Evelyn Waugh - A Life Revisited

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Hailed by Graham Greene as 'the greatest novelist of my generation', yet reckoned by Hilaire Belloc to have been possessed by the devil, Waugh's literary reputation has risen steadily since Greene's assessment in 1966. Philip Eade revisits the life of Evelyn Waugh for a new and revealing biography.

Waugh's Estate has released previously unseen letters and there is new personal testimony from those who knew and worked with him. The book spans the whole of Waugh's life, presenting new details of his difficult relationship with his embarrassingly sentimental father, his love affair with Alastair Graham at Oxford, his disastrous marriage to Evelyn Gardner and its complicated annulment, his dramatic conversion to Roman Catholicism and his chequered wartime career.

Read by Nickolas Grace

Abridged by Libby Spurrier

Directed by Celia de Wolff

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

012016070420160705 (R4)

Philip Eade revisits the life of one of England's greatest novelists using family archives

Hailed by Graham Greene as 'the greatest novelist of my generation', yet reckoned by Hilaire Belloc to have been possessed by the devil, Waugh's literary reputation has risen steadily since Greene's assessment in 1966. Philip Eade revisits the life of Evelyn Waugh for a new and revealing biography.

Waugh's Estate has released previously unseen letters and there is new personal testimony from those who knew and worked with him. The book spans the whole of Waugh's life, presenting new details of his difficult relationship with his embarrassingly sentimental father, his love affair with Alastair Graham at Oxford, his disastrous marriage to Evelyn Gardner and its complicated annulment, his dramatic conversion to Roman Catholicism and his chequered wartime career.

Read by Nickolas Grace

Abridged by Libby Spurrier

Directed by Celia de Wolff

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

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Philip Eade revisits the life of one of England's greatest novelists using family archives

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Philip Eade revisits the life of one of England's greatest novelists using family archives

Hailed by Graham Greene as 'the greatest novelist of my generation', yet reckoned by Hilaire Belloc to have been possessed by the devil, Waugh's literary reputation has risen steadily since Greene's assessment in 1966. Philip Eade revisits the life of Evelyn Waugh for a new and revealing biography.

Waugh's Estate has released previously unseen letters and there is new personal testimony from those who knew and worked with him. The book spans the whole of Waugh's life, presenting new details of his difficult relationship with his embarrassingly sentimental father, his love affair with Alastair Graham at Oxford, his disastrous marriage to Evelyn Gardner and its complicated annulment, his dramatic conversion to Roman Catholicism and his chequered wartime career.

Read by Nickolas Grace

Abridged by Libby Spurrier

Directed by Celia de Wolff

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

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Evelyn Waugh is devastated by the end of his marriage and seeks refuge in travel.

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Waugh's most famous novel, Brideshead Revisited, is published at the end of the war.