The New Statesman’s latest pop culture podcast, entitled¬†SRSLY but pronounced “seriously”, includes a discussion of the BBC’s adaptation of Decline and Fall. This is SRSLY podcast #88 with commentators Caroline Crampton and Anna Leszkiewicz. The discussion of Decline and Fall … Continue reading

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Present-Day BYP Reviews Waugh Books

A blogger going by the “nom du net” of The Posh Gurl¬† (real name H.R. Hardy) spent the past month reading and reviewing books by Waughs. She began with Auberon Waugh’s The Foxglove Saga¬†(1960) which she found a great study … Continue reading

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Waugh Stories Earn 2015 “Hoggie”

The weblog¬†Hogglestock has announced the winners of its¬†2015 book¬†awards, popularly known as “Hoggies.” The award¬†is the creation of Thomas Otto, who tweets under the name @TJHogglestock. The name is taken from a Trollope novel. The awards ceremony (allegedly in the … Continue reading

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Waugh Story Included in Penguin Collection

Waugh’s short story “Cruise” has been selected for inclusion in volume 2 of the Penguin Book of the British Short Story: From P.G. Wodehouse¬†to Zadie Smith. The story first appeared in Harper’s Bazaar (London, February 1933) and was first collected … Continue reading

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Waugh Story on BBC Radio

BBC Radio 4 Extra will broadcast an adaptation¬†of Waugh’s short story “Mr. Loveday’s Little Outing.” This will be a 45-minute performance transmitted¬†tomorrow (Wednesday, 11 November) at 11:15 and 21:15 British time. It will be available¬†on the internet shortly after the … Continue reading

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Naming Characters: Waugh and Fleming

In an article in yesterday’s¬†Daily Telegraph, Christopher Howse compares the practice of Ian Fleming and Evelyn Waugh to use the names of real persons as characters in their works: “There’s nowt so queer as names.” In Fleming’s James Bond novels,¬†Howse¬†cites … Continue reading

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