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  • When the Going Was Good: 16
    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
    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
    Brideshead Revisited (English, Hardback) Evelyn Waugh

    The wellsprings of desire and the impediments to love come brilliantly into focus in Evelyn Waugh's masterpiece-a novel that immerses us in the glittering and seductive world of English aristocracy in the waning days of the empire. Through the story of Charles Ryder's entanglement with the Flytes, a great Catholic family, Evelyn Waugh charts the passing of the privileged world he knew in his own...

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  • Decline and Fall: No. 2
    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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  • Scoop
    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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  • Brideshead Revisited
    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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  • The Complete Short Stories
    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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  • Helena
    Helena (English, Hardback) 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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  • The Letters of Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh
    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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  • Edmund Campion: Jesuit and Martyr
    Edmund Campion: Jesuit and Martyr (Paperback) 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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  • Helena: 18
    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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  • The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold: 19
    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
    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
    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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  • Ninety-Two Days
    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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  • The Life of Right Reverend Ronald Knox
    The Life of Right Reverend Ronald Knox (Paperback) 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 wit and spiritual wisdom. This title presents his portrait.

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  • Evelyn Waugh: The Complete Stories
    Evelyn Waugh: The Complete Stories (English, Paperback) Evelyn Waugh

    Evelyn Waugh's short fiction reveals in miniaturized perfection the elements that made him the greatest satirist of the twentieth century. The stories collected here range from delightfully barbed portraits of the British upper classes to an alternative ending to Waugh's novel A Handful of Dust; from a "missing chapter" in the life of Charles Ryder, the nostalgic hero of Brideshead Revisited, to a...

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  • Helena
    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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  • The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold
    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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  • Decline and Fall
    Decline and Fall (English, Paperback) Evelyn Waugh

    Sent down from Oxford after a wild, drunken party, Paul Pennyfeather is oddly surprised to find himself qualifying for the position of schoolmaster at a boys' private school in Wales. His colleagues are an assortment of misfits, rascals and fools, including Prendy (plagued by doubts) and Captain Grimes, who is always in the soup (or just plain drunk). Then Sports Day arrives, and with it the...

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