Category Archives: Unconditional Surrender/The End of the Battle

Waugh’s Scarf

The Croatian newspaper Jutarnji Vijesti (Morning News)¬†published in Zagreb has a longish article¬†about Waugh’s career in Yugoslavia in WWII and his connections¬†with that country afterwards. The story opens with a description of a silk scarf on display in Rijeka. This … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh and “The Waste Land”

The Guardian has named T S Eliot’s “The Waste Land” as its latest selection in its 100 best¬†non-fiction books. See earlier post. Once again Evelyn Waugh is mentioned in connection with the selection: The Great War was a mass slaughter. … Continue reading

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Waugh Biography Reviewed in the US Press

Reviews have appeared in two US newspapers of the new biography of Evelyn Waugh by Philip Eade,¬†published earlier this month in the US. In the Wall Street Journal, the book is reviewed by British novelist and journalist Allan Massie. (If … Continue reading

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Sotheby’s Results Reported

The results of Sotheby’s 12 July London auction of several Waugh items is reported on their internet site. This consists of lots 195-205 in the linked catalogue. It includes several lots of multiple copies. All sold at or in excess … Continue reading

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Waugh Mark-up of Unconditional Surrender for Sale

Sotheby’s has announced the auction of Waugh’s¬†marked-up copy of the uncorrected proof of his last novel, Unconditional Surrender. This is the third volume¬†of his War Trilogy which was subsequently published as Sword of Honour¬†with further edits. This mark-up is to … Continue reading

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Another Memorial Essay: Who’s A Naughty Boy, Then?

The neoconservative internet newspaper The Washington Free Beacon has posted an essay by journalist Matthew Walther on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Waugh’s death. This is entitled “Naughty Boy,” somewhat reminiscent of Ludovic’s conversations with his new puppy … Continue reading

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Waugh on Queueing

In today’s Canberra Times there is an article about the prospect faced by¬†Canberrans of the need to queue for tickets to popular events such as hockey matches. This is apparently an unusual feature of life in Canberra, a city that¬†is … Continue reading

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Waugh and Arboretums

Today’s Financial Times has a feature length article¬†about John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843), the inventor of the arboretum. The first of this new type of garden was planted in Derby in 1840 and inspired similar designs in the U.S. at New … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Cities

Evelyn Waugh’s descriptions of two cities he had visited have been quoted in recent profiles. The first is Bari in Italy which was the staging point in WWII for missions to Yugoslavia such as that to which Waugh was assigned … Continue reading

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Heywood Hill Bookstore Still Thriving

The Mayfair bookstore where Waugh was a customer and his friend Nancy Mitford was a¬†manager is profiled in this week’s New York Times “T” magazine¬†(“Shelf Life” p. 196). This is the Heywood Hill book store, in an article by Sarah … Continue reading

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