Category Archives: London

Inez Holden Book Launch

The book launch for the reissue of two of Inez Holden’s short books about WWII (published together as Blitz Writing) is being held on Friday, 31 May, 1800-2000. This is at a bookshop in London called The Second Shelf, 14 … Continue reading

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Waugh Walk and Beaton Exhibit

The Bodleian Library in Oxford has announced a Psychogeographic Writing/Walking tour around Oxford. This will take place on Saturday, 1 June at 1000a-1300p starting from the Weston Library on Broad Street. Here’s the description: Join poet, writer and academic R.M.Francis … Continue reading

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Bellamy’s Boosted

Two London papers have this week profiled Bellamy’s restaurant on Bruton Place in Mayfair: Ben McCormack in the Daily Telegraph on Monday (15 April) begins by making a meal (if you will excuse the expression) of the two visits by … Continue reading

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Charles Ryder’s Van Gogh

Laura Freeman writing in The Times previews an upcoming exhibit at the Tate Britain. This is Van Gogh in Britain and relates to that artist’s residence in England between 1873-1876.  He was not yet an artist at that time (this had … Continue reading

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Upgrades at Two Waugh Venues

Two of Waugh’s longstanding London-based venues (the Hyde Park Hotel and The Tablet magazine) have announced important upgrades: –What Waugh knew as the Hyde Park Hotel in Knightsbridge has announced an extensive upgrade that will be fully opened next month. … Continue reading

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Lecture on Tom Burns at LSE

LSE has announced a lecture next Thursday (21 February) on the subject of Tom Burns’ WWII espionage career in Spain. His connection with Evelyn Waugh is mentioned in the announcement: In 1940, Tom Burns, a young British Catholic publisher and friend … Continue reading

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Wodehouse Exhibit Features Waugh Memorabilia

The following report was prepared by Waugh Society member Milena Borden: P G Wodehouse: The Man and His Work introduces the Wodehouse archive acquired by the British Library in 2016 on a loan from his step-grandson Sir Edward Cazalet. This … Continue reading

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More Letters

Bonhams the auction house has announced another batch of letters that will be of interest to Waugh enthusiasts. See yesterday’s post. These are letters written to Waugh by Ronald Knox in the period 1944-57.  They are not in the BL’s … Continue reading

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Paula Byrne to Lecture at the NPG

The Jane Austen’s House Museum has announced a lecture that may be of interest to our readers. This is the  T Edward Carpenter Memorial Lecture: “Jane Austen and the English Comic Tradition” by Dr Paula Byrne at the National Portrait … Continue reading

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Literary Reputations in the Brexit Era

The Spectator has a review by Rod Liddle of the play People Like Us at the Union Theater in South London. It is written by Julie Burchill and Jane Robins and relates to a North London book group that is … Continue reading

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