Friday, October 28, 2005

Evelyn Waugh

British satirist and novelist Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966) was born on this day.

For 4 years at school I read Brideshead Revisited during Christmas break. The novel was a supreme delicacy to be looked forward to and savored during those precious few vacation days, like the cherished plovers' eggs that Sebastian Flyte's mother sent to him at school in the novel.

Visit Doubting Hall - a very nice guided tour of the works of Evelyn Waugh. I particularly enjoyed the random "Quotes of the Day" link.

For the record, I once saw canned plovers' eggs at a grocer's, but don't ask me where or when.

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