Tag Archives: Australian Financial Review

Roundup: A Major Auction and News from the Antipodes

–Auction house Bonham’s has scheduled the sale of several of Waugh’s books. These were presentation copies to F B Walker who worked at Chapman & Hall in the period of their publication. Bonham’s describes the importance of Walker to Waugh … Continue reading

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Roundup: Football, Ocean Liners and Bankers

–In the sports weblog Onside View, a blogger compares Waugh’s opening chapters of his 1930 travel book Labels to the situation facing Arsenal FC’s new manager:  … Waugh travelled, and one of his earlier writings on such subject, Labels, saw … Continue reading

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A. A. Gill (1954-2016), R.I.P.

The journalist and humorist A A Gill has died at the age of 62, the same relatively young age at which Evelyn Waugh died. He spent most of his career writing for the Sunday Times but also wrote a memoir … Continue reading

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Robert Byron, Dangerous Lunatic

The latest edition of the Australian Financial Review contains a story by Nick Hordern about Robert Byron, an outstanding British travel writer of the 1930s. The focus of the article is Byron’s book The Road to Oxiana which several critics have acclaimed … Continue reading

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