Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Waugh and Ian Fleming

In an article published in the Guardian, Nicholas Lezard reviews the recent collection of Ian Fleming’s letters entitled The Man with the Golden Typewriter. This is edited by Fergus Fleming, author of several books and Fleming’s ¬†nephew (son of his … Continue reading

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Performance Poem Inspired by Waugh Novel

Performance poet Luke Wright recently appeared at Selby Town Hall where he read his poem What I Learned from Johnny Bevan. As reported in the York Press, this was¬†a one- hour performance of the poem which tells¬† a politically charged … Continue reading

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Brideshead Recommended as Cure for Alcoholics

Daily Mail books columnist Daisy Goodwin has written an article recommending books to help cure or prevent alcoholism. Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited is recommended for its warning about¬†the evil effects of the disease on those other than the drinker:¬† …for a … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh, Wine Writer

A wine blog called wineanorak¬†has posted a profile of the wine writings of novelist Jay McInerney, best known as the author of Bright Lights, Big City¬†(1984).¬†Among those who McInerney identifies as having influenced his wine writing are Norman Mailer, Ernest … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Travel Diary

A book has been published that is made up of travel entries by various writers in diaries, journals and letters. These are arranged by the day and month on which they are written so that the reader may select¬†a travel … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Tailors

The Daily Telegraph has published a story about the long-established tailoring firm of Anderson and Sheppard. Prince Charles has been a customer since 1983, but the firm, best known for outerwear and suiting, has many other well-known clients: The shop … Continue reading

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The Pram in the Hall

Tomorrow (Friday) night’s episode of the BBC2’s cultural series Artsnight will investigate the conclusion of Waugh’s friend Cyril Connolly: “There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall.” ¬†This is from his 1938¬†book (probably … Continue reading

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More Praise for New Waugh Study

The reviewer for the Daily Telegraph (Miranda Seymour) has joined¬†those for the Daily Mail and Independent in praising Duncan McLaren’s new biographical approach to Evelyn Waugh’s early life. See earlier post. According to Seymour: McLaren …¬†offers us two scoops. Exposing … Continue reading

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Guide to Waugh Locals

GQ Magazine has published an article by Duncan McLaren identifying several of Evelyn Waugh’s drinking venues which are still functioning. In some cases, he also¬†found accommodations in these establishments while writing the works mentioned in McLaren’s article. The article is … Continue reading

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Waugh Surfaces in Bosnia

Mark Lawson in this week’s New Statesman reviews a novel by Jesse Armstrong which is said to have¬†a distinct Wavian influence: Love, Sex and Other Foreign Policy Goals. ¬†(The choice of title would not appear to have been influenced by … Continue reading

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