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Author Name:    WAUGH, Alec

Title:   My Brother Evelyn and Other Profiles. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Cassell, 1967, 

Seller ID:   907

WAUGH, Alec. My Brother Evelyn and Other Profiles. L.: Cassell, (1967). First UK Edition. Pp. 340. 8vo, red cloth. "Author, publisher, traveller, cricketer, lover of wine; Alec Waugh has been all these in the course of a lifewhich has brought him a host of friends around the world. He is a warm per son who knows a good friend when he sees one and is revered by all those with whom there has been mutual acceptance. This book contains his memories of many famous writers and some figures no longer so well remembered in the period between the wars. The section which will, no doubt, command the mostattention is that deveoted to the youth of his younger brother Evelyn. Thi s throws invaluable light on the early years of a great but difficult man and reveals an insight which only one so close as a brother could have. Further, Alec Waugh as friend, admirer and critic writes of many literary figures of the same period -- describing, in passing, the social scene, the setting in which their lives were lived. Included are: Sir Edmund Gosse, E. Temple Thurston, Desmond Coke, Ernest Rhys, Grand Richards, Frank Swinnerton, Robert Nichols, Robert Graves, Siegfried Sassoon, Richard Aldington, Hugh Kingsmill, Gerald Hopkins, Milton Hayes, JF. Holmes, Ralph Straus, W.L. George, Gilbert Cannan, W.W. Jacobs. Hugh Walpole, Clifford Bax, J.C. Squire, E.S.P. Haynes, Vyvyan Holland, Michael Arlen, Somerset Maugham. Descriptionsof the MacDowell Colony for writers in New England, the author's life in A merica and the story of the success of his famous 'Island in the Sun' bringthe book to a happy ending." - from the dj. Vg in price-clipped dj. 35.00


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