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Fathers and Sons

Alexander Waugh

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Biography: general, Prose: non-fiction, Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose write

Alexander Waugh's remarkable account of his family's turbulent history will fascinate anyone interested in the Waughs or in understanding the most important of male relationships

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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Praise for Fathers and Sons

  • 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

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Alexander Waugh

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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