Category Archives: Alec Waugh

Martin D’Arcy and Alec Waugh Archives Described

There are recent postings relating to¬†the UK archives holding the papers of Fr Martin D’Arcy and Alec Waugh. Fr D’Arcy’s archives are discussed in an article on the Jesuits in Britain website: The collection contains letters from over 700 different … Continue reading

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Alec Waugh, War Poet

A weblog called “Behind Their Lines” which specializes in WWI poetry has posted a poem by Alec Waugh entitled “The Other Side”. He wrote the poem in March 1917, so this is now its centenary.¬† The poem was included in … Continue reading

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Wrong Waugh

The interactive internet site Ranker has started a new rating survey¬†in which Evelyn Waugh is included. A previous posting has him under consideration for the rating of Best Roman Catholic Author, in which he is currently listed as¬†#3. See previous¬†post … Continue reading

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Alec Waugh Features in New Book

Alec Waugh prominently appears in a¬†recently published book entitled Wild Bird:The True Jazz Age Tale of Ruth Wrightman Morris.¬†The subject of this book is the “Ruth,” whose name is otherwise undisclosed¬†and¬†who¬†populates¬†most of the final chapters of volume one ¬†of his … Continue reading

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Other Waughs

British mystery writer Christopher Fowler has posted a brief article on his internet site entitled “Waugh Stories” in which he considers the literary careers of Waughs other than Evelyn. He begins with Evelyn’s older brother Alec: …He‚Äôs been described as … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh, Secret Agent?

There have been two articles posted within the last month which suggest that Evelyn Waugh was, along with other writers of his generation, at some time during his career in the employ of the secret intelligence services. The first, written … Continue reading

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Estate of Peter Waugh to be Auctioned

An auction house in the West of England¬†has announced the sale of artworks from the estate of the late Peter Waugh (1938-2014). Peter was the third child of Alec Waugh with his second wife Joan Chirnside. Peter’s life was profiled … Continue reading

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Literary Family Rivalries

Booksellers Barnes & Noble have posted a¬†list of rivalries within literary families. The Waugh family makes the list: Evelyn, Auberon, and Alec WaughEvelyn Waugh is one of the most celebrated writers of all time, with books like Brideshead Revisited lodged … Continue reading

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Alec Waugh and the Cocktail Party

The website Vinepair, which is devoted to wine, beer and spirits, has posted an article by Emily Bell about how Alec Waugh invented¬†the cocktail party. As he explained in an article in Esquire, he set out to find something to … Continue reading

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Weekly Standard Reviews The Prose Factory

The US neoconservative journal The Weekly Standard in its latest issue has reviewed D J Taylor’s history of the English “man of letters” since World War I . See earlier posts. The book, entitled The Prose Factory, was published earlier … Continue reading

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