Evelyn Waugh

20 Jan 19
Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews

Synopsis: Eleanor Hastings knew from experience that some bombs lie buried for decades before blowing up to hurt someone. Now, forty years after World War II, a cache of faded wartime letters is discovered in a cellar, causing Eleanor’s husband, Frank, to understand that he really was a bastard and sending him on a quest […]

17 Jan 19
Kevin McGeary

My short story “Li Lei’s Big Escape” has been published by Collective Unrest. It is inspired by a news story I translated in 2013. The central character’s backstory is borrowed/stolen from a chapter in Xinran’s “The Good Women of China“. The premise also comes from “Mr Loveday’s Little Outing” by Evelyn Waugh. https://collectiveunrest.com/2019/01/16/li-leis-big-escape/

16 Jan 19
famousinfamousbirthsdeathsblog

We start today’s posting with really ancient Royal of the week – King Edward III’s lad Edmund Crouchback found it an advantage during his birth in 1245. Norwegian of the day, as author Dorothe Englebretsdatter’s parents sang their daughters praise from 1634. King Francis II of the Two Sicilies started to rule the house in […]

15 Jan 19
Book Time

September Mariam Petrosyan, The Gray House (2009) – shortlisted for the 2018 Read Russia Prize (Мариам Петросян Дом, в котором… ) Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner (2003) (Халед Хоссейни, Бегущий за ветром) October Terry Pratchett, Discworld series – Small Gods (1992) (Терри Пратчетт Плоский мир – Мелкие боги) November John Irving, The World According to […]

15 Jan 19
A reader's footprints

So, these were the first batch from “My Random Six” titles that were pulled out from their various stacks and shelves, to be given the nod of recognition they deserved. I am glad to say that it seems to have gotten off to a promising start. I started on the Ali Smith, and wondered why […]

15 Jan 19
Entertaining WE

For Matthew Goode, filming A Discovery of Witches on location in Oxford was a bit of a full-circle moment. The actor, 40, earned a lot of attention back in 2008 for his leading role in the much-buzzed-about remake of Brideshead Revisited.  Based on the Evelyn Waugh novel of the same name, the film tells the tragic tale of…

15 Jan 19
EW.com

[tempo-video id=”5844491262001″ account_id=”219646971″ autoplay=true] For Matthew Goode, filming A Discovery of Witches on location in Oxford was a bit of a full-circle moment. The actor, 40, earned a lot of attention back in 2008 for his leading role in the much-buzzed-about remake of Brideshead Revisited.  Based on the Evelyn Waugh novel of the same name, the film tells […]

15 Jan 19
Chronicles of Canada Slim

Landschlacht, Switzerland, 15 January 2018 I have spoken of Sigmund Freud before. Above: Sigmund Freud (1856 – 1939)   And I must confess to a reluctance to like the man and his theories, for the same reason I am reluctant to embrace Charles Darwin and his theories: Above: Charles Darwin (1809 – 1882)   Admitting […]

14 Jan 19
The Value of Sparrows

Like me, you were late in coming. The shepherds were here long before, even the cattle. They had joined the chorus of angels before you were started. For you the primordial discipline of the heavens had to be relaxed and a new defiant light set to blaze amid the disconcerted stars. How laboriously you came, […]

14 Jan 19
The Real Book Spy

  If I’m being honest, I’m not always a big fan of standalone thrillers. Personally, I like series books, which allow you to get to know the characters and enjoy spending time with them. That said, every once in a while, a book will come out that makes me reconsider, and Matthew Quirk’s The Night […]

13 Jan 19
A probe into unknowns

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury On the Road by Jack Kerouac 1984 by George Orwell Lord of the […]

13 Jan 19
Wanderlust and Books

You know, I don’t know how much is too much when it comes to these chapter reviews. I’m flying by the seat of my pants, skating on the line between too much and not enough. A quick Google search will bring up plot summaries for just about any book, so if you are reading, THANK […]

12 Jan 19
Anton Veenstra's Textile Blog

Am reading a volume of travel accounts by Evelyn Waugh; curiously they are as frantic and madcap as his novels. But I did a summer cleanout of some of my books last night; I found two (2!) copies of A Handful of Dust; in the intro Waugh writes that, for him, writing is about the […]

12 Jan 19
Homepaddock

Sunday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse. Were it […]

12 Jan 19
The Bookish Badger

Happy new year! Do you have those books that are kind of ‘filler’ books? As in, they hang around your house for ages and you pick them up when you’re in-between books? I started this as I needed a paperback to read in the bath and I didn’t want to start anything too long as […]