Selina Hastings

Strange Kinds of Love

Fathers and Sons: The Autobiography of a Family


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It was the death of Auberon (‘Bron’) Waugh nearly three years ago that led his son Alexander to investigate the relationships between fathers and sons over five generations of his family. Alexander loved and admired his father, with whom he enjoyed an eccentric but far happier relationship than Bron did with Evelyn Waugh, or Evelyn with his father, Arthur, or indeed Arthur with his father, Alexander Waugh, ominously known as ‘the Brute’. The result of these filial researches is a remarkable work of family history, exceptional for its honesty, intuitiveness, humour, and for the beguiling individuality of its author’s voice.

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