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The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold tells of Waugh's horror at private letters being made public.

Book Group: The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold

Words by Ian Truslove. The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold: “A Conversation Piece” recounts a period of mental confusion and breakdown in the life of Gilbert Pinfold, an established novelist of mature years. Evelyn Waugh’s last stand-alone novel was published in 1957, nine years before his death. It is an uncomfortable book. It is significantly autobiographical, and many of […]

Adult Learners’ Week Special: A Handful of Dust

Adult Learners’ Week Special: A Handful of Dust

The Book Group is delighted to be taking part in Leicester libraries’ Adult Learners’ Week, which runs form 14-20 June 2014. On the Saturday 14th, we will be discussing A Handful of Dust, hailed by many as Evelyn Waugh’s best novel. Email Barbara to book your free place, or comment below to kickstart the conversation online. When: Saturday […]

Interpretations of Brideshead Revisited

Book Group: Brideshead Revisited

On Saturday 25th January 2014, the whole group met for the first time at Leicester Central Library to discuss Brideshead Revisited. This is a novel whose reputation goes before it, and those of us who hadn’t encountered it before didn’t know what to expect – but nevertheless knew they didn’t quite get what they were […]

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