Tag Archives: Constance Watson

Waugh’s Religious Conversion

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent in the Western Christian churches, and perhaps in recognition of this date, the Catholic Herald has reposted an article from April 2016 relating to Waugh’s conversion to the Roman Catholic faith. This … Continue reading

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Decline and Fall and British Humour

Writing in Standpoint magazine (“War on Waugh”), Waugh’s great grand-daughter Constance Watson expresses dismay at the reaction to the BBC’s adaptation of Decline and Fall which recently concluded its three-episode run on BBC One (emphasis supplied): The great British sense … Continue reading

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Media Buildup Begins for Decline and Fall Episode 2

Anticipating the broadcast of the second episode of the BBC’s adaptation of Waugh’s novel Decline and Fall, media publicity has begun to build up. The Daily Telegraph has provided a preview of that episode in its TV choice column: The … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh: Equal Opportunity Racist

The conservative website Heat Street has published an article by UK journalist Constance Watson defending Waugh’s 1932 novel┬áBlack Mischief┬áagainst charges frequently leveled at it for its racist remarks, citing several from Twitter as examples. As she points out, the book … Continue reading

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