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EVELYN WAUGH AND NANCY MITFORD A Literary Correspondence Course
With Selina Hastings

Thursday the 12th of May 2011
Doors at 6 pm, Show commences at 7 pm

Evelyn Waugh and Nancy Mitford:A Literary Correspondence Course describes the pupil/teacher relationship that existed for almost fifteen years between Evelyn Waugh (the teacher) and Nancy Mitford (the pupil).  Their friendship endured much longer, but this particular aspect of it, charming, comic and frequently contentious, existed while Nancy was engaged in writing her three best novels, The Pursuit of Love, Love in a Cold Climate and The Blessing.  

Selina Hastings
Selina Hastings is a writer and journalist. She worked for 14 years as assistant literary editor on the Daily Telegraph, and for 8 years as literary editor of Harper's & Queen. She is the author of three biographies, Nancy Mitford, Evelyn Waugh (winner of the Marsh Biography Prize), and Rosamond Lehmann (2002), and has written a number of books for children, including a complete retelling of the Bible.

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