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One of the foremost writers of our times, Evelyn Waugh was also one of its most extraordinary eccentrics. Here in intimate detail are the collapse of Waugh's first marriage and his conversion to the Catholic Church, his second marriage and the social milieu satirized in such classics as Brideshead Revisited and A Handful of Dust. Photos.
“Evelyn Waugh was the most complicated of men… It is the first great virtue of Selina Hastings’s 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
“Evelyn Waugh was one of the funniest writers in the language. Selina Hastings’s book is alive with his humour.” – Sunday Express
“Be assured that you would be unlikely to find a more entertaining, delightful or rewarding book on Waugh if you were to search… for the next twenty years. The narrative is at once gripping and thoughtful on every page.” – Mail On Sunday