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Adventide Roundup

–There are two comments on similarities between the governmental missteps that lead to the release of a murderous jihadist terrorist and Evelyn Waugh’s novel Decline and Fall. Conservative columnist Charles Moore writes in the Daily Telegraph: The deaths inside and outside … Continue reading

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TV Series Previewed: Like Trainspotting Written by Evelyn Waugh

The Sunday Times has an interview of Benedict Cumberbatch and a preview of his new Patrick Melrose TV series. Cumberbatch both produced the series and plays the leading role. The books  were adapted for TV by David Nicholls who previously … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Helena at the Museum of the Bible

A new institution has opened in Washington, DC. This is the Museum of the Bible. It is spread over eight floors of a purpose built structure and is reviewed in the the conservative journal Washington Free Beacon by Micah Meadowcraft. … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Pick-Me-Up Cocktail

A New Zealand-based news website (Stuff.co.nz) has included a Waugh-sourced cocktail  in an article (“Three ways with…festive fizz“) recommending drinks for the holiday. This is called a “Firestarter,” and Waugh is cited as having introduced it in his writings. Waugh … Continue reading

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