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–A new biography has been written of Lord Beaverbrook, primary model for Lord Copper in Waugh’s novel Scoop. This is reviewed by Richard Davenport-Hines in the current TLS. The review opens with this: There have been previous biographies of the … Continue reading
Bonhams the auction house has announced another batch of letters that will be of interest to Waugh enthusiasts. See yesterday’s post. These are letters written to Waugh by Ronald Knox in the period 1944-57. They are not in the BL’s … Continue reading
Peter Harrington Booksellers are offering the original of a 24 January 1958 letter from Evelyn Waugh to Nancy Mitford. The letter was published in full in the Christopher Sykes biography (Penguin, p. 525) but had gone missing when Charlotte Mosley … Continue reading
Writing in the Irish Times, author Mark Felton describes one of the British officers who appear in his new book as the model for Evelyn Waugh’s eccentric Ben Ritchie-Hook in his Sword of Honour trilogy. This is Brigadier-General Adrian Carton … Continue reading
Several photos from the rehearsals of the stage production of Brideshead Revisited have been posted on What’s On Stage. The photos include members of the cast, indentifying their parts, as well as of the director, Damian Cruden, and playwright, Bryony … Continue reading