Evelyn Waugh

Vile Bodies: Popular Penguins

Vile Bodies: Popular Penguins

Evelyn Waugh

In the years following the First World War a new generation emerges, wistful and vulnerable beneath the glitter. The Bright Young Things of twenties Mayfair, with their paradoxical mix of innocence and sophistication, exercise...

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When the Going Was Good

When the Going Was Good

Evelyn Waugh

Between 1929 and 1935 the author travelled widely and wrote about his experiences. This title discusses a cruise around the Mediterranean; a train trip from Djibouti to Abyssinia to attend Emperor Haile Selassie's coronation in...

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A Little Learning: The First Volume of an Autobiography

A Little Learning: The First Volume of an Autobiography

Evelyn Waugh

The author's childhood was warm, bright and serene. The Hampstead and Lancing schooldays which followed were sometimes agreeable, but often not. His life at Oxford - which he evokes in Brideshead Revisited - was essentially a...

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The Complete Short Stories

The Complete Short Stories

Evelyn Waugh

A collection of short stories composed between 1910-62. It includes Mr Loveday's Little Outing ; Cruise ; A House of Gentlefolks ; and, The Sympathetic Passenger .

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Waugh in Abyssinia

Waugh in Abyssinia

Evelyn Waugh

In 1935 Italy declared war on Abyssinia and Evelyn Waugh was sent to Addis Ababa to cover the conflict. This title captures the dilemmas and complexities of a feudal society caught up in twentieth-century politics and...

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A Little Order: Selected Journalism

A Little Order: Selected Journalism

Evelyn Waugh, Donat Gallagher

Explores the author's Oxford youth, his unexpected conversion, his literary enthusiasms (from P G Wodehouse to Graham Greene) and the perils of basing fictional characters on real people.

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Scoop: Popular Penguins

Scoop: Popular Penguins

Evelyn Waugh

Lord Copper, newspaper magnate and proprietor of the Daily Beast, has always prided himself on his intuitive flair for spotting ace reporters. That is not to say he has not made the odd blunder, however, and may in a moment of...

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Vile Bodies

Vile Bodies

Evelyn Waugh, Richard Jacobs

The Bright Young Things of twenties Mayfair, with their paradoxical mix of innocence and sophistication, exercise their inventive minds and vile bodies in every kind of capricious escapade - whether promiscuity, dancing, cocktail...

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Brideshead Revisited

Brideshead Revisited

Evelyn Waugh

In 1925 at Oxford Charles Ryder is befriended by the louche and flamboyant Sebastian Flyte, son of Lord and Lady Marchmain. Charles is quickly seduced by his friend's opulent and glamorous world and thrilled by an invitation to...

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A Handful of Dust

A Handful of Dust

Evelyn Waugh

After seven years of marriage, the beautiful Lady Brenda Last is bored with life at Hetton Abbey, the Gothic mansion that is the pride and joy of her husband, Tony. She drifts into an affair with the shallow socialite John Beaver...

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 Special priceA Handful of Dust

A Handful of Dust

Evelyn Waugh, Robert Murray Davis

After seven years of marriage, the beautiful Lady Brenda Last is bored with life at Hetton Abbey, the Gothic mansion that is the pride and joy of her husband, Tony. She drifts into an affair with the shallow socialite John Beaver...

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The Loved One

The Loved One

Evelyn Waugh

Set among the manicured lawns and euphemisms of Whispering Glades Memorial Park in Hollywood, this novel satirizes the American way of death and offers Waugh's memento mori.

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Sword of Honour

Sword of Honour

Evelyn Waugh, Angus Calder

Guy Crouchback, a Catholic and a gentleman is commissioned into the Royal Corps of Halberdiers during the war years 1939-45. High comedy - in the company of Brigadier Ritchie-Hook or the denizens of Bellamy's Club - is only part...

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Black Mischief

Black Mischief

Evelyn Waugh

When Oxford-educated Emperor Seth succeeds to the throne of the African state of Azania, he has a tough job on his hands. His subjects are ill-informed and unruly, and corruption, double-dealing and bloodshed are rife. With the...

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Men at Arms

Men at Arms

Evelyn Waugh

Guy Crouchback, determined to get into the war, takes a commission in the Royal Corps of Halberdiers. His spirits high, he sees all the trimmings but none of the action. And his first campaign, an abortive affair on the West...

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Remote People

Remote People

Evelyn Waugh

Begins with an account of the coronation of Emperor Ras Tafari - Haile Selassie I, King of Kings - an event covered by Evelyn Waugh in 1930 as special correspondent for The Times .

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Put Out More Flags

Put Out More Flags

Evelyn Waugh, Nigel Spivey

What happened to the characters of Decline and Fall and Vile Bodies when the war broke out? This title shows them adjusting to the changing social pattern of the times.

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