Tag Archives: Esquire magazine

Roundup: Country Houses and Leisurely Lunches

–An essay entitled “‘The Ancient Lore’ of Brideshead Revisited” written by Ianto Fox has been posted on the internet. Here’s an excerpt from the author’s description of its content: Nearly all commentary onĀ Brideshead over the years has focused on the … Continue reading

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Alan Hollinghurst and Ambrose Silk

Esquire magazine recently interviewed novelist Alan Hollinghurst and among the questions asked was which authors had most influenced him. An excerpt from the interview and a printed list of the books he mentioned are posted on the internet. (See this … Continue reading

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Vile Bodies Again Cited as One of Funniest Books

EsquireĀ (Middle East edition) has published its list of the top 20 funniest books less than a week after the Guardian issued its choices for the top 14. See earlier post. Vile Bodies is on both lists, joining Three Men in … Continue reading

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Alec Waugh and the Cocktail Party

The website Vinepair, which is devoted to wine, beer and spirits, has posted an article by Emily Bell about how Alec Waugh inventedĀ the cocktail party. As he explained in an article in Esquire, he set out to find something to … Continue reading

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