Tag Archives: Daily Mail

Naim Attallah: 1931-2021 R I P

The publisher and author Naim Attallah died in London earlier this week.  His obituary was posted today by the Daily Telegraph: Naim Attallah, who has died aged 89, was a Palestinian-born entrepreneur who enjoyed a lucrative business career, notably with … Continue reading

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Deal on New Brideshead Series Reported Imminent

It has been reported in the Daily Mail, Radio Times and Deadline that a deal on a new Brideshead Revisited TV series by the BBC and HBO is imminent. Here’s the story as reported in Tatler: 2020 marks the 75th … Continue reading

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Halloween Roundup

–There are several reviews this week of William Boyd’s new novel Trio. Waugh is mentioned in some of them. The Guardian’s review opens with this: …Some of his comic writing suggests a kinship with Evelyn Waugh as a farceur of rare … Continue reading

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New Book Features Madresfield

The Daily Mail has posted an excerpt from a new book about English country houses. This is by Clive Aslet, former editor of Country Life and is entitled Old Homes, New Life. It is based on visits he has made … Continue reading

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–The Irish Times has a story about a visit to Birr Castle in Ireland. This is the home of the Earls of Rosse, and the present Lady Rosse conducts the IT ‘s reporter, Rosita Boland, through the house in a televised … Continue reading

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Bright Younger People

In yesterday’s Mail on Sunday, Toby Young writes about his days at Oxford in the 1980s, energized to do so by a new book out later this week by Dafydd Jones. This is entitled Oxford, The Last Hurrah. The US … Continue reading

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Juneteenth Roundup

–A recent article in the Times newspaper criticizes plans for reopening some schools after lockdown with what it sees as a confusing “blend” of in-school live and at-home online teaching. Alex Massie opens the article with a quote from Evelyn … Continue reading

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Peter Quennell: Reviewer and Rival

Two recent articles by Duncan McLaren have been devoted to Peter Quennell. Waugh had developed a particular dislike of Quennell (similar to that he had of other literary critics such as Alan Pryce-Jones and Edmund Wilson). The acquaintanceship between Waugh … Continue reading

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Roundup: Protests and Summer

–The “Rhodes Must Fall” debate has been revived in Oxford in the context of the Black Lives Matter protests. See previous post. In the Daily Mail, a comment on the matter by Evelyn Waugh is brought to bear: Oxford will … Continue reading

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V-E Day Roundup

–As the observance of the 75th anniversary of V-E Day approaches, the Daily Mail has posted in a slide show a collection of 1945 events that seemed to presage a return to a social system where class status was again … Continue reading

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