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Bastille Day Roundup

–Veteran British actor Freddie Jones died earlier this week at the age of 91. Both the Times and the Daily Telegraph mention his portrayal of Corporal-Major Ludovic in the BBC’s 1967 three-part adaptation of Sword of Honor as his first … Continue reading

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Paula Byrne to Lecture at the NPG

The Jane Austen’s House Museum has announced a lecture that may be of interest to our readers. This is the  T Edward Carpenter Memorial Lecture: “Jane Austen and the English Comic Tradition” by Dr Paula Byrne at the National Portrait … Continue reading

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TLS Reviews Early CWEW Volumes

In the latest issue of TLS, Paula Byrne reviews the first five volumes of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh. These were published over several months late last year and early this. Byrne is the author, inter alia, of what … Continue reading

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Waugh Biographer Target of Poison Pen

Paula Byrne, is well known in this parish for her 2009 “partial life” of Waugh, Mad World: Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead. She has also appeared and submitted papers at two Waugh conferences, one of which was notably presented in … Continue reading

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Waugh and the Country House (more)

Evelyn Waugh’s biographer Paula Byrne has reviewed the book House of Fiction by Phyllis Richardson in the current TLS. This book has been mentioned in several recent posts but Byrne focuses more closely on Richardson’s descriptions of Evelyn Waugh’s relations … Continue reading

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George Smiley and Basil Seal

The Evening Standard has reviewed John Le Carre’s latest novel A Legacy of Spies in which he revives his old characters from the George Smiley novels. The reviewer David Sexton has this observation about the pitfalls of this practice: Often it … Continue reading

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Waugh Events Announced

There will be a panel on Evelyn Waugh at the Blenheim Palace Festival of Literature, Film & Music in October. This will consist of Paula Byrne, Alex Preston and Justine Picardie who will discuss the life and loves of Evelyn Waugh … Continue reading

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Waugh and Country Houses

There have been several recent articles that mention Evelyn Waugh in connection with English country houses: Carlton Towers. As noted in a recent post, this house was the setting of Hetton Abbey in the 1980s film version of A Handful of … Continue reading

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Lucy, Paula, Jane and Evelyn

Columnist Jennifer Selway in her Daily Express entertainment gossip column brings Evelyn Waugh into a literary scholarship cat fight between Waugh biographer Paula Byrne, PhD (Liverpool), and BBC historical TV presenter Lucy Worsley, DPhil (Sussex), both of whom have also written … Continue reading

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Paula Byrne to Appear at Highclere and Other Waugh News

Biographer Paula Byrne (author of Mad World: Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead (2009)) will appear in a program entitled “Literature and Landscapes” to be held at Highclere Castle near Newbury, Berkshire, in May. The venue is better known as the … Continue reading

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