Mad World: Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead by Paula Byrne

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A terrifically engaging and original biography of one of England’s greatest novelists, Evelyn Waugh, and the glamorous, eccentric, debauched, and ultimately tragic family that provided him with the most significant friendships of his life and inspired his masterpiece, Brideshead Revisited. Fans of The Mitfords , D.J. Taylor’s Bright Young People , and Alexander Waugh’s Fathers and Sons , as well as Anglophiles in general, will find much to savor in Paula Byrne’s wonderful Mad World.

Harper Perennial, 2010.
ISBN: 9780060881313. 368 pp.
Softcover. Near fine.