Category Archives: World War II

Advent Roundup

–The religious website Thinking Faith has posted an essay by Gerard Kilroy, who is, inter alia, co-editor of the recently published volume of Edmund Campion in the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh. In this essay, Kilroy explains in some detail the … Continue reading

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Roundup: Rereading Black Mischief

–A recent column of The Times “Rereading” series contains a brief essay on Waugh’s 1932 comic novel Black Mischief. The column, published in today’s edition, is by Will Lloyd. Here’s the opening: One afternoon in the absurdly early Thirties, Evelyn … Continue reading

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Roundup: Mostly Books

–In Saturday’s Daily Telegraph politician and journalist Charles Moore sees connections between Evelyn Waugh’s Sword of Honour trilogy and a new book by Daniel Finkelstein. Here are the opening paragraphs: I have just caught up with Daniel Finkelstein’s newish book … Continue reading

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Roundup: From Addis to Epstein

—The Reporter, an Ethiopian English-language journal, has identified the wholesale modernization of the country’s capital Addis Ababa as a matter of cultural concern.  Here are the opening paragraphs: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s enigmatic capital, is undergoing a makeover that’s as controversial … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh Studies 53.3 (Winter 2022)

A copy of the latest issue of the Society’s journal Evelyn Waugh Studies is posted for review. This is described by Jamie Collinson, the Society’s secretary as follows: This is an edition I’ve been keenly looking forward to, because the … Continue reading

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Sherborne School Posts Record of Waugh’s Wartime Residence

The Sherborne School and the Old Shirburnian Society have posted a detailed and annotated account of Waugh’s six month residence at the school while stationed there in the Army: 5 October 1942-12 April 1943. This was a little over a … Continue reading

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Tax-Day Roundup

—Country Life magazine has posted a 2-part essay on the history of Edwin Lutyens design and the building of Campion Hall at Oxford. Waugh was involved in the process. Here’s an excerpt from part 1: …Waugh celebrated the Hospitality of … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Roundup

–Iona McLaren writng in the Daily Telegraph considers the problem posed by readers who want to be warned against reading something that might upset them–in this case about books in which animals die. The article opens with this: The US … Continue reading

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BBC Radio Adaptation of Put Out More Flags

BBC Radio 4 Extra will broadcast a 3 hour radio adaptation of Put Out More Flags in early December. This will be aired on three successive days starting Monday, 5 December at 0500 and repeated at 1000 and 1500, with … Continue reading

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Roundup: Oxford, Metro-Land and Commandos

—The Times has a review of the recent book about Waugh and the Oxford-based Hypocrites Club, entitled Hellfire. See previous posts. This is reviewed by Daisy Dunn who opens with a well written summary of some of the book’s high … Continue reading

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