Category Archives: The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold

Update: Patrick Balfour Copies

Bonhams has posted additional information regarding the sale of Patrick Balfour’s inscribed copies of several books by Evelyn Waugh. See previous post.: • An author’s presentation copy of Waugh’s autobiography A Little Learning published in 1964. The book is accompanied … Continue reading

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Roundup: Football, Ocean Liners and Bankers

–In the sports weblog Onside View, a blogger compares Waugh’s opening chapters of his 1930 travel book Labels to the situation facing Arsenal FC’s new manager:  … Waugh travelled, and one of his earlier writings on such subject, Labels, saw … Continue reading

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William Boyd, Winston Churchill and Evelyn Waugh

Simon Kuper writing in the Financial Times reports an interview with novelist William Boyd. This is on the occasion of publication of Boyd’s latest novel Love is Blind: Boyd draws a “binary division” between two kinds of novelist: autobiographers, such … Continue reading

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Late July Roundup

–The Daily Telegraph has another story about the sale of Piers Court containing some new and corrected information: Piers Court at Stinchcombe occupies a remote corner of Gloucestershire. … It has views of the Welsh Hills and the Forest of … Continue reading

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Weekend Roundup: Brideshead Re-edited

Waugh’s novel Brideshead Revisited dominates this week’s roundup: –Scottish novelist and journalist Allan Massie has written an article in the Catholic Herald entitled “Chapter & Verse: Brideshead re-edited”. The article begins: Brideshead Revisited, published in 1945, was Evelyn Waugh’s first … Continue reading

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BBC Airs Muriel Spark Film

BBC2 last week broadcast a one hour documentary on the life and works of novelist Muriel Spark: The Many Primes of Muriel Spark. This was originally transmitted in January on BBC Scotland to mark Spark’s centenary. The program was presented … Continue reading

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Philip Roth (1933-2018)

The death was announced earlier this week of the American novelist Philip Roth. Like Tom Wolfe, who died the preceding week, much of his early work was written in the comic, satirical tradition of Evelyn Waugh. So far, however, no … Continue reading

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Piers Court for Sale

Waugh’s country house in Gloucestershire has been listed for sale according to Country Life magazine. The listing agent is Knight, Frank and the asking price is £3 million. The article by Penny Churchill explains that the current owners, who have lived … Continue reading

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“Mr Waugh’s Cities” Posted on Internet

A link to Prof Frank Kermode’s essay from Encounter magazine for November 1960 has been posted on the internet. This is entitled “Mr Waugh’s Cities” and is about Waugh’s views on religion as reflected in his fiction up to The … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh, Brexiteer?

In an article in the “pro-market” website Reaction, Alastair Benn considers why more artists do not support Britain’s exit from the EU. When he reviews where today’s writers come out on this subject, Evelyn Waugh’s name comes up: Although it might … Continue reading

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