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William Boyd Names Scoop as a Favorite Classic

In response to a request by booksellers W H Smith, novelist William Boyd has named Scoop one of his five favorite classic novels. This comes as no surprise since Boyd wrote the screenplay for the 1987 TV adaptation of the … Continue reading

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Waugh Adaptations in TLS

The TLS has posted an essay by Alexander Larman (“Waugh on screen”) on its weblog. In it, he notes his concerns about the upcoming BBC adaptation of Decline and Fall and offers advice about how to avoid problems by looking at previous … Continue reading

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Waugh, Boyd and Manning

Evelyn Waugh is mentioned several times in an interview of novelist, critic  and screenwriter William Boyd published in the Australian Financial Review. The interviewer (Joe Aston) notes that Boyd’s fiction has been compared with Waugh’s from his very first published novel … Continue reading

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David Bowie, William Boyd and Evelyn Waugh: Art Hoaxers

Art Critic and Sportswriter Jasper Rees has posted an article on a blog called The Arts Desk in response to the death yesterday of David Bowie. According to Rees, Bowie and novelist William Boyd (both Waugh fans and art lovers) … Continue reading

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2001 Sword of Honour Starring Daniel Craig on Acorn TV

William Boyd’s 2001 television adaptation of is currently showing on Acorn TV (“[t]he best British TV streaming on demand”) in the United States and Canada. The two-episode show stars Daniel Craig as Guy Crouchback. Earlier this year William Boyd (who’s … Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Lists Brideshead as a Top ITV Production

The Daily Telegraph last week marked the 60th anniversary of ITV by asking its critics to name their favorites among the network’s programs.  Granada TV’s 1981 production of Brideshead Revisited was ranked number 8: This sumptuous adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s novel … Continue reading

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Waugh Surfaces in Bosnia

Mark Lawson in this week’s New Statesman reviews a novel by Jesse Armstrong which is said to have a distinct Wavian influence: Love, Sex and Other Foreign Policy Goals.  (The choice of title would not appear to have been influenced by … Continue reading

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New Age Waugh

This week’s New York Times Book Review contains a review by writer David Leavitt of a novel by British satirist Edward St. Aubyn that was originally published in England in 1998. The novel, entitled On the Edge, is compared to … Continue reading

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