11 September 2011

Catholic Herald

There's a nice little squib for Dance by Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith in this week's online version of the Catholic Herald.

09 September 2011

The 1951 Cheltenham Booker Prize

Our attention has been drawn to the following session at the upcoming Cheltenham Festival ...
L344 The 1951 Cheltenham Booker Prize
Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 16:00

Which 1951 book deserves to win our very own Booker? You have the vote!
Join Man Booker Prizes Literary Director Ion Trewin and our panel of judges, Amanda Foreman, Natalie Haynes, A L Kennedy, Alex Preston and Erica Wagner, as they debate the merits of Daphne du Maurier’s My Cousin Rachel, Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair, J D Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, John Wyndham’s The Day of the Triffids and Anthony Powell’s A Question of Upbringing.
With an introduction by John Coldstream.

Annual Lecture Mention in Evening Standard

The following appeared in the Londoner's Diary of the Evening Standrad on 7 September

A Widmerpool shoo-in
PROFESSOR Vernon Bogdanor is giving the next Anthony Powell Annual Lecture at the Wallace Collection in November on “The Politics of A Dance to the Music of Time”. The Anthony Powell Society has in the past awarded its Widmerpool Award to Derry Irvine, the Labour Lord Chancellor, judged to have behaved in the most Widmerpudlian fashion in the previous year.
Bogdanor, who taught David Cameron at Oxford, would be well-placed to point to a Tory who, as Widmerpool has been described, is a “boring, overwhelmingly ambitious arriviste, whose conversations are hideously detailed and humourless”. Surely John Bercow has got a sporting chance?