SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Evelyn Waugh
August 26, 2021
The wisdom of Evelyn Waugh provides theological sustenance in these fractious times
June 01, 2021
Evelyn Waugh’s idyllic Somerset house is for sale again. It appears to have lost its soul, says Sophia Waugh
May 01, 2021
Malice in Wonderland: My Adventures in the World of Cecil Beaton, by Hugo Vickers, reviewed by Nicky Haslam
March 01, 2021
The appeal of the Catholic Church to converts goes far beyond aesthetics, says Melanie McDonagh
February 08, 2021
Constructing a film out of a story as beloved of readers as The Lord of the Rings trilogy, or indeed Pride and Prejudice or Brideshead Revisited, is a delicate art. Very often, the result is a phenomenal disappointment. We will all have myriad examples to prove this. Not all films are worthy of their titles. 
January 20, 2021
With a star-studded new HBO/BBC adaptation of Brideshead Revisited now being cast, William Cash reveals why Evelyn Waugh’s portrayal of a decadent upper-class Catholic family was banned in 1947 by the Hollywood censors
December 23, 2020
Teresa Pinfold’s contributions to the letters page – parts of which hint at the pseudonymous correspondent's own concerns, others of which seem more to be an elaborate joke for the correspondent's own entertainment.
September 26, 2017
It's bad manners to discuss the terrible effects of sin. Waugh, like the authors of the correction, broke the taboo
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