Category Archives: Alec Waugh

The Long Weekend (More)

D.J. Taylor has reviewed Adrian Tinniswood’s book The Long Weekend in the Wall Street Journal. This is a social history of Britain between the wars. Both Alec and Evelyn Waugh merit attention in Taylor’s article, which is entitled “Do not … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Country House: Through the Vita-glass Brightly

A new book out this week is described as a social history of¬†the interwar period. This is called The Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House, 1918-1939 by Adrian Tinniswood and is reviewed in the current issue of The … Continue reading

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Waughs in Magazines

Two recent magazine articles are devoted to Waughs. The current issue of the¬†Tablet contains an article entitled “Scoop revisited.” This is¬†by critic and novelist D.J. Taylor and relates to¬†the 1960 BBC Face-to-Face TV interview that was recently rebroadcast on the … Continue reading

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George Osborne and the Brothers Waugh

In his latest column for the Independent¬†newspaper (soon to be digital-only), D.J. Taylor expresses sympathy for Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne. This is on the occasion of the announcement last week that Osborne’s brother Adam had been stricken from … Continue reading

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Alec Waugh, Man of Letters

In a previous post, it was mentioned that a new book¬†by¬†D.J. Taylor somewhat enigmatically¬†displayed¬†Alec Waugh’s name on its cover. This is in Taylor’s¬†study of English men of letters entitled The Prose Factory: Literary Life in England since 1918¬†. Subsequent reviews … Continue reading

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English Men of Letters

Critic and novelist D.J. Taylor’s new study The Prose Factory: Literary Life in England since 1918¬†is being reviewed in advance of its January 7th U.K. publication date. The book¬†is primarily devoted to those who made their livings as men (or … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Neoligisms

Novelist and critic D.J. Taylor¬†contributed a column on neologisms to the Independent newspaper earlier this month. This was inspired by the release of the Collins dictionary’s latest list of the top new words for this year. ¬†These included “Corbynomics”, “dadbod” … Continue reading

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Three Waughs Mentioned in Independent Article

In last week’s Independent on Sunday, columnist and novelist D J Taylor mentioned three Waughs in his column. He was discussing the hardships worked on the children of successful parents as they sought to find their own careers. After discussing … Continue reading

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All Evelyn Waugh fiction now available in audiobook format

All Evelyn Waugh’s works of fiction, both novels and short stories, are¬†now available in audiobook format from Audible.com. The Complete Short Stories includes Mr. Loveday’s Little Outing, Scott-King’s Modern Europe, Love Among the Ruins, Work Suspended, and Basil Seal Rides … Continue reading

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Guardian interview with Alec Waugh’s son Peter

The Guardian interview (Nov. 25, 2011) with Alec Waugh's son, Peter, paints a less than flattering picture of Evelyn Waugh as an uncle: When he was nine, Peter was introduced to Evelyn. It is a vivid memory. His uncle sat … Continue reading

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