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 Special priceA Handful of Dust
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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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Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder
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Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder

Evelyn Waugh

Tells the story of Charles Ryder's infatuation with the Marchmains and the rapidly disappearing world of privilege they inhabit.

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The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold: A Conversation Piece
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The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold: A Conversation Piece

Evelyn Waugh

An inability to control his fantasies sends Gilbert Pinfold, a well-known author, cruising on a Ceylon-bound liner to recuperate. Yet, to his horror, the hallucinations increase and life on board becomes very embarrassing.

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Vile Bodies
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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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Officers and Gentlemen

Evelyn Waugh

Guy Crouchback is now attached to a commando unit undergoing training on the Hebridean isle of Mugg, where the whisky flows freely and HM forces have to show respect for the laird. But the comedy of Mugg is followed by the...

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The Loved One
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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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A Handful of Dust
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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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Brideshead Revisited
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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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Vile Bodies: Popular Penguins
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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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Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder
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Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder

Evelyn Waugh

Tells the story of Charles Ryder's infatuation with the Marchmains and the rapidly disappearing world of privilege they inhabit.

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Decline and Fall
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Decline and Fall

Evelyn Waugh, David Bradshaw

Sent down from Oxford for indecent behaviour, Paul Pennyfeather embarks on a series of bizarre adventures that start in a minor public school and end in one of HM prisons. In this, his first and funniest novel, Evelyn Waugh...

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The Complete Short Stories
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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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The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: Personal Writings 1903-1921: Precocious Waughs: Volume 30
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The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: Personal Writings 1903-1921: Precocious Waughs: Volume 30

Evelyn Waugh, Alexander Waugh (University of Leicester), Alan Bell

This volume is part of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh critical edition, which brings together all of Waugh's writings for the first time. The first of twelve volumes in the Personal Writings sequence, it covers the years 1903...

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A Handful of Dust
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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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Scoop: Popular Penguins
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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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Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred And Profane Memories Of Captain Charles Ryder
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Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred And Profane Memories Of Captain Charles Ryder

Evelyn Waugh

Charles Ryder, a lonely student at Oxford, is captivated by the outrageous and exquisitely beautiful Sebastian Flyte. Invited to Brideshead, Sebastian's magnificent family home, Charles welcomes the attentions of its eccentric,...

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A Handful of Dust
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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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Decline and Fall
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Decline and Fall

Evelyn Waugh

Sent down from Oxford for indecent behaviour, Paul Pennyfeather embarks on a series of bizarre adventures that start in a minor public school and end in one of HM prisons. In this, his first and funniest novel, Evelyn Waugh...

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Black Mischief
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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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Sword of Honour
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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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A Little Learning: The First Volume of an Autobiography
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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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Waugh in Abyssinia
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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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Remote People
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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
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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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Work Suspended and Other Stories
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Work Suspended and Other Stories

Evelyn Waugh

Includes stories such as - Mr Loveday's Little Outing ; Cruise ; Period Piece ; On Guard ; An Englishman's Home ; Excursion in Reality ; Bella Fleace Gave a Party ; Winner Takes All ; Work Suspended ; Scott-King's Modern...

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Men at Arms
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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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Labels: A Mediterranean Journal
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Labels: A Mediterranean Journal

Evelyn Waugh

From Europe to the Middle East and North Africa, from Egyptian porters and Italian priests to Maltese sailors and Moroccan merchants - Waugh describes the local colour as he cruises around the Mediterranean as an Englishman...

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When the Going Was Good
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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 Order: Selected Journalism
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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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Helena
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Helena

Evelyn Waugh

The Empress Helena, mother of Constantine the Great, made the historic pilgrimage to Palestine, found pieces of wood from the true Cross, and built churches at Bethlehem and Olivet. This book covers the enormous conflicting forces...

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Unconditional Surrender: The Conclusion of Men at Arms and Officers and Gentlemen
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Unconditional Surrender: The Conclusion of Men at Arms and Officers and Gentlemen

Evelyn Waugh

Guy Crouchback has lost his Halberdier idealism. A desk job in London gives him the chance of reconciliation with his former wife. Then, in Yugoslavia, as a liaison officer with the partisans, he finally becomes aware of the...

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The Letters of Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh
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The Letters of Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh

Evelyn Waugh, Nancy Mitford

Offers a glimpse into the literary and social circles of London and Paris, during the Second World War and for twenty years after.

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Edmund Campion: Jesuit and Martyr
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Edmund Campion: Jesuit and Martyr

Evelyn Waugh

In 1581 Edmund Campion, a Jesuit priest working underground in Protestant England, was found guilty of treason and hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn. Years later he would be beatified. This title tells Campion's story.

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The Life of Right Reverend Ronald Knox
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The Life of Right Reverend Ronald Knox

Evelyn Waugh

Ronald Knox - priest, classicist, prolific writer and one of the outstanding men of letters of his time. The renowned Oxford chaplain was a friend of figures such as G K Chesterton and Hilaire Belloc, and was known for his caustic...

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Scoop
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Scoop

Evelyn Waugh, Christopher Hitchens

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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Black Mischief (6)
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Black Mischief (6)

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. However,...

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Edmund Campion: Jesuit and Martyr (9)
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Edmund Campion: Jesuit and Martyr (9)

Evelyn Waugh

Edmund Campion (1540-1581) was a Jesuit priest who, in the turbulent years before the Spanish Armada, was charged with treason and executed. This book offers homage to this man whom the author revered as a hero and a martyr.

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The Life of Right Reverend Ronald Knox (20)
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The Life of Right Reverend Ronald Knox (20)

Evelyn Waugh

When the author was only 11 his father had read an anti-Modernist satire by Ronald Knox, the Catholic writer and theologian, and was 'dazzled' by its brilliance. 'Since then,' he wrote to Knox years later, 'every word you have...

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The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: Essays, Articles, and Reviews 1922-1934: Volume 26
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The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: Essays, Articles, and Reviews 1922-1934: Volume 26

Evelyn Waugh, Donat Gallagher

This volume is part of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh critical edition, which brings together all of Waugh's writings for the first time. Volume one of Essays, Articles, and Reviews contains every known piece of journalism...

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The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: Vile Bodies: Volume 2
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The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: Vile Bodies: Volume 2

Evelyn Waugh, Martin Stannard (University of Leicester)

This volume is part of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh critical edition, which brings together all of Waugh's writings for the first time. Vile Bodies was composed against the cultural backdrop of the 1929 'Flapper's Election',...

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The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: Rossetti His Life and Works: Volume 16
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The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: Rossetti His Life and Works: Volume 16

Evelyn Waugh, Michael G. Brennan

This volume is part of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh critical edition, which brings together all of Waugh's writings for the first time. This long-overlooked biography of Dante Gabriel Rossetti is Waugh's first book, and...

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The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: A Little Learning: Volume 19
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The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: A Little Learning: Volume 19

Evelyn Waugh, John Howard Wilson (University of Leicester), Barbara Cooke

This volume is part of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh critical edition, which brings together all of Waugh's writings for the first time. A Little Learning (1964), Waugh's only book-length autobiography, offers unrivalled...

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Brideshead Revisited
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Brideshead Revisited

Bryony Lavery, Evelyn Waugh

Billeted to Brideshead during the Second World War, Captain Charles Ryder is overwhelmed by memories of his Oxford days and holidays spent in a fine stately home. As past and present blur, Charles recalls his enchantment with the...

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