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Evelyn Waugh is regarded as one of the most brilliant novelists of his day.

BBC recordings of interviews with Waugh have been released from the British Library's Sound Archive - from his first broadcast interview in 1938, to a lecture given at the Royal Society of Literature just three years before his death. 

Listen to our interview with Waugh's grandson, Alexander, and hear extracts from his interviews below.
 
Alexander Waugh remembers his grandfather

In these extracts from 'Frankly Speaking' broadcast in November 1953:

Waugh talks about travelling abroad
His distaste for crowds
And the difficulties he has writing

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