Category Archives: Waugh Family

Roundup: Spike Milligan, Tom Stoppard and More

–Duncan McLaren has had the idea to compare the WWII novels of two British comedians who wrote about it, based on their experiences: Evelyn Waugh and Spike Milligan. Here’s the introduction: If Evelyn Waugh wrote a series of the most … Continue reading

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Summer Bank Holiday Roundup

–D J Taylor in the latest issue of Literary Review has written a review of the new biography by Patrick Donovan. This is entitled Arnold Bennett: Last Icon. It was mentioned in a previous post.  Here’s an excerpt from the … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Roundup

–The New Yorker offers a special Father’s Day treat by reposting several articles from its archives on the subject of fathers. One of these is the 2007 review by Joan Acocella of  the book Fathers and Sons by Alexander Waugh. … Continue reading

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A Musical Waugh

BBC Four is rebroadcasting a 2006 production entitled The Piano: A Passion. This is presented by Alexander Waugh. Here’s the description: Alexander Waugh has been passionate about pianos ever since he was a small boy. Fuelled by an insatiable curiosity … Continue reading

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Septimus Waugh: Reminiscence

The Tablet’s latest issue has a reminiscence of the late Septimus Waugh. This appears in the “Word from the Cloister” column and is based on an interview of Jimmy Burns, journalist and member of The Tablet’s board. He was a … Continue reading

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Waugh on the Internet

–A discussion of Brideshead Revisited is scheduled for later today (13 November, 10am CST) on  Here’s a link. —YouTube has posted a discussion of Evelyn Waugh’s work by two Dominican friars. This is episode 119 in a series called … Continue reading

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Michael Septimus Waugh: Eulogy

Alexander Waugh has kindly provided a copy of his eulogy delivered at yesterday’s requiem mass for his uncle, Septimus Waugh in Tiverton, Devon. This is posted in lieu of an obituary: Septimus (known to many as ‘Seppo’) spent his last … Continue reading

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Michael Septimus Waugh (1950-2021) R.I.P.

We have just learned of the recent death of Septimus Waugh, Evelyn Waugh’s youngest son. Alexander Waugh writes that he was “struck ill with a virulent bone cancer in March.” A requiem mass at which Alexander will deliver the eulogy … Continue reading

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Hallowe’en Roundup

–Giles Coren writing in The Times surveys the plight of the male novelist in today’s literary market. After describing the difficulties of getting published in a world where publishers and readers are mostly women as well as the lack of … Continue reading

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Granada TV Adaptation Celebrated in the Spectator

The Spectator has published an article marking the 40th anniversary of the 1981 Granada TV adaptation of Brideshead Revisited. This is by literary critic Mark McGinness. It opens with a description of the state of mind of potential UK viewers … Continue reading

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