Will This Do?
|Rating||:||4.58 (597 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||288 Pages|
His son also claims that his father felt entitled "to advertise an acute and unqualified dislike of his six children." This particular Waugh has wandered around the world and written five novels, many book reviews and hundreds of acerbic, often witty columns for periodicals like the Spectator, Private Eye and the New Statesman. From Publishers Weekly One senses Waugh doesn't really want his readers to answer the question in his title, because for many it won't do! Those without knowledge of or interest in English literary publications and feuds therein will wonder at so many tempests in such tiny teacups, and those put off by English upper-class pretensions will get an overdose. He tells a rather sad tale. . While offering juicy gossip for
As enjoyable and outrageous an autobiography as the best of his father's fiction, Will This Do? takes the reader from Waugh's difficult childhood, through his education first at Oxford and then Fleet Street, to his stingingly funny column at the libelous Private Eye.. A resounding chorus of "Yes, it will!" greeted the long-awaited American publication of the memoirs of the eldest son of Evelyn Waugh and the best-loved practitioner of what he calls "the vituperative arts" in Britain
major said Its more than enough. Perhaps if you grew up in England or knew something about many of the obscure people he mentions and the country houses (Mansions is more like it), I don't know any houses that look like these even of well off friends, you might find it interesting. Much of the material is included in a much better book by his son Alexander Waugh, Fathers and Sons: The Autobiography of a Family. Reading this book at l. I have not received it yet! I have not received it yet, so my review is the vendor did a poor job in mailing it.. THE MAN IN THE IRONIC MASK .The death of Auberon Waugh in January 2001 marks the end of an era. Auberon and his father Evelyn were masters of the English language. Together they perfected the use of ironic wit."Will this Do?" is much more than an autobiography. It is an encapsulation of an era and a culture. His work covers that incredible period of British history (1960 - 1980) where the "old order" Establishment, with its upp