Tag Archives: Randolph Churchill

Waugh’s V-J Day

V-J Day celebrates its 75th anniversary this week. The Japanese surrendered on 15 August 1945 in Japan but the news was received when it was 14 August in the UK and USA.  In Britain this was a much lesser event … Continue reading

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Waugh and the 1945 General Election

Waugh returned to England via Italy from his assignment in Yugoslavia on 15 March 1945. He devoted the last few weeks in Italy to stirring up opposition to the new Communist regime of Marshall Tito. He spent most of the … Continue reading

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Evelyn and Randolph in WWII Yugoslavia

In the new issue of the collected lectures of the British Studies seminar at the Unversity of Texas, there is a lecture entitled “Evelyn Waugh and Randolph Churchill in Yugoslavia”. This is by biographer and literary critic Jeffrey Meyers who … Continue reading

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Officers Among the Islands

Duncan McLaren continues his visits to locations associated with what he calls Evelyn Waugh’s Piers Court years. The first of these is “An Arsonist’s Progress” which explores the evolution of what became Waugh’s story Love Among the Ruins. This began … Continue reading

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Yugoslavia and Ishmaelia

Dr Robert Hickson has posted another of his “essays” on Waugh’s life and works on the weblog catholicism.org. These should not be mistaken for religious dicussions but are rather compilations of writings from Waugh’s works or memoirs of his contemporaries … Continue reading

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Review: Waugh at War

Milena Borden has reviewed the play Happy Warriors that opened last week in a North London theatre: James Macdonald’s new play staged in the Upstairs at The Gatehouse theatre is inspired by the Evelyn Waugh and Randolph Churchill’s Second World … Continue reading

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“Happy Warriors” Reviewed

The play now running at the Upstairs at the Gatehouse Theatre in Highgate involving Evelyn Waugh and Randolph Churchill in WWII Yugoslavia has been reviewed in London Theatre 1. The review is by Loretta Monaco and is, on the whole, … Continue reading

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Update: Churchill’s Secret Affair

Channel 4’s documentary Churchill’s Secret Affair broadcast last night differs in several important details from the account published in the Daily Mail last week. See previous post. Several experts contribute to the documentary. From our perspective the most important are … Continue reading

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“Churchill’s Secret Affair” to Air in TV Documentary

The Daily Mail has a feature length story on what may have been a secret (but brief) affair between Lady Castlerosse (born in humble circumstances as Doris Delevigne) and Winston Churchill. This took place (if it did) in spring 1930 … Continue reading

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Presentation Copy of Vile Bodies on Sale

Peter Harrington Books has listed a copy of the Vile Bodies first edition. This is a copy which Waugh presented to London chef Marcel Boulestin: First edition, presentation copy, eponymously inscribed on the front endpaper: “For Marcel Boulestin/ from / Evelyn Waugh … Continue reading

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