Tag Archives: The Times

Auberon Waugh (More)

Additional reviews of the new collection of Auberon Waugh’s writings (A Scribbler in Soho) are becoming available. The book was released earlier this week. Prof John Carey writing in the latest edition of the Sunday Times describes the contents as … Continue reading

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Post-Holiday Roundup

–Stephen Bush writing in The Times about the Labour Party’s dysfunctional position on Brexit opens with this: Evelyn Waugh once complained that the Conservative Party, for all its efforts, had never even managed to “put the clock back a single … Continue reading

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A Wavian Christmas, or Two

Magnus Linklater begins his Christmas column in The Times by looking at how noted diarists from the past have marked the holiday: Christmas does not always bring out the best in us — but did it ever? Diarists of the … Continue reading

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Mid-October Roundup

–The US cable channel Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has announced two broadcasts of The Loved One in November and December. They have also published what look like they may be expanded program notes (by Jeff Stafford) for the occasion: In … Continue reading

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Political Roundup

Waugh’s novel Scoop tops the list of those works cited in this week’s political press: –Tina Brown writes on the 10th anniversary of her news website The Daily Beast and recalls the selection of its name: A vexing problem in … Continue reading

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Times Story on Wartime Antisemitism in Britain is Released

We reported about a week ago that a Times story dated 16 August was withdrawn after publication. See earlier post. This has now apparently been republished with the dateline 23 August under the title “How Antisemitism in Britain is Rooted … Continue reading

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Weekend Roundup: St Helena and Pick-me-ups

This week’s roundup starts with religious and moves on to secular issues: –August 18th is the feast day of St Helena in the western church calendar. Blogger Amy Welborn has posted an article on Waugh’s novel about the Saint for … Continue reading

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Late July Roundup

–The Daily Telegraph has another story about the sale of Piers Court containing some new and corrected information: Piers Court at Stinchcombe occupies a remote corner of Gloucestershire. … It has views of the Welsh Hills and the Forest of … 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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Janetta Parladé (1921-2018)

The Daily Telegraph has announced the death of Janetta Parladé. As a young woman, she was a member of the Horizon magazine social set centering on the editor Cyril Connolly. Shortly after the outbreak of the Spanish Cvil War: Janetta … Continue reading

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