Stories of his brutish excesses continue to be passed down from generation to generation.
Sadism, bisexuality, a passion for words, poetical and psychological acumen enhance this wonderfully in-depth and multi layered story.
Much of this book consists of long quotations from the authors' works, including diary entries and correspondence.
The very famous Waugh literary dynasty gets the royal treatment here at the hands of one of its later members. Read morePublished 6 months ago by othoniaboys
I do not remember when or where I first heard the name Evelyn Waugh. I suspect it was through repeated references to his writings in other books that I came to take up Brideshead... Read morePublished on February 18, 2013 by Wyman Richardson
Unfortunately, Alexander Waugh--author of this family autobiography--doesn't live up to the examples of his father (Auberon)and grandfather (Evelyn). Read morePublished on September 3, 2009 by sandra
A beautifully written detailed account of the professional, social and family lives of four generations of writers. From Dr. Read morePublished on May 17, 2009 by Alina Tortosa
Alexander Waugh writes with intimacy and honesty about his lineage. Stocked with access to intimate family papers and diaries of his father (Auberon Waugh), grandfather (Evelyn... Read morePublished on July 4, 2008 by Jedrury
After hearing Alexander Waugh discuss this book on a radio program recently, I felt compelled to buy it. Read morePublished on May 24, 2008 by E. Hosch
This collective biography spans about six generations responsible for, one from the fifth generation tells us, about 180 books-- quite an average. Read morePublished on March 12, 2008 by John L Murphy
I have not finished this book yet, but so far it is an enjoyable and interesting read.
I am a Waugh fan, and have most of their books, which are very enjoyable. Read more