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Fathers And Sons by Alexander Waugh
  

Fathers And Sons

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The famous literary family whose relationships became public property over four generations. This is a book of fathers and sons, yes, but also a book of writing and writers and of turbulence and conflict. In many ways what one would expect from such a highly talented family. It is actually quite riveting.

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Fathers And Sons by Alexander Waugh

The Waugh family has been writing books since the nineteenth century. Evelyn's father, brother and son were all writers and now his grandson has taken up the baton. Based on recollections of his father, Auberon, and on a mine of hitherto unseen documents relating to Evelyn and his close family, Alexander Waugh skilfully traces the threads of influence that have linked father to son across a century of conflict, turmoil and change. FATHERS AND SONS is much more than a family tale: it is a study of birth and death, of writers and writing, of conforming and rebelling. It is a frank and intimate memoir, a revealing history and a book about famous men.

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'An honest and entertaining account'
Independent

'His account is intimate and heartfelt but unsentimentally told and with a wit and verve that his father could be proud of'
Independent on Sunday Honest and entertaining account Independent

'Barbed editorialising that brings to mind his illustrious forebears... substantial insight'
Sunday Herald

'hilarious and moving family memoir'
Sunday Telegraph

'barbed editorialising that brings to mind his illustrious forebears ...substantial insight'
Sunday Herald

About the Author

Alexander Waugh is the grandson of Evelyn Waugh and son of columnist Auberon Waugh and novelist Teresa Waugh. The former chief Opera Critic at both the Mail on Sunday and the London Evening Standard, he is also a publisher (Travelman Publishing), cartoonist and award-winning composer.

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Book Info

Publication date

5th September 2005

Author

Alexander Waugh

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Publisher

Headline Book Publishing Ltd

Format

Paperback (b Format)
480 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
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Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
Literary studies: from c 1900 -
Biography: literary

ISBN

9780755312559

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