Tag Archives: Kate Macdonald

Dornford Yates Revival?

Dornford Yates (the pen name of Cecil Wm. Mercer, 1885-1960) is a writer who thrived in the interwar period but who has never enjoyed a revival. He is usually linked with thriller writers of the period such as John Buchan, … Continue reading

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Scoop and The 1938 Club

A group of book bloggers has banded together to discuss books published in 1938.These happen twice a year and a previous session was devoted to 1924. This internet discussion on 1938 books will take place beginning today and continue until … Continue reading

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Academic Reassessment of Remote People

Academic and literary scholar/critic Kate Macdonald has recently posted on her website a review of Waugh’s 1931 travel book Remote People. It in she applies today’s social and political standards to Waugh’s book. She finds much of the humor to … Continue reading

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Waugh Among Top “Conservative” Novelists

Literary historian and professor of British literature at Ghent University, Kate Macdonald, has published in the Guardian a list of what she considers the top 10 “conservative” novels. This is based in part on her recent book Novelists Against Social … Continue reading

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