Tag Archives: Daphne Fielding

Waugh and the Marquesses of Bath

The 7th Marquess of Bath (1932-2020) died last Saturday. His name was Alexander Thynn, and he was the son of parents, both of whom were friends of Evelyn Waugh dating back to his Oxford and Bright Young People days. The … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Christmas, 1942

In a letter to his wife, Evelyn Waugh describes his Christmas 75 years ago in 1942. At the time, he was stationed with his brigade in Sherborne School, Dorset, where his father and brother Alec were students but from which … Continue reading

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Daphne Fielding, Writer

A book blog called The Neglected Books Page has posted an article on the first book written by Waugh’s good friend and correspondent Daphne Fielding (1904-97). This is the first volume of her memoirs entitled Mercury Presides that was published … Continue reading

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BBC Does Longleat

The BBC has produced a documentary series on Longleat House and its owners. This is All Change at Longleat and it focuses on the current Marquess of Bath and his son, Ceawlin (aka Viscount Weymouth). Lord Bath is not a newcomer to publicity having … Continue reading

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