Category Archives: Scoop

Armistice Day Roundup

— Fr John Hunwicke posting on his website addresses literary works related to the commemoration of Armistice Day (Remembrance Sunday in the UK): As far as WW2 is concerned, I often think about the contrast between two great fictional literary … Continue reading

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Early November Roundup

–The Daily Mail reprints extracts from the gossipy personal diaries of journalist and biographer Kenneth Rose. These are from the second volume entitled Who Wins, Who Loses? covering the period 1979-2014: March 29, 1982. Geoffrey Warnock [Oxford vice-chancellor] tells me … Continue reading

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Columbus Day Roundup

–The Financial Times recently conducted an extensive interview of the new editor of the Daily Mail, Geordie Greig. Here’s the opening: There is one thing that a journalist can count on, said a character in Evelyn Waugh’s 1938 novel Scoop: … Continue reading

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Mid-September Roundup: Applause and Design

—The Times newspaper carries an excerpt from David Cameron’s new memoirs For the Record in which he recalls his education. After prep school and Eton, he discusses Oxford and concludes with this about his membership in the Bullingdon Club: I … Continue reading

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Labor Day Roundup: Waugh by Design

–Bristol-based interior decorators Jane Clayton & Co have announced a new line of household fabrics called Marchmain. As described on their website: The decadence of a bygone era is evoked in this collection of richly coloured velvet and chenille woven … Continue reading

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“Lost” Rex Whistler Painting to Be Exhibited

A recent issue of The Oldie has an article about a painting by Rex Whistler which had been thought to be lost or stranded and unappreciated in an unknown private collection. The article is by Mirabel Cecil, co-author with her … Continue reading

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Roundup: Witchcraft and Victory

–The Daily Telegraph reviews a new history of witchcraft since 1800 entitled Cursed Britain by Thomas Waters. The review is by Robert Leigh-Pemberton and opens with this: The “Swahili witch doctor”, installed in rooms “off the Edgware Road” by the … Continue reading

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End-of-the-Month Roundup

–Today’s New York Times has an article about people who choose to have portraits of their houses painted rather than photographed: While landscape portraiture became a common endeavor for artists centuries ago, homes were rarely the principal subjects of the … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice Roundup

–A new biography has been written of Lord Beaverbrook, primary model for Lord Copper in Waugh’s novel Scoop. This is reviewed by Richard Davenport-Hines in the current TLS. The review opens with this: There have been previous biographies of the … Continue reading

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Abyssinian Roundup

–A new study of the Italo-Ethiopian War examines charges that the Italian side systematically bombed hospitals. This is “Between Sovereignty and Race: The Bombardment of Hospitals in the Italo-Ethiopian War and the Colonial Imprint of International Law” appearing in the … Continue reading

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