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:
The slab and bark hut is a major feature of colonial Australia. My first ancestors, all from the British Isles, lived in rural New South Wales. The accommodation of my great-great-grandparents Wilson and Jones, about whom I write in FROM PRISON HULK TO THREE BEDROOM HOME would have been a hut like this: