Tag Archives: The Guardian

Downside’s Future Threatened (Updated)

The current issue of The Spectator has an article about the future of the two remaining Benedictine order public schools in Britain. These are Ampleforth in North Yorkshire and Downside in Somerset. A combination of falling enrollments (Roman Catholics are … Continue reading

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Unsung Waughs

A posting by Ralph Berry on the weblog of the “paleoconservative” journal Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture cites one of Waugh’s least read novels: I was lately in Exeter, hoping to see something of the Islamic Centre at the … Continue reading

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Midwinter Thoughts in Australia

This week was winter solstice in Australia and, in connection with that time of darkness and depression, the Sydney Morning Herald ran an article about suicide. The article, by David Astle, opened with this: Evelyn Waugh walked down to the … Continue reading

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Weekend Roundup: Brideshead in the News

Alan Hollinghurst’s latest novel The Sparsholt Affair  is being released in the USA next week and is reviewed in the Boston Globe. The Globe’s reviewer, Priscilla Gilman, as with several in the UK, notes the book’s conections with Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited: … Continue reading

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A Week of Waugh

A review of the preceding week’s online press and blogs turns up several references to Evelyn Waugh. The New York Public Library’s blog contains a short article on the occasion of Waugh birthday, recounting the origins of The Loved One: … Continue reading

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Waugh Question Features in Literary Quiz

The Guardian has published two lists of literary questions set by several authors. Among a total of 49 questions there is one about Waugh. This is posed by historian Antony Beevor who wrote, inter alia, Crete: The Battle and the Resistance: 18 In Evelyn Waugh’s … Continue reading

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