Work Suspended and Other Stories

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Penguin Books Limited, May 31, 2012 - Fiction - 320 pages
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These pieces show the range of Waugh's skills: Mr Loveday's Little Outing; Cruise; Period Piece; On Guard; An Englishman's Home; Excursion in Reality; Bella Fleace Gave a Party; Winner Takes All; Work Suspended; Scott-King's Modern Europe; Basil Seal Rides Again; and Charles Ryder's Schooldays.

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Review: Work Suspended and other stories including Basil Seal Rides Again

User Review  - Daisyjess - Goodreads

I'm not a big fan of satire in general - I don't enjoy the constant picking on weaknesses - but Waugh's writing is excellent. Read full review

Review: Work Suspended and other stories including Basil Seal Rides Again

User Review  - Eileen - Goodreads

One story in and it's definitely worth it. ETA: Ok, I stalled out for awhile in the middle of Scott-King's Europe, but have rallied and finished. For some reason I wasn't expecting Martha Gellhorn to ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966) was born in London and educated at Oxford. He quickly established a reputation with such social satirical novels as DECLINE AND FALL, VILE BODIES and SCOOP. Waugh became a Catholic in 1930, and his later books display a more serious attitude, as seen in the religious theme of BRIDESHEAD REVISITED, a nostalgic evocation of student days at Oxford. His diaries were published in 1976, and his letters in 1980.

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