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    When the Going Was Good: 16 (Hardback) Evelyn Waugh

    Between 1929 and 1935, the author travelled widely. This title describes a cruise around the Mediterranean; a train trip from Djibouti to Abyssinia to attend Emperor Haile Selassie's coronation in 1930; his travels in Aden, Zanzibar, Kenya and the Congo; a journey to Guyana and Brazil; and, his return to Addis Ababa in 1935.

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    Put Out More Flags (Paperback) Evelyn Waugh

    'The hideous, then unfamiliar shriek of the air-raid sirens sang out over London.' Upper-class rogues, bohemians, dowagers, socialites, bureaucrats and delinquent evacuees prepare for England to change forever, in this hilarious and deadly serious 1942 satire on the 'phoney war'.

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    Brideshead Revisited (English, Hardback) Evelyn Waugh

    Evelyn Waugh's most celebrated novel is a memory drama about the intense entanglement of the narrator, Charles Ryder, with a great Anglo-Catholic family. Written during World War II, the novel mourns the passing of the aristocratic world Waugh knew in his youth and vividly recalls the sensuous plea-sures denied him by wartime austerities; in so doing it also provides a profound study of the...

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    Brideshead Revisited (Paperback) 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, aristocratic inhabitants. But he also discovers a world which threatens to destroy his beloved Sebastian.

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    Decline and Fall: No. 2 (Hardback) 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.

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    The Complete Short Stories (Paperback) 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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    A Handful of Dust: No. 8 (Hardback) 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 and forsakes Tony for the Belgravia set.

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    The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold (English, Paperback) Evelyn Waugh

    Gilbert Pinfold is a reclusive Catholic novelist suffering from acute inertia. In an attempt to defeat insomnia he has been imbibing an unappetizing cocktail of bromide, chloral, and creme de menthe. He books a passage on the SS Caliban and, as it cruises towards Ceylon, rapidly slips into madness.Almost as soon as the gangplank lifts, Pinfold hears sounds coming out of the ceiling of his cabin:...

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    Scoop (German, Paperback) Evelyn Waugh

    William Boot, der beim >Daily Beast< eine Kolumne zum Thema Natur und Landleben hat, wird 1938 aufgrund einer Verwechslung als Kriegsberichterstatter in das afrikanische Krisengebiet Ishmaelia entsandt. Boot erweist sich entgegen allen Erwartungen seiner Aufgabe gewachsen: Die Bekanntschaft mit einem Geschäftemacher und einer schönen Ausländerin verhilft dem belächelten Korrespondenten...

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    The Letters of Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh (Paperback) 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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    Ninety-two Days (Paperback) Evelyn Waugh

    The great author's account of the journey that gave birth to his novel 'A Handful of Dust' makes gripping and often hilarious reading: he travels through Guyana and northern Brazil on foot, horseback and by boat in 1932. The Guardian's reviewer found it 'exquisitely miserable'.

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    Helena: 18 (Hardback) 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. Her life coincided with one of the great turning-points of history: the recognition of Christianity as the religion of the Roman Empire.

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    Decline and Fall (English, Paperback) Evelyn Waugh

    Subtitled "A Novel of Many Manners, " Evelyn Waugh's notorious first novel lays waste the "heathen idol" of British sportsmanship, the cultured perfection of Oxford, and the inviolable honor codes of the English gentleman.

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    The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold: 19 (Hardback) 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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    The Loved One: 17 (Hardback) Evelyn Waugh

    Following the death of a friend, poet and pets' mortician Dennis Barlow finds himself entering into the artificial Hollywood paradise of the Whispering Glades Memorial Park. Within its golden gates, death, American-style, is wrapped up and sold like a package holiday. There, Dennis enters the fragile and bizarre world of Aimee.

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    Black Mischief: No. 6 (Hardback) 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, with the aid of Minister of Modernization Basil Seal, Seth plans to introduce his people to the civilized ways.

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    Sword of Honour: 24 (Hardback) Evelyn Waugh

    When action comes in Crete and in Yugoslavia, the author discovers not heroism, but humanity. In this title, the author's own unhappy experience of being a soldier is superbly re-enacted in the story of Guy Crouchback, a Catholic and a gentleman, commissioned into the Royal Corps of Halberdiers during the war years 1939-45.

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    Helena (English, Paperback) Evelyn Waugh

    Helena is the intelligent, horse-mad daughter of a British chieftain who is thrown into marriage with the man who will one day become the Roman emperor Constantius. Leaving home for lands unknown, she spends her adulthood seeking truth in the religions, mythologies, and philosophies of the declining ancient world, and becomes initiated into Christianity just as it is recognized as the religion of...

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    Vile Bodies (English, Hardback) Evelyn Waugh

    In the years following the First World War a new generation emerged, wistful and vulnerable beneath the glitter. The Bright Young Things of 1920s London, with their paradoxical mix of innocence and sophistication, exercised their inventive minds and vile bodies in every kind of capricious escapade. In these pages a vivid assortment of characters, among them the struggling writer Adam Fenwick-Symes...

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    Brideshead Revisited (English, Paperback) Evelyn Waugh

    Waugh tells the story of the Marchmain family. Aristocratic, beautiful and charming, the Marchmains are indeed a symbol of England and her decline in this novel of the upper class of the 1920s and the abdication of responsibility in the 1930s.

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