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P J O’Rourke 1947-2022 R.I.P.
American satirist P J O’Rourke died earlier this week at the age of 74. He made his name as a conservative commentator but was an equal opportunity satirist. For example, according to the obituary in the Washington Post, he once … Continue reading
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William Boyd, Winston Churchill and Evelyn Waugh
Simon Kuper writing in the Financial Times reports an interview with novelist William Boyd. This is on the occasion of publication of Boyd’s latest novel Love is Blind: Boyd draws a “binary division” between two kinds of novelist: autobiographers, such … Continue reading
Posted in A Handful of Dust, Black Mischief, Evelyn Waugh, Interviews, Letters, Newspapers, Sword of Honour, The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold Tagged Financial Times, New Statesman, P J O'Rourke, Wall Street Journal, William Boyd, Winston Churchill Comments Off on William Boyd, Winston Churchill and Evelyn Waugh