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The Fruit of Whispering Glades

The TLS has published an article marking the centenary of the birth of Jessica Mitford, sister of Waugh’s friends Nancy, Diana and Deborah. The story (“Happy 100th Birthday, Decca”) is by Mark McGinness who has also recently written about Waugh … Continue reading

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Death in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Magazine has recently republished a 2011 article¬†by Ben Ehrenreich which has¬†“Death in L.A.” forming part of its subtitle. That is not far off the title of the German translation for Waugh’s 1948 novel The Loved One¬†(Tod in Hollywood).¬†Waugh … Continue reading

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Waugh Included in “More Letters of Note”

Waugh’s 1942 letter to his wife recounting the¬†disastrous results of his army unit’s attempt to remove a tree stump from the garden of a Scottish aristocrat has now been included in a collection entitled More Letters of Note,¬†edited by Shaun … Continue reading

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Funeral Directors Revisited

This week’s Spectator carries an article by Cressida Connolly (daughter of Waugh’s friend Cyril Connolly) urging that the negativity usually directed towards funeral directors be reassessed. They have a hard job to to that should be more appreciated. She traces … Continue reading

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