Category Archives: Auberon Waugh

Score Settling Time

In the 12 July 2018 issue of the New York Review of Books, Max Hastings, former editor of the Daily Telegraph, reviews Hilary Spurling’s biography of Anthony Powell. This is not scheduled to be published in the USA until the … Continue reading

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Bastille Day Roundup

With the French celebrating their National Day and their World Cup victory this past weekend, our latest roundup is dedicated to them. Appropriately enough, our first entry relates to France. –In the weblog Literary Hub, Emily Temple admits that most writers … Continue reading

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Amazon to Screen Thorpe Scandal Series in USA

Amazon.com will screen the BBC TV series A Very English Scandal in the USA on its Amazon Prime streaming service later this month. In fact, it appears that episode 1 may be already be available to view as a bonus feature in … Continue reading

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“Waugh, Auberon, Dog Lovers Party…”

In the final episode last night on BBC1 of A Very English Scandal, Auberon Waugh does make a very brief appearance, as promised by the excellent background article in Radio Times. This occurs in a re-enactment of the announcement of … Continue reading

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Update: Thorpe Scandal Discussed in The Oldie

Milena Borden files this report from London relating to an article by Alexander Waugh in the latest issue of The Oldie: “Rinka’s Revenge: When Auberon Waugh fought Jeremy Thorpe in the 1979 election, he honoured a family love of dogs, says his … Continue reading

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Special Thorpe Trial Bonus Tonite on BBC4

Following tonight’s broadcast on BBC1 of the final episode of the docudrama relating to the Jeremy Thorpe scandal (A Very English Scandal), BBC4 will broadcast a previously suppressed Panorama episode relating to the trial. According to the BBC’s website: In … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Venues: Chagford and Beckley

Two of Waugh’s favorite writing venues have recently been in the news. An article on the Easton Court Hotel in Chagford, South Devon, was recently posted on the website jot101.com. This begins with a description of  the facilities in wartime … Continue reading

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Updates: Brideshead Tonite

The Daily Telegraph offers this rather downbeat description in its TV schedules of the 2008 Brideshead Revisited film adaptation: In the light of the 1981 TV version of Evelyn Waugh’s novel, you do have to admire the chutzpah of anyone else giving … Continue reading

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Craig Brown’s 100 Favorites

The Daily Mail has published a list of humorist Craig Brown’s 100 favorite books. He explains that these are not necesarily his picks for “greatest” books but those he most enjoyed reading and would recommend to a friend. It is … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh on BBC’s “Evil Genius” Podcast

BBC has posted the episode of comedian Russell Kane’s “Evil Genius” podcast series that features a consideration of Evelyn Waugh. The idea is to have a panel decide whether each episode’s subject was more evil or more genius. Previous episodes … Continue reading

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