Category Archives: London

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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Wodehouse Exhibit at British Library

The British Library will host an exhibit entitled P G Wodehouse: The Man and His Work. This will open on 27 November 2018. According to a related posting on the website Plumtopia, the exhibit will include materials from the Wodehouse … Continue reading

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Faringdon Auction Includes Waugh Portrait (Update)

In an earlier post, we described a portrait of Evelyn Waugh as a child that was the subject of an auction sale. This included several items from the Faringdon Estate, former home of Lord Berners and his heir Robert Heber-Percy. … Continue reading

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Roundup: Eating with Waugh

The Daily Telegraph has a profile of the London fish restaurant Wilton’s on Jermyn Street in St James’s. It is to fish what Rules is to meat, and Waugh is associated with both of them. According to the Telegraph: The … Continue reading

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Homeless in Mayfair

The religious website Aleteia reports the decision to erect a statue of a “Homeless Jesus” at a Roman Catholic church in Mayfair, London: The sculpture titled “Homeless Jesus” can be seen in several locations around the world, but none as … Continue reading

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Brexit, Flags and Travesties

Patrick Kidd in today’s issue of  The Times devotes his “Political Sketch” column to the Commonwealth Conference convened this week in London. He opens and closes with references to an Evelyn Waugh novel: Put out more flags. Evelyn Waugh took … Continue reading

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Happy Warriors to Broadcast

A London theater website (mytheatremates.com) has announced that a performance of Happy Warriors, the play about Evelyn Waugh and Randolph Churchill in WWII Yugoslavia, will be recorded for broadcast. In connection with this, tickets for the performance on Friday, 13 … Continue reading

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“Happy Warriors” Reviewed

The play now running at the Upstairs at the Gatehouse Theatre in Highgate involving Evelyn Waugh and Randolph Churchill in WWII Yugoslavia has been reviewed in London Theatre 1. The review is by Loretta Monaco and is, on the whole, … Continue reading

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