Tag Archives: Independent

Guy Fawkes Night Roundup

As we approach Guy Fawkes Night in the UK, here is a miscellaneous gathering of Evelyn Waugh news items: –A new book by Antonia Fraser may have some relevance to Guy Fawkes Night (at least in exploring the “aggressive” roots … Continue reading

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Mid-Month Roundup: Schoolroom Confusion

Our latest roundup starts with references to Waugh’s school days and ends with the 1970s Penguin reprints: —The Independent newspaper has published a list of what it considers the Top 10 examples of celebrities overlapping at the same school. Private … 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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The Independent Newspaper Surveys Classic Newsroom Books

Lucy Scholes writing in yesterday’s Independent makes a brief survey of what she calls the “classic newsroom book” from George Gissing’s New Grub Street (1891) to Annalena McAfee’s The Spoiler (2011). Waugh’s Scoop scores well in her estimation of the … Continue reading

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Waugh Gender Misperception as Good Career Move

The Independent has published a report from its correspondent at the Bath Lterature Festival, Katy Guest. When learning of Time’s recent mistake re Waugh’s gender, Guest wondered if the perception of Waugh as a female writer might be a good career move.  Women … Continue reading

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George Osborne and the Brothers Waugh

In his latest column for the Independent newspaper (soon to be digital-only), D.J. Taylor expresses sympathy for Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne. This is on the occasion of the announcement last week that Osborne’s brother Adam had been stricken from … Continue reading

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Ishmaelia vs. Azania

Last month, the Independent ran a column naming what it deemed to be the 10 best fictional countries created by writers. None of Waugh’s efforts made the first cut, but the response was so great that a second round was published, … Continue reading

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