Dear Evelyn Waugh reader,
Mr and Mrs Evelyn Waugh invites you to a coming-out celebration for their daughter, Teresa, on Thursday 5 July, 1956.
The celebration is divided between two sites:
1) The Hyde Park Hotel, 7pm, for dinner.
2) The tents erected in Kensington Square Gardens for photographs, afternoon drinks and post-dinner dancing.
Non-vintage champagne for all except Evelyn. Any departures from the correct formal dress for men (billiard-table-green tweed suit and orange-and-white brogues) will be recorded in his private diary.
To accept the invitation, simply click the link:
Duncan McLaren (soc. sec.)
Dear Top 3 million Daily Express readers,
Lord Beaverbrook invites you (and me) to dinner with Evelyn Waugh at Piers Court.
To accept, simply clip the coupon on page 6 of your newspaper for 23 June, 1955, and send it to The Daily Express Building, 120 Fleet Street, London EC4. Or click HERE
Nancy Spain (chief literary critic)
Go HERE for an interesting list of classics that one person thinks are must reads. There is no Jane Austen and just one each from Waugh and Dickens. What!
Unfortunately, due to overseas holidays and many other activities, not least my own writing, I have not kept up to date with Duncan McLaren’s highly entertaining and informative excursions with Evelyn Waugh. Here are the missing ones in order:
Holy Evelyn! June 2014
The Soldier’s Story 28 August 2014
Evelyn’s Manservant 28 August 2014
Cruise Control 22 October 2014
Duncan McLaren’s third amusing excursion with Evelyn Waugh is now on Duncan’s website HERE. This time it’s to Waugh’s champagne party in his room at the Hyde Park Hotel, Tuesday 6 August 1946 – a couple of weeks after I was born.
Just received Duncan’s McLaren’s latest invitation. This is for the informed lover of Evelyn Waugh, his group of friends and the influence they exerted on his novels. Join Evelyn for ten days with the Sitwells at their fabulous Renishaw Hall, Derbyshire.
To do so simply click HERE.