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Dr Finlay's Casebook written by A.J. Cronin performed by James Cameron Stewart on CD (Unabridged)

Dr Finlay's Casebook written by A.J. Cronin performed by James Cameron Stewart on CD (Unabridged)£69.99

Dr Finlay's Casebook brings together Adventures of a Black Bag and Dr Finlay of Tannochbrae, A.J. Cronin's two hugely popular collections featuring his most famous creation, Dr Finlay. Set in and around the fictional Scottish town of Levenford and village of Tannochbrae during the inter-war years, the stories...

At War With Waugh - The Real Story of Scoop written by W.F. Deedes performed by W.F. Deedes on CD (Unabridged)

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ISBN:  9781408401491
Genre - Main:  Non-Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Memoir
Duration:  275 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  W.F. Deedes
Narrator 1:  W.F. Deedes
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History, both political and literary, was made when W. F. Deedes met Evelyn Waugh in 1935. Both were in Abyssinia to cover a war which many in England regarded with bewildered indifference but which profoundly influenced an impending global conflict. Whilst Deedes was principally concerned with filing...

copy to London, the author of Brideshead Revisited had another agenda and another novel in mind, Scoop. As Waugh drank, played poker and observed hacks in seedy hotel bars in Addis Ababa, he focussed on one young reporter.

W. F. Deedes has always denied his association with Scoop's Boot, the innocent abroad and nature-notes writer who is accidentally dispatched to a war zone. However, he acknowledges some similarities - particularly the tonnage of kit he shipped from London.

Bill Deedes considers that 'little' war and its importance with the hindsight of a further 60-odd years of impeccably thoughtful reporting from other battlefields, whilst offering unique memories of his difficult contemporary - arguably the finest English novelist of his time.

Written with characteristic wit, insight and affection, At War with Waugh is a small classic.

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