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Waugh’s Claret Phobia

London wine merchants Berry Bros & Rudd have posted on their internet site an article by Auberon Waugh about his father’s knowledge of wine. This originally appeared in their house journal Number Three St James’s Street for Spring 1986. They claim Evelyn … Continue reading

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Pinfold and the Paranormal

A  blogger posting as Truthspoon.com has made a detailed analysis of Evelyn Waugh’s novel The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold and compared the hallucinations described there with those reported by victims of alleged invasive electronic surveillance. According to the blogpost, Waugh’s novel: …gives a … Continue reading

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Lisa Hilton Video re Brideshead

Novelist and biographer Lisa Hilton has posted a one-minute video in the Why I Love This Book series explaining why Waugh’s 1945 novel Brideshead Revisited is her favorite novel. She is most impressed by the quality of the writing which managed, … Continue reading

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Saga Louts and BYPs

This week’s Spectator reports on the growing problem arising from the increase in the population of “Saga louts.” These are people in their 50-60s who have refused to grow up. They can frequently be observed misbehaving in pubs from which … Continue reading

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Waugh, Satire and Conservatism

The neoconservative news website Washington Free Beacon considers the source of satire in its review of Christopher Buckley’s latest novel The Relic Master: There’s a line about satire you sometimes hear—a line how all truly great satire, the hilariously brutal stuff, … Continue reading

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New Waugh Sources Posted on Roman Catholic Blog

Writer and economist Michael Greaney has posted an essay on Catholic365, a website for articles of interest to Roman Catholic readers, that claims a new source for some of Evelyn Waugh’s works. This source is said to be in  the writings of Robert … Continue reading

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In the Tradition of Waugh

Lawrence Osborne (b. 1958) is a British novelist and travel writer who is frequently compared to Waugh by his reviewers. The latest example is a review in the Irish Examiner of Osborne’s third novel, The Ballad of a Small Player, on the … Continue reading

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Spectator Competition

The Spectator‘s correspondent Lucy Vickery has set a competition for writing a short message in the style of one of four writers suggested by Michael Gove, Secretary of State, formerly for Education and now for Justice, as models for civil servants. … Continue reading

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New book of essays on Evelyn Waugh

A new book of essays on Evelyn Waugh edited by three members of the Evelyn Waugh Society has been published by Rowman & Littlefield. From the publisher's website: A Handful of Mischief: New Essays on Evelyn Waugh is a collection … Continue reading

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