Evelyn Waugh was the most complicated of men It is the first great virtue of Selina Hastings' splendid biography that she never forgets it. Consequently she has written a sympathetic and highly intelligent book which also - rarity of rarities these days - reads rapidly. It is sympathetic also because, like Waugh himself, the author adores gossip.'- Daily Telegraph
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Selina Hastings is a writer and journalist, and the author of four literary biographies of Nancy Mitford, Evelyn Waugh (winner of the Marsh Biography Prize), Rosamond Lehmann and Somerset Maugham.
A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, she reviews regularly and has been a judge of the Booker, Whitbread, British Academy, Ondaatje and Duff Cooper Prizes, and of the UK Biographers' Award.
'Her style is supremely elegant and her eye for detail brings dazzle and wit to every page ... This is a monumental book.' -- Independent on Sunday
'Evelyn Waugh was one of the funniest writers in the language. Selina Hastings' book is alive with his humour.' -- Sunday Express
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Book Description Capuchin Classics, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111907429808