Tag Archives: Vanity Fair

Visits with V S Naipaul

Two recent stories following the death of V S Naipaul have Waugh connections. Most prominent are the reflections by Alexander Waugh of his several meetings with Naipaul dating back to his childhood when Sir Vidia came to visit his father. … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh at the Hay Festival

An article in Vanity Fair describes an event at this year’s Literary Festival in Hay-on-Wye that featured a reading from a work of Evelyn Waugh. So far as appeared from the schedule, there were no events in which a Waugh … Continue reading

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Donald Trump, Pope Francis and Rex Mottram in Vanity Fair

Paul Elie, “pontificating” (his pun) in Vanity Fair magazine, writes of the possible results of this week’s meeting between Donald Trump and Pope Francis. He begins by comparing their respective elections: How strange is this: a group of 115 unelected celibate men … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Favorite Bookstore Profiled in Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair has published a brief history of Heywood Hill Books located in London’s Mayfair district. This is written by Francis Wheen. The shop was for many years Waugh’s favorite bookstore (or one of them at least). It was located next door to … Continue reading

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Frank Rich Names Waugh Novel His Book of the Year

Vanity Fair has reprinted a straw poll of leading journalists who were asked to choose their book of the year for 2016. Frank Rich, former drama critic for the New York Times and currently writer-at-large for New York Magazine, made … Continue reading

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Memoir of Brideshead TV Film in Vanity Fair

Michael Lindsay-Hogg, the original director of the 1981 Granada TV film production of Brideshead Revisited, has written a memoir of his experience. This is published in the current issue of Vanity Fair magazine and is entitled “Inside the Making of … Continue reading

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