Evelyn Waugh

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The private diaries of Evelyn Waugh, 1973
What would the famously acerbic novelist reveal? By Chris Hall

Chris Hall

08, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Top 10 difficult marriages in fiction
Whether they induce schadenfreude or pangs of recognition, mismatched couples have inspired brilliant novels by authors from Evelyn Waugh to Jean Rhys

Elizabeth Lowry

06, Apr, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Top 10 novels of the 1930s | Alec Marsh
From George Orwell to Daphne du Maurier, the books that made a decade span village detectives, Edwardian butlers and Bright Young Things

Alec Marsh

22, Sep, 2021 @3:27 PM

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Top 10 most dislikable characters in fiction
From Tom Wolfe’s ‘master of the universe’ to George Eliot’s vengeful pedant, these are some of the hardest characters in literature to love

Louise Candlish

30, Dec, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Top 10 house parties in fiction | David Leavitt
From Evelyn Waugh to Virginia Woolf and Sally Rooney, these novels offer masterclasses in dialogue-driven narrative

David Leavitt

16, Dec, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Look, don't touch: what great literature can teach us about love with no contact
With our increased physical distance from each other, novels about forbidden touch and longing are more seductive than ever

Joanna Briscoe

22, May, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Top 10 books about boarding school
From Evelyn Waugh to Molesworth, novels set in these places of privilege are microcosmic studies of oppression and rebellion

James Scudamore

18, Mar, 2020 @12:18 PM

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The Guardian view on Brexit bells: striking the wrong note | Editorial
Editorial: Proposals that Big Ben should chime and church bells ring to mark Britain’s departure from the EU should not be given the time of day


15, Jan, 2020 @6:20 PM

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Evelyn Waugh letters shed light on his abandoned first novel
In correspondence going to auction this week, the writer describes how he burned a manuscript titled The Temple at Thatch

Alison Flood

02, Dec, 2019 @4:13 PM

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Lost Girls by DJ Taylor review – love, war and literature 1939-51
An urbane attempt to offer belated autonomy to a small band of well-born, well-connected young women

Aida Edemariam

31, Aug, 2019 @7:58 AM

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Book clinic: which books will make me laugh out loud?
From Martin Amis to Robert Robinson, our expert recommends the writers who provide a funny respite from real life

Andrew Martin

04, May, 2019 @4:59 PM

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In brief: A Scribbler in Soho; Stubborn Archivist; All That Remains: A Life in Death – review
A celebration of Auberon Waugh; a millennial caught between two countries; and Dr Sue Black on the meaning of death

Alexander Larman

24, Feb, 2019 @11:00 AM

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