Tag Archives: Patrick Balfour

Pre-Valentine Roundup

–Duncan McLaren has added a new Waugh chum in his descriptions of “visitors” to the Castle Howard Brideshead Festival. This is Patrick Balfour who was a friend of Waugh from his Oxford days. They remained friends until Waugh’s death. Balfour … Continue reading

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Update: Patrick Balfour Copies

Bonhams has posted additional information regarding the sale of Patrick Balfour’s inscribed copies of several books by Evelyn Waugh. See previous post.: • An author’s presentation copy of Waugh’s autobiography A Little Learning published in 1964. The book is accompanied … Continue reading

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Party Time: Vile Bodies and Bruno Hat

The anticipation of New Year’s Eve parties inspired media references to Vile Bodies. In an entertainment news blog (Salon.com), several memorable party scenes from films were recalled. The opening scene from Stephen Fry’s film adaptation of the novel (retitled as Bright … Continue reading

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