Tag Archives: Renishaw Hall

Waugh and the Sitwells

The Daily Mail reports in Sebastian Shakespeare’s gossip column that the Sitwell family is selling off one of its principal properties: The Sitwells were once among the most celebrated of society families, inspiring the quip that they belonged to ‘the … Continue reading

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Philip Sassoon, The Duke of Kent and the Sitwells

Waugh crops up in a number of articles about the upper class in the interwar period. In  Spear’s magazine, editor William Cash reviews a book by Damian Collins, MP for Folkestone and Hythe. This is a biography of Philip Sassoon entitled … Continue reading

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Waugh Sites

Several newspapers have recently recommended visits to sites in England that have been associated with Evelyn Waugh. The Daily Telegraph in its Property column has a fairly detailed description of Renishaw Hall. Although still owned and occupied by the Sitwell … Continue reading

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Renishaw Reviewed

The current issue of the New Criterion carries a review of Renishaw Hall: The Story of the Sitwells by Desmond Seward. The review by Brooke Allen notes the importance of the Sitwells and their house to Evelyn Waugh: According to … Continue reading

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