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Evelyn Waugh’s fiction has such an irrepressibly funny and life affirming feel to it. Yet there is a sadness, too, which emerges from the generation that survived the World War One only to find itself fighting again.
Scoop is set in both rural England and a fictional African nation about to see its government fall as civil war breaks out. But who has caused the chaos and why?
Scoop by Evelyn Waugh
The first was to produce memorable quips and one-liners with a dry, acerbic wit that would still be remembered a…
Dorothy L Sayers’ fiction has intrigued me for decades. We both studied at Somerville College, Oxford, where her presence was still felt through her novel Gaudy Night when I was there in the 1990s. I prefer the comedy of her murder mysteries, including Whose Body?
Whose Body? by Dorothy L Sayers
Dorothy L Sayers was one of the most popular writers in the Golden Age of Murder Mystery in the Twenties and Thirties…
I felt intense admiration for the writer Samra Habib when I read her memoir We Have Always Been Here. Being LGBTQIA+ is tough in many parts of the world, as this moving story of her life demonstrates.