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Waugh for the Holidays

As the holidays approach, the media are gathering their year end collections of journalistic musings on 2016. Several of these implicate Evelyn Waugh or his writings. In the Daily Express, comedian Ruby Wax names a Waugh novel as one of her … Continue reading

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Mr and Mrs Chatterbox

Today’s Daily Express carries a story (reproduced in PressReader) about a woman named Doris Delevigne who was one of the few working-class members of the Bright Young People. Born in 1900, she pulled herself up from the lower classes with the … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Conversion

In an article posted on a Roman Catholic evangelical weblog Aleteia.org, the details of Evelyn Waugh’s conversion to that religion are provided, mostly in Waugh’s own words from a 20 October 1930 essay in the Daily Express. Waugh had written the … Continue reading

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Good-bye to Fleet Street

The Independent newspaper, now online only, reports that the last journalists have now left their Fleet Street premises. The final departures were two reporters for the Dundee Sunday Post. In a panegyric to the former home of British journalism. the … Continue reading

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Waugh Biography in Daily Express: Back Where He Started

The Daily Express opens its review of Philip Eade’s biography of Waugh with a reference to his short-lived career as a reporter on that newspaper: HAVING been fired from the Daily Express after a very short period of work in 1927, … Continue reading

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Driberg’s Wedding

The Daily Express opens its weekend TV review column with a quote from Waugh: WHEN the novelist Evelyn Waugh received an invitation to the wedding of the notorious philandering MP Tom Driberg, he declined to go. “I expect the church will … Continue reading

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Names (Yet More)

In today’s Daily Express there is another story inspired by Time magazine’s recent misclassification of Evelyn Waugh. The story begins with a short review of Wavian names: The late author of Brideshead Revisited might have been tickled by the error. … Continue reading

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Waugh on Writing x 3

Waugh scores a hat trick in today’s press with three stories citing him on the art of writing. In the Daily Express, Waugh appears in a review of the BBC’s ongoing series based on John Lanchester’s 2012 novel Capital. The … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Press Nemesis Recalled in The Independent

The Independent on Sunday newspaper (April 20, 2014) has run an article recalling the career of a media figure from the 1950s who locked horns with Evelyn Waugh. Christopher Fowler’s article appears in the paper’s regular column Invisible Ink devoted to forgotten … Continue reading

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