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Mad world : Evelyn Waugh and the secrets of Brideshead

Author: Paula Byrne
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"A terrifically engaging and original biography of Evelyn Waugh and the family that provided him with the most significant friendships of his life and inspired his masterpiece, BRIDESHEAD REVISITED"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Evelyn Waugh; Evelyn Waugh; Evelyn Waugh
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paula Byrne
ISBN: 9780060881306 0060881305
OCLC Number: 419855296
Description: xi, 367 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: A tale of two childhoods --
Lancing versus Eton --
Oxford: '...her secret none can utter' --
The scarlet woman --
In the balance --
The Lygon heritage --
Untoward incidents --
Bright young things --
The busting of boom --
Madresfield visited --
The Beauchamp belles --
Christmas at mad --
An encounter in Rome --
Up the Amazon --
A gothic man --
Fiasco in the arctic --
Ladies and lapdogs --
A year of departures --
Three weddings and a funeral --
Waugh's war --
The door to Brideshead --
Brideshead unlocked --
Coda: 'Laughter and the love of friends'.
Responsibility: Paula Byrne.

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"A terrifically engaging and original biography of Evelyn Waugh and the family that provided him with the most significant friendships of his life and inspired his masterpiece, BRIDESHEAD REVISITED"--Provided by publisher.

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