Tag Archives: The Economist

Gabbitas & Waugh

The educational consultants known as Gabbitas have included the following historical description in their internet prospectus: Gabbitas has been involved with Independent Education for over 145 years. We have helped with the education of the British royal family, crowned heads … Continue reading

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Brexit and Lord Glasgow’s Castle

The Economist in this week’s “Bagehot” column opens with a reference to a wartime letter Evelyn Waugh wrote to his wife, using it as a metaphor for Britain’s current political malaise: WRITING to his wife in May 1942, Evelyn Waugh recounted … Continue reading

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Simon Leys on Evelyn Waugh

This week’s issue of The Weekly Standard carries a review of a biography of Simon Leys (1935-2014). The review is entitled “Muddle Kingdon” and the reviewer is Stephen Miller. Leys was the pen name of Pierre Ryckmans, a Belgian who became … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Country House: Through the Vita-glass Brightly

A new book out this week is described as a social history of the interwar period. This is called The Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House, 1918-1939 by Adrian Tinniswood and is reviewed in the current issue of The … Continue reading

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