Lincoln MacVeagh

Sponge Cakes with Gooseberry Fool? Evelyn Waugh was odd.

03.6.2006 | Lincoln MacVeagh | Literature | 7 Comments



During the German bombing campaign of 1943 Waugh asked that his eldest son be sent to London, while at the same time ordering his library removed to the country for safekeeping. He joked about the decision in his diary as follows, “It would seem from this that I prefer my books to my son. I can argue that fireman rescue children and destroy books, but the truth is that a child is easily replaced while a book destroyed is utterly lost…”