Category Archives: Events

Columbus Day Roundup

—The Independent newspaper collected from its readers book titles that played on the titles of older books. These were published in a recent article by John Rentoul. One of Waugh’s was selected: 8. The Decline and Fall of the British Empire, … Continue reading

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Oxford Campion Event (More)

The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh has issued an invitation to  recently announced book launch at Campion Hall in Oxford. See earlier post dated 26 July. This clarifies that the book to be launched is the OUP Complete Works edition … Continue reading

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Upcoming Waugh Events

–This Thursday, 29 July will effectively be “Waugh Night” on BBC Four. This will start with the 2008 Ecosse/Miramax film adaptation of Brideshead Revisited. BBC was one of several co-producers of the film and has redeployed it several times. Oddly, … Continue reading

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D-Day Roundup

–On yesterday’s 77th anniversary of the D-Day landings, The Herald (Scotland) posted a story by Ron McKay recounting how various people were occupied on the actual day of the event. Among those there were two writers: … JD Salinger, who … Continue reading

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Roundup

–The exhibition of Cecil Beaton’s works relating to the Bright Young People of the 1920s has reopened in Sheffield. This was originally scheduled for exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London last spring but was forced to close after … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh World Cup Competition

Many of you may have followed the recent competition organized by novelist, literary critic and Waugh fan Philip Hensher. This was conducted on Twitter which is linked on the right side of the Society’s home screen. In case you missed … Continue reading

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Waugh Biographer Takes Up Another Author

Paula Byrne who wrote the “partial biography”, as she described it, entitled Mad World: Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead (2009) has now written a full-on biography of another satirical English novelist. This is entitled The Adventures of Miss … Continue reading

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Chips Channon Diaries Booklaunch

The Heywood Hill Bookshop in Mayfair London has organized a webinar in connection with the upcoming publication of the unexpurgated diaries of politician and gossip “Chips” Channon. Here are the details from The Oldie magazine: Henry ‘Chips’ Channon: The Diaries … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Christmas 1945

Here is Waugh’s diary entry for his Christmas 75 years ago–Wednesday 26 December 1945: Maria Teresa and Bron have arrived, he ingratiating, she covered with little meddals and badges, neurotically voluble with the vocabulary of the lower-middle class–‘serviette’, ‘spare room’.  … Continue reading

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Virtual Book Launch for Helena

The Oxford University Press and Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh project have announced a virtual book launch for the publication of Helena. The book (volume 11 of the Complete Works) will be published next month in the UK, with North … Continue reading

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