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Fathers and sons

Fathers and sons

Waugh, Alexander

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

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Review, 2005
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Statement of responsibility: Alexander Waugh
ISBN: 0755312554, 9780755312559
Note: Originally published: 2004.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 457-462) and index.
Physical Description: [vii], 472 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Authors, English 20th century Family relationships.; Fathers and sons Great Britain.; Authors, English 20th century Biography.; Waugh family.

Author note

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.


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.


'An honest and entertaining account'||'His account is intimate and heartfelt but unsentimentally told and with a wit and verve that his father could be proud of'||Honest and entertaining account||'Barbed editorialising that brings to mind his illustrious forebears... substantial insight'||'hilarious and moving family memoir'||'barbed editorialising that brings to mind his illustrious forebears ....substantial insight'