Category Archives: Scott-King’s Modern Europe

Weekend Roundup–Friends at a Distance: Mitford/Waugh Letters

An article on the books blog The Captive Reader is effectively a new review of The Letters of Nancy Mitford & Evelyn Waugh first published in 1996. This is written by “Claire of Vancouver” and opens with this: Mitford and … Continue reading

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Bridey and the Chapel

A posting on the Roman Catholic religious weblog Aleteia takes as its theme the passage containing the discussion between Charles Ryder and Lord Brideshead (“Bridey”) in Brideshead Revisited about the artistic value of the decorations in the family’s chapel. This is … Continue reading

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Retour à l’europe moderne

Waugh’s French publisher Robert Laffont has issued a new printing of the French translation of Brideshead Revisited (Retour à Brideshead). This is a paperback as was the previous version but has a new cover with new dimensions and pagination in … Continue reading

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Article on Waugh and Refugees

The current issue of the Brno Studies in English carries an article by Prof Carlos Villar Flor   entitled “Displacement and Exile in Evelyn Waugh’s Post-War Fiction”.  The article is based on a paper Prof Villar Flor presented at the 2015 … Continue reading

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Rex Mottram and Scott-King Reconsidered

In blogpost on the religious website Patheos, Tod Worner undertakes a review of the career of Rex Mottram and offers the results of his project in this conclusion: As I revisited Brideshead Revisited and the story of Rex Mottram, I … Continue reading

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Orwell Society Visits Waugh Site

A member of the Orwell Society has posted a report of a visit made by a group of its members to North London sites associated with George Orwell. The visit started in Hampstead with a stop at the site of … Continue reading

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Waugh Presentation Copies of More than Usual Interest

York Modern Books has published a list of new arrivals which includes two presentation copies of Waugh’s books of more than routine interest. The first is a copy of Scott-King’s Modern Europe which may have been presented to Waugh’s sometimes … Continue reading

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Waugh Presentation Copies for Sale by Peter Harrington

Several of the presentation copies Evelyn Waugh sent to Anthony Powell are now on sale by Peter Harrington Books. These were auctioned last year at Bonham’s. See earlier post. The most interesting are the two copies of Scott-King’s Modern Europe … Continue reading

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Waugh Presentation Copies for Sale

Jonkers Rare Books in Henley-on-Thames is offering seven of the presentation copies of Waugh’s books that were auctioned by Bonhams last year. See earlier post.  These are from the collection of Waugh’s friend and fellow novelist Anthony Powell. They are … Continue reading

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Hooper, Rex Mottram and Modern Education

 Author and journalist Joseph Pearce has published an essay about the shortcomings of modern education on The Imaginative Conservative weblog. This is a follow up to an earlier posting on G.K. Chesterton’s views relating to the same subject in which the importance of … Continue reading

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