Category Archives: Interviews

Yugoslavia: Churchill Hoodwinked

Writer and TV producer Peter Batty was recently interviewed by the Slovenian weekly news magazine Democracija. The results are posted in English on their website. He is asked about his book Hoodwinking Churchill (2011) in which he explained how English … Continue reading

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Upcoming Waugh Events: Aberdeen and Leipzig

—Random House has announced a Waugh-related promotional event at the upcoming Leipzig Book Fair next month.  They will offer two readings by Jan Weiler of selections from his audiobook in German of the unexpurgated translation of Waugh’s novel Scoop.  This … Continue reading

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New Daisy Waugh Novel Includes a Brideshead Spin-off

Daisy Waugh’s latest novel entitled In the Crypt with a Candlestick will be published next month. The novel is described in an interview of the author by the Daily Mail as having a Brideshead Revisited “spin-off” theme in the plot: Waugh’s … Continue reading

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Roundup: Connolly’s Choristers

–The London Review of Books in its latest edition has as one of its articles a review of D J Taylor’s Lost Girls. See previous posts. This is by Ysenda Maxtone Graham. Here is an excerpt: There’s a hilarious sort … Continue reading

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BBC To Rebroadcast “Frankly Speaking” Interview

BBC Radio 4 has announced plans to rebroadcast the 1953 interview of Evelyn Waugh which is said to have contributed to his temporary madness as described in the novel The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold. Here’s the announcement: Brideshead Revisited author … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Birthday Roundup

Evelyn Waugh was born on this date in 1903. This is the 116th anniversary of that event. –The Oxford English Dictionary has declared today’s Word of the Day to be “Brideshead, adj.” While they do not mention the birthday anniversary … 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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News from Stinchcombe

Following his appearance earlier this month at the Chipping Campden Literature Festival, Duncan McLaren paid a visit to nearby Piers Court. This his first visit since the two he made in the mid 2000s when he was researching his book … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Visit to Vis

The Observer has published an interview of Croatian writer Srećko Horvat whose new book Poetry from the Future will be issued next week. The interviewer Andrew Anthony describes him as “one of the busiest leftwing political activists in Europe”, noting his … Continue reading

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Russell Baker 1925-2019

Russell Baker, one of America’s leading journalists in the last half of the 20th Century, has died at the age of 93. He was best known as a reporter and columnist for the New York Times. But he got his … Continue reading

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