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300th Anniversary of English Novel to be Marked

This year is the 300th anniversary of the English novel–at least if one will accept Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe to be the first example, as seems to generally be the case. It was published on 25 April 1719. Other contenders … Continue reading

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Wodehouse Exhibit Features Waugh Memorabilia

The following report was prepared by Waugh Society member Milena Borden: P G Wodehouse: The Man and His Work introduces the Wodehouse archive acquired by the British Library in 2016 on a loan from his step-grandson Sir Edward Cazalet. This … Continue reading

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Wodehouse Exhibit at British Library

The British Library will host an exhibit entitled P G Wodehouse: The Man and His Work. This will open on 27 November 2018. According to a related posting on the website Plumtopia, the exhibit will include materials from the Wodehouse … Continue reading

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Wodehouse Redeemed

Today’s Observer has a story by Robert McCrum attributing to an acquisition of the British Library the final act by the British Government in its redemption of the reputation of P G Wodehouse: …The Observer can now reveal that [Wodehouse’s] lifetime of literary … Continue reading

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BL to Publish Collection of Travel Writing

British Library Publishing will issue a collection of travel writing early next year. This will be entitled The Writer Abroad: Literary Travellers from Anne Radcliffe to Evelyn Waugh. The book will be edited by Lucinda Hawksley, biographer, historian and promoter … Continue reading

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British Library Posts Article on BYPs

The British Library has posted an article on its website about the Bright Young People of the interwar years. This is by Dr Milena Borden and is entitled: “Bright Young Things: behind the party mask.” Dr Borden concentrates on how the … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh manuscripts at the British Library

A short article at the British Library’s English and Drama blog on its Evelyn Waugh collection: The British Library holds an extensive Waugh collection, at the heart of which is Waugh’s incoming correspondence. These letters, dating from 1921 to 1966, … Continue reading

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