Waugh was widley regarded as the most brilliant satrical novelist of his day. Drawing on previously unpublished BBC broadcasts from a period of over 25 years, this CD presents Waugh in some of his most significant radio appearences. The recordings range from the earliest surviving example of Waugh's ...
voice, dating from 1938, to a speech given at the Royal Society of Literature in 1963, just three years before he died.
We hear the writer as a 35 year old, ten years into his first flush of literary success; as a middle aged man who abhorred post-war society; and as a venerated old master. Includes an introductory booklet.
Track listing 1. Up to London 2. Undergraduate Summer (extract) 3. Half in Love with Easeful Death 4. Frankly Speaking 5. Speech at the Royal Society of Literature