Tag Archives: The Economist

Brideshead @ 75: The Economist and The Tablet

–The current issue of The Economist includes in its Arts section an article entitled “The Flyte club.” This is the magazine’s commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the publication of Brideshead in 1945. After a brief survey of the somewhat … Continue reading

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General Election Roundup

Waugh is cited recently in news reports relating to the Conservative Party’s victory in last week’s general election: –In the Sunday Times, Andrew Gimson, author of the book Boris, The Making of a Prime Minister, writes of Johnson’s ability to … Continue reading

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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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