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So many lovely Penguins in stock... Link in bio.

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“These memories, which are my life, for we possess nothing certainly except the past, were always with me.”🌲☃️🎅
Evelyn Waugh
Brideshead Revisited
#berries 
#evergreen #evelynwaugh #bridesheadrevisited #photowall #festive #books #deepthoughts #christmas #christmastree Instagram Photos | videos | post

“These memories, which are my life, for we possess nothing certainly except the past, were always with me.”🌲☃️🎅 Evelyn Waugh Brideshead Revisited

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"Only when one has lost all curiosity about the future has one reached the age to write an autobiography." . El primer volumen (al que no siguió ninguno más) de la autobiografía que Evelyn Waugh escribiría basándose en sus diarios de la infancia. Sorprende el tono intimista para ser un escritor británico de su época. No obstante es pulcro, correcto, preciso y de una exquisita elegancia. Tanta exquisitez que algunos párrafos me ha llevado mi tiempo traducirlos y entenderlos. Lo que más he disfrutado ha sido la detallada descripción que hace del ambiente puramente victoriano que se respiraba en su casa y en la residencia de sus abuelos que posteriormente pasarían a heredar sus tías. De ésta última dice "from outside it seemed a regular, prosaic habitation, well hidden in its small grounds by walls and shrubberies. I suspect that the stucco-covered front rooms and porch had been imposed in early Victorian days on an older farm house, for inside it was rambling and haphazard, with rooms all at different levels, stone-flagged passages and a tiny interior courtyard where stood a pump". .

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#ElizabethPonsonby (1900-1940) by #BertramPark, 1922, #Sketch. (Article/Illustrated London News/Mary Evans Picture Library) 
She was daughter of Arthur Ponsonby (1871-1946), Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, later created Baron Ponsonby of Shulbrede and had one brother #MatthewPonsonby (1904-1976), who became the 2nd Baron.
Elizabeth was a prominent member of the #BrightYoungThings, well-connected socialites who featured heavily in the contemporary tabloid press for what were perceived to be their hedonistic antics. #TomDriberg wrote about her:

(1900-1940) by 1922, (Article/Illustrated London News/Mary Evans Picture Library) She was daughter of Arthur Ponsonby (1871-1946), Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, later created Baron Ponsonby of Shulbrede and had one brother (1904-1976), who became the 2nd Baron. Elizabeth was a prominent member of the well-connected socialites who featured heavily in the contemporary tabloid press for what were perceived to be their hedonistic antics. wrote about her: "She was a very emphatic and rather pathetic character at the same time, rather thin and scraggy but quite pretty — a bit older than the others. She was one of the vital sparks who got the parties going, and I liked her tremendously." Alongside and Ponsonby was considered to be one of the leaders of the group. Her father was displeased by her notoriety, commenting "I think she is made for better things" and regretting that she was "famous for her extravagant pranks". writes in memoirs: “In those years I saw a good deal of another cousin, Elizabeth Ponsonby, who exemplified her period perfectly. The waste of time which took place was prodigious. One was always, in the silly world I moved in at the age of seventeen, dressing up for a party; indeed, one travelled with a dinner jacket and a matelot's uniform, which we had found out to be the quickest and simplest form of fancy dress." Ponsonby was a model for Agatha Runcible in novel Vile Bodies. Her marriage in 1929 to (1903-1987), son of Major W. F. H. Pelly and kinsman of the Pelly baronets, was dissolved in 1933, and Ponsonby later entered a relationship with garage proprietor John Ludovic ('Ludy') Ford. She also had an affair with politician (1901-1963). She died in 1940, according to her brother, Matthew, of alcoholism.

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...other Evelyn Waughs from the pretty Penguin series also now available. Link in bio. Instagram Photos | videos | post

...other Evelyn Waughs from the pretty Penguin series also now available. Link in bio.

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Back in stock. Lovely Penguin edition of Scoop now available. Link in bio. Instagram Photos | videos | post

Back in stock. Lovely Penguin edition of Scoop now available. Link in bio.

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love of my life Instagram Photos | videos | post

love of my life

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Ben Whishaw, English actor, as Sebastian Flyte in “Brideshead Revisited” #benwhishaw #aloysius #bridesheadrevisited #evelynwaugh #londonspy #excellentheadgearthread Instagram Photos | videos | post

Ben Whishaw, English actor, as Sebastian Flyte in “Brideshead Revisited”

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From the archive: 'the loved one' (for Evelyn Waugh) / 2002 / graphite on bristol board / #evelynwaugh #thelovedone #ruysch #frederickruysch #mementomori Instagram Photos | videos | post

From the archive: 'the loved one' (for Evelyn Waugh) / 2002 / graphite on bristol board /

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“Up to a point, Lord Copper.” •
🗞
Good morning guys! The sun is shining, birds are chirping—no, I cannot be this sugarcoated since I barely slept last night because of work. Hell, 
I am a journalist and I’ve worked for a newspaper for 3 years now… 
Yes, I am one of the “bad guys” and a newsroom is most times exactly like a high-school classroom or a dysfunctional blended family with joy, bickering and envy and…argh!
My best friends? A cup of super strong (and too often one day old) coffee and a bad case of insomnia 😂
🗞
SCOOP by EVELYN WAUGH •
🗞
Nature columnist William Boot is mistaken for a proper correspondent and sent to cover an African war by “The Daily Beast”, a newspaper owned by the magnate Lord Copper, who has always prided himself on his intuitive flair for spotting ace reporters. That is not to say he has not made the odd blunder, however, and may in a moment of weakness make another. Acting on a dinner-party tip from Mrs Algernon Smith, he feels convinced that he has hit on just the chap to cover a promising little war in the African Republic of Ishmaelia. •
🗞
This is probably the funniest novel about journalism ever written, and Boot’s description of himself as a “questing vole” has become journalistic slang.
This book shouldn’t work…And yet, the irreverent and sharp satire of

“Up to a point, Lord Copper.” • 🗞 Good morning guys! The sun is shining, birds are chirping—no, I cannot be this sugarcoated since I barely slept last night because of work. Hell, I am a journalist and I’ve worked for a newspaper for 3 years now… Yes, I am one of the “bad guys” and a newsroom is most times exactly like a high-school classroom or a dysfunctional blended family with joy, bickering and envy and…argh! My best friends? A cup of super strong (and too often one day old) coffee and a bad case of insomnia 😂 🗞 SCOOP by EVELYN WAUGH • 🗞 Nature columnist William Boot is mistaken for a proper correspondent and sent to cover an African war by “The Daily Beast”, a newspaper owned by the magnate Lord Copper, who has always prided himself on his intuitive flair for spotting ace reporters. That is not to say he has not made the odd blunder, however, and may in a moment of weakness make another. Acting on a dinner-party tip from Mrs Algernon Smith, he feels convinced that he has hit on just the chap to cover a promising little war in the African Republic of Ishmaelia. • 🗞 This is probably the funniest novel about journalism ever written, and Boot’s description of himself as a “questing vole” has become journalistic slang. This book shouldn’t work…And yet, the irreverent and sharp satire of "Fleet Street" and its pursuit of hot news makes perfect sense today as it did in 1938 when it was written. As Waugh herself said, newspaper life can corrupt those who aren’t alert enough and this novel depicts to perfection the fast, light, entertaining and—at times—lethal newspaper world. I know journalism changed me: when I started I had more scruples, I could relate to people for real…now? After three years I can admit I’ve gained an ability to detach myself from most stories—and that is necessary but sad at the same time, especially since I have to be in constant contact with people. It taught me so much both about myself and the others, and it helped me conquer my shyness (only when I’m on the job) but it took away a piece of me too. • 🗞 — Crazy Family — “I didn’t think it was physically possible, but this both sucks and blows.” 🗞

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So many lovely Penguins in stock... Link in bio. Instagram Photos | videos | post

So many lovely Penguins in stock... Link in bio.

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“These memories, which are my life, for we possess nothing certainly except the past, were always with me.”🌲☃️🎅
Evelyn Waugh
Brideshead Revisited
#berries 
#evergreen #evelynwaugh #bridesheadrevisited #photowall #festive #books #deepthoughts #christmas #christmastree Instagram Photos | videos | post

“These memories, which are my life, for we possess nothing certainly except the past, were always with me.”🌲☃️🎅 Evelyn Waugh Brideshead Revisited

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"Only when one has lost all curiosity about the future has one reached the age to write an autobiography." . El primer volumen (al que no siguió ninguno más) de la autobiografía que Evelyn Waugh escribiría basándose en sus diarios de la infancia. Sorprende el tono intimista para ser un escritor británico de su época. No obstante es pulcro, correcto, preciso y de una exquisita elegancia. Tanta exquisitez que algunos párrafos me ha llevado mi tiempo traducirlos y entenderlos. Lo que más he disfrutado ha sido la detallada descripción que hace del ambiente puramente victoriano que se respiraba en su casa y en la residencia de sus abuelos que posteriormente pasarían a heredar sus tías. De ésta última dice "from outside it seemed a regular, prosaic habitation, well hidden in its small grounds by walls and shrubberies. I suspect that the stucco-covered front rooms and porch had been imposed in early Victorian days on an older farm house, for inside it was rambling and haphazard, with rooms all at different levels, stone-flagged passages and a tiny interior courtyard where stood a pump". .

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#ElizabethPonsonby (1900-1940) by #BertramPark, 1922, #Sketch. (Article/Illustrated London News/Mary Evans Picture Library) 
She was daughter of Arthur Ponsonby (1871-1946), Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, later created Baron Ponsonby of Shulbrede and had one brother #MatthewPonsonby (1904-1976), who became the 2nd Baron.
Elizabeth was a prominent member of the #BrightYoungThings, well-connected socialites who featured heavily in the contemporary tabloid press for what were perceived to be their hedonistic antics. #TomDriberg wrote about her:

(1900-1940) by 1922, (Article/Illustrated London News/Mary Evans Picture Library) She was daughter of Arthur Ponsonby (1871-1946), Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, later created Baron Ponsonby of Shulbrede and had one brother (1904-1976), who became the 2nd Baron. Elizabeth was a prominent member of the well-connected socialites who featured heavily in the contemporary tabloid press for what were perceived to be their hedonistic antics. wrote about her: "She was a very emphatic and rather pathetic character at the same time, rather thin and scraggy but quite pretty — a bit older than the others. She was one of the vital sparks who got the parties going, and I liked her tremendously." Alongside and Ponsonby was considered to be one of the leaders of the group. Her father was displeased by her notoriety, commenting "I think she is made for better things" and regretting that she was "famous for her extravagant pranks". writes in memoirs: “In those years I saw a good deal of another cousin, Elizabeth Ponsonby, who exemplified her period perfectly. The waste of time which took place was prodigious. One was always, in the silly world I moved in at the age of seventeen, dressing up for a party; indeed, one travelled with a dinner jacket and a matelot's uniform, which we had found out to be the quickest and simplest form of fancy dress." Ponsonby was a model for Agatha Runcible in novel Vile Bodies. Her marriage in 1929 to (1903-1987), son of Major W. F. H. Pelly and kinsman of the Pelly baronets, was dissolved in 1933, and Ponsonby later entered a relationship with garage proprietor John Ludovic ('Ludy') Ford. She also had an affair with politician (1901-1963). She died in 1940, according to her brother, Matthew, of alcoholism.

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...other Evelyn Waughs from the pretty Penguin series also now available. Link in bio. Instagram Photos | videos | post

...other Evelyn Waughs from the pretty Penguin series also now available. Link in bio.

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Back in stock. Lovely Penguin edition of Scoop now available. Link in bio. Instagram Photos | videos | post

Back in stock. Lovely Penguin edition of Scoop now available. Link in bio.

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love of my life Instagram Photos | videos | post

love of my life

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Ben Whishaw, English actor, as Sebastian Flyte in “Brideshead Revisited” #benwhishaw #aloysius #bridesheadrevisited #evelynwaugh #londonspy #excellentheadgearthread Instagram Photos | videos | post

Ben Whishaw, English actor, as Sebastian Flyte in “Brideshead Revisited”

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From the archive: 'the loved one' (for Evelyn Waugh) / 2002 / graphite on bristol board / #evelynwaugh #thelovedone #ruysch #frederickruysch #mementomori Instagram Photos | videos | post

From the archive: 'the loved one' (for Evelyn Waugh) / 2002 / graphite on bristol board /

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“Up to a point, Lord Copper.” •
🗞
Good morning guys! The sun is shining, birds are chirping—no, I cannot be this sugarcoated since I barely slept last night because of work. Hell, 
I am a journalist and I’ve worked for a newspaper for 3 years now… 
Yes, I am one of the “bad guys” and a newsroom is most times exactly like a high-school classroom or a dysfunctional blended family with joy, bickering and envy and…argh!
My best friends? A cup of super strong (and too often one day old) coffee and a bad case of insomnia 😂
🗞
SCOOP by EVELYN WAUGH •
🗞
Nature columnist William Boot is mistaken for a proper correspondent and sent to cover an African war by “The Daily Beast”, a newspaper owned by the magnate Lord Copper, who has always prided himself on his intuitive flair for spotting ace reporters. That is not to say he has not made the odd blunder, however, and may in a moment of weakness make another. Acting on a dinner-party tip from Mrs Algernon Smith, he feels convinced that he has hit on just the chap to cover a promising little war in the African Republic of Ishmaelia. •
🗞
This is probably the funniest novel about journalism ever written, and Boot’s description of himself as a “questing vole” has become journalistic slang.
This book shouldn’t work…And yet, the irreverent and sharp satire of

“Up to a point, Lord Copper.” • 🗞 Good morning guys! The sun is shining, birds are chirping—no, I cannot be this sugarcoated since I barely slept last night because of work. Hell, I am a journalist and I’ve worked for a newspaper for 3 years now… Yes, I am one of the “bad guys” and a newsroom is most times exactly like a high-school classroom or a dysfunctional blended family with joy, bickering and envy and…argh! My best friends? A cup of super strong (and too often one day old) coffee and a bad case of insomnia 😂 🗞 SCOOP by EVELYN WAUGH • 🗞 Nature columnist William Boot is mistaken for a proper correspondent and sent to cover an African war by “The Daily Beast”, a newspaper owned by the magnate Lord Copper, who has always prided himself on his intuitive flair for spotting ace reporters. That is not to say he has not made the odd blunder, however, and may in a moment of weakness make another. Acting on a dinner-party tip from Mrs Algernon Smith, he feels convinced that he has hit on just the chap to cover a promising little war in the African Republic of Ishmaelia. • 🗞 This is probably the funniest novel about journalism ever written, and Boot’s description of himself as a “questing vole” has become journalistic slang. This book shouldn’t work…And yet, the irreverent and sharp satire of "Fleet Street" and its pursuit of hot news makes perfect sense today as it did in 1938 when it was written. As Waugh herself said, newspaper life can corrupt those who aren’t alert enough and this novel depicts to perfection the fast, light, entertaining and—at times—lethal newspaper world. I know journalism changed me: when I started I had more scruples, I could relate to people for real…now? After three years I can admit I’ve gained an ability to detach myself from most stories—and that is necessary but sad at the same time, especially since I have to be in constant contact with people. It taught me so much both about myself and the others, and it helped me conquer my shyness (only when I’m on the job) but it took away a piece of me too. • 🗞 — Crazy Family — “I didn’t think it was physically possible, but this both sucks and blows.” 🗞

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