Tag Archives: Selina Hastings

80th Anniversary of Robbery Under Law

This year marks the 80th anniversary of EvelynWaugh’s book, Robbery Under Law: The Mexican Object Lesson. This was published in the UK in June 1939 and an American edition followed in September under the title Mexico: An Object Lesson.  The … Continue reading

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Roundup: Fleabag and Brexit

—The Times earlier this week carried a review of an ongoing BBC TV series called Fleabag, currently in its 2nd season. The review by Ann Marie Hourihane opens with this: God is what you’ve got left when you’re done with sex; … Continue reading

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Some Waugh-Themed Entertainments

–Merton College, Oxford and the Lennox Berkeley Society have announced an afternoon program of lecture and music: “To celebrate Lennox Berkeley’s four years as an undergraduate at Merton (1922–6), and to mark the thirtieth anniversary of his death.” This will … Continue reading

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Five Books (more)

Reader Dave Lull has done some additional research in the archives of the Five Books interviews and came up with a July 2012 interview with Waugh biographer Selina Hastings. See previous post. She was asked about books relating to Waugh … Continue reading

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Three Generations of Waughs in The Oldie

Various Waughs (and their associates) are scattered throughout the pages of this month’s issue of The Oldie. The leading feature article by Alan Thomas is about the Bright Young People and opens with a reference to Waugh’s novel Vile Bodies: … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh and Selina Hastings x 2

Forum Auctions has posted an early letter from Evelyn Waugh (sometime in 1929) relating to the writing of Vile Bodies. This is addressed to Lord Hastings and thanks him for the loan of a two-volume work about his ancestor Selina, Countess … Continue reading

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Martin Stannard Reviews New Waugh Biography

Martin Stannard, who wrote the standard and so far definitive biography of Evelyn Waugh, has reviewed the latest one by Philip Eade. Professor Stannard is also in charge, with Waugh’s grandson, Alexander, of the publication of the complete works of Waugh by … Continue reading

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Biography Reviewed in Herald

The new biography of Evelyn Waugh by Philip Eade is reviewed in the (Glasgow) Herald (now rebranded simply, and rather pompously, as “The Herald” but still published in Glasgow) by Richard Strachan. He points out that a disproportionate part of the book … Continue reading

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Waugh Lecture on Friendship with Nancy Mitford

Lancing College has posted a report on the annual Evelyn Waugh Lecture which was presented last week at the college by Selina Hastings:  Selina’s subject for her talk was the literary and epistolary relationship between Waugh and his lifetime friend, … Continue reading

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Selina Hastings to Give Annual Evelyn Waugh Lecture

Waugh biographer Selina Hastings will deliver the annual Evelyn Waugh Lecture at Lancing College on Thursday. The lecture is not open to the public, but anyone interested in attending should contact Claire Welling at Lancing re making special arrangements: (click … Continue reading

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