• An Evelyn Waugh Website
    Readers and students of Brideshead Revisited and the Sword of Honour trilogy need look no further than David Cliffe's richly detailed reference.
  • Evelyn Waugh Newsletter and Studies and The Evelyn Waugh Society
    An active international community of Waugh scholars is at work online. For excellent articles unavailable elsewhere and for details of the 2008 Evelyn Waugh Conference, bookmark these two sites.
  • "Face to Face" 18 June 1960
    Four valuable recordings from Waugh's famous BBC interview with John Freeman. RealPlayer required.
  • Hertford College, Oxford
    Asked once what he did for his college Waugh replied, "I drank for it." A short biographical sketch that pays particular attention to Brideshead (naturally) and the Sword of Honour trilogy but falls disappointingly silent about his undergraduate excesses.
  • Hansard, 10 June 1999
    Taken from the official record of debate in the Houses of Parliament, here Lord Longford recalls Waugh at lunch with Sir William Beveridge, founder of the welfare state.
  • Evelyn Waugh: The Height of His Powers
    High praise for the unjustly overlooked Put Out More Flags.
  • Decline and Fall
    A contemporary review from 1928. Included here for novelty value rather than for any penetrating insight into the text, it reads back like the work of Harry Enfield's Mr Cholmondely-Warner. Even features the word 'agreeable'.
  • A headful of dust - Nicholas Lezard in The Guardian
    Newspaper article celebrating Penguin's 1999 reissue of The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold.
  • W F Deedes: Like Boot of The Beast
    Extracts from Lord Deedes' memoir At War With Waugh were published in the Telegraph - here's the first.

Related author sites

  • Kingsley Amis
    Good list of the novelist and poet's selected works, plus rudimentary biographical details.
  • Cyril Connolly by William Boyd
    "It is closing time in the gardens of the West and from now on an artist will be judged only by the resonance of his solitude or the quality of his despair..."
  • The Waste Land by T S Eliot as hypertext
    At times as bewildering to navigate as the poem itself - not least for being cluttered with Google ads and useless pop-ups - this fascinating site annotates Eliot's masterpiece of 'rhythmical grumbling'. "The Waste Land" set the tone for Waugh's literary generation and captured the mood of the one before it: Anthony Blanche bawls the lines through a megaphone in Brideshead Revisited and the poem was the source of the title A Handful of Dust.
  • Aldous Huxley - Soma Web
    Best of the Internet's Huxley sites, with an extensive list of links and bibliography. Dominated by discussion of Brave New World, but that's life.
  • Wyndham Lewis and 'anti-pathos'
    Purists may dispute the matter, but the resemblance to Waugh must be clear to any reader who's ever picked up The Apes of God.
  • Anthony Powell Resources Page
    A huge and comprehensive site dedicated to this fine novelist, friend of Waugh and Oxford contemporary.
  • Anthony Powell - Powell's Way
    Terrific essay by Christopher Hitchens located on the New York Review of Books website. Concentrating on A Dance to the Music of Time, Hitchens touches on the Tory novelist instincts shared to some extent by Waugh, while making clear the essential differences between the two writers.
  • Saki (H H Munro) - The Chronicles of Clovis
    All twenty-eight short stories are available here on-line. This is Saki's best-known collection and includes "Tobermory", "Sredni Vashtar" and "The Jesting of Arlington Stringham".