Excerpt from The End of the Battle
Then in August 1943 there fell on him the blow that had crushed Jumbo at Mugg: I'm sorry, Uncle, but I'm afraid we shan't be taking you with us when we go to foreign parts. You've been invaluable in training. Don't know what I should have done without you. But I can't risk taking a chap of your age into action.
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About the Author
Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966) was an English author of novels, biographies, and travel books, in addition to being a prolific journalist and book reviewer. His best-known books include the early satires Decline and Fall and A Handful of Dust, and especially the novel Brideshead Revisited, a classic tale of British life between the world wars popularized by a BBC television dramatization.
Date of Birth:October 28, 1903
Date of Death:April 10, 1966
Place of Birth:West Hampstead, London
Education:Hertford College, Oxford University, 1921-1924; Heatherley's Art School, 1924