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02:46 

soapboxsadie: View from the bridge that leads up to the...

Brideshead
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soapboxsadie:



View from the bridge that leads up to the Mausoleum



Castle Howard




@темы: brideshead, i am not i

04:11 

soapboxsadie: A Cherub inside the Mausoleum.

Brideshead
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soapboxsadie:



A Cherub inside the Mausoleum.





@темы: brideshead, i am not i

05:41 

soapboxsadie: Grounds outside Castle Howard.

Brideshead
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soapboxsadie:



Grounds outside Castle Howard.





@темы: brideshead, i am not i

22:31 

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00:01 

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02:31 

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04:47 

"Evelyn [Waugh]’s favourite [of the Lygon sisters] was blonde Maimie. […] Photographs..."

Brideshead
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“Evelyn [Waugh]’s favourite [of the Lygon sisters] was blonde Maimie. […] Photographs show her dressed in furs and cloche hat, carrying her ferocious one-eyed Pekingese, Grainger.*”

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Mad World by Paula Byrne



“Ah, Lady Julia, good morning to you, good morning. And how is the Peke this hunting morning?”





@темы: byrne, i am not i, julia

02:37 

"[Hugh Lygon] was suffering from what his sisters called ‘second son syndrome’."

Brideshead
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“[Hugh Lygon] was suffering from what his sisters called ‘second son syndrome’.”

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Mad World by Paula Byrne



“He wanted to be a priest, you know.”
“I didn’t.”
“I think he still does. He nearly became a Jesuit, straight from Stonyhurst. It was awful for Mummy. She couldn’t exactly try and stop him, but of course it was the last thing she wanted. Think what people would have said — the eldest son; it’s not as if it had been me.”





@темы: byrne, i am not i, sebastian

00:20 

"I though the Boom chapel at Madresfield the saddest thing I ever saw."

Brideshead
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“I though the Boom chapel at Madresfield the saddest thing I ever saw.”

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Evelyn Waugh


[via Mad World by Paula Byrne]




@темы: i am not i, brideshead, religion, waugh

22:08 

"The whole interior had been gutted, elaborately refurnished and redecorated in the ..."

Brideshead
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“The whole interior had been gutted, elaborately refurnished and redecorated in the arts-and-crafts style of the last decade of the nineteenth century. Angels in printed cotton smocks, rambler-roses, flower-spangled meadows, frisking lambs, texts in Celtic sсript, saints in armour, covered the walls in an intricate pattern of clear, bright colours. There was a triptych of pale oak, carved so as to give it the peculiar property of seeming to have been moulded in plasticine. The sanctuary lamp and all the metal furniture were of bronze, and-beaten to the patina of a pockmarked skin; the altar steps had a carpet of grass-green, strewn with white and gold daisies.

“Golly,” I said.

“It was Papa’s wedding present to Mamma. Now, if you’ve seen enough, we’ll go.””

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Evelyn [Waugh] changes the gold triptych to pale oak and the sanctuary lamp and metal furniture to bronze, but otherwise there is no mistaking the Madresfield chapel.



Mad World by Paula Byrne





@темы: brideshead, byrne, i am not i, religion

05:54 

Physical tricks of the family

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Physical tricks of the family




@темы: I am not I, Lord Marchmain, bridey, sebastian, unhealthy pictures

02:34 

"Madresfield was special because it had been home to the same family for eight centuries. Like the..."

Brideshead
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“Madresfield was special because it had been home to the same family for eight centuries. Like the mythical Brideshead, the real Madresfield had been remodeled several times. Parts were Jacobean, but there had been a major renovation in the style of Victorian Gothic.”

- Mad World by Paula Byrne


@темы: brideshead, byrne, i am not i

00:20 

"[When in 1931 Evelyn Waugh visited Madresfield for the first time, he] took the Great Western..."

Brideshead
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“[When in 1931 Evelyn Waugh visited Madresfield for the first time, he] took the Great Western Railway to Malvern Link. In future years he would travel to Worcester on a quicker train, where Maimie would pick him up in the car and drive him back to Madresfield: the experience of being a passenger driven up to a stately home by a beautiful flapper girl would be recreated in ‘Brideshead’.”

- Mad World by Paula Byrne


@темы: byrne, i am not i, julia, motifs, waugh

22:07 

From Paula Byrne's 'Mad World'

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Alec Waugh’s book about 1931, A Year to Remember, gives a detailed account of the scandal and its impact on his brother. He explicitly states that the events of that summer inspired Brideshead Revisited. Refusing to name the peer, even in 1975, the year of the memoir’s publication, Alec decided to call him Lord Marchmain:



In real life Lady Marchmain was the sister of a prominent Duke, and the case was being brought because of a quarrel between her husband and her brother, at her brother’s instigation. A groom for whom Marchmain had formed an attachment many years before was to be cited. The case was never brought because the King intervened. He could not allow a man who had been his own representative to be exposed to scandal. But the case was only dropped on the condition that Marchmain left the country.



Of Hugh, also not named, he writes: ‘His younger son was very good looking, very charming. He was also a very heavy drinker.’ Alec remembered that the wealthy and distinguished bisexual expatriate writer Somerset Maugham, who knew the family well, made the connection between Hugh Lygon and Sebastian Flyte in New York in 1945: ‘We all know, of course, who Sebastian was. A charming boy. He drank himself to death.’ Hugh had stayed with Maugham in the south of France.
Before recounting the story of the Beauchamp affair, Alec Waugh told of another encounter that took place in the summer of 1931. It involved W. Somerset Maugham and a young playwright called Keith Winter, who was a friend of Evelyn’s and Balfour’s. Winter was taken to the Villa Mauresque, where Maugham resided. Various other guests came and went, but Winter spent the night with Willie Maugham, teaching him a new sexual trick with his fingertips. Maugham was reminded of the boys he had enjoyed in Bangkok. Winter hoped to be taken up as Maugham’s new paramour, but Maugham dropped him unceremoniously. And the moral of the story? Winter (also unnamed in Alec’s memoir) went on to become a well-known writer, married with three children, a presenter for the BBC, a member of the Savile Club, a lecturer in American universities. Alec Waugh’s message is clear: promiscuous homosexuality is not in itself an impediment to success in life. As with Alec’s own disgrace at Sherborne, it was the discovery and not the act that did the damage. Boom’s big mistake was to get busted.




@темы: byrne, fairies, i am not i, lady marchmain, lord marchmain, sebastian, they are not they, waugh

05:55 

There are lots of us

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04:47 

"Gosspis and sneers circulated in high society [about lord Beauchamp]: ‘Well, you must expect..."

Brideshead
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“Gosspis and sneers circulated in high society [about lord Beauchamp]: ‘Well, you must expect anything from a man that has his private chapel decorated like a barber’s pole and an ice-cream barrow’.”

- Mad World by Paula Byrne


@темы: byrne, fairies, i am not i, lord marchmain, motifs, religion, they are not they

05:55 

Epicene beauty

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06:05 

"Whilst of the cruise [in 1928], the couple [He-Evelyn and She-Evelyn] visited Alistair Graham in..."

Brideshead
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“Whilst of the cruise [in 1928], the couple [He-Evelyn and She-Evelyn] visited Alistair Graham in Cyrpus. He was there with his boyfriend, Mark Ogilvie-Grant. Evelyn noted how relaxed Mark was with the relief of not having to keep up appearances, ‘as having terrific affairs in an atmosphere of garlic and Charlie Chaplin moustaches’. Abroad, as Sebastian discovered in ‘Brideshead’, is the place where you do not have to keep up the pretence of being straight.”

- Mad World by Paula Byrne


@темы: byrne, fairies, i am not i, kurt, sebastian

05:25 

"The long school holidays [1926] were spent almost entirely in Alistair [Graham]’s company...."

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“The long school holidays [1926] were spent almost entirely in Alistair [Graham]’s company. First they went to see Mrs Graham in scotland. Evelyn loved Endinburgh. As a mark of theor intimacy, Alistair took him to see his old nanny, to whom he was devoted. But the ‘Queen Mother’, as they called Alistair’s redoubtable mama, was not in the best of tempers. She resented Evelyn’s presence and accused him of being consistently rude to her.

In late August, Alistair and Evelyn want to Paris. Evelyn was delighted to hear that Elmley and High Lygon were there. They dined together in a fashionable restaurant, visited the Luna Park, and drank a great many champagne coctails. Being in the company of the Lygons was exhilarating and turned Evelyn off Alistair: ‘I did not see much of Alistair, nor did I want to. He is so ignorant about Paris and French. I think I have seen too much of Alistair lately.’”

- Mad World by Paula Byrne


@темы: i am not i, nanny hawkins, sebastian

06:06 

"From Eton he [William Lygon, later the 7the Earl Beauchamp, Hugh’s father] went on to Christ..."

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“From Eton he [William Lygon, later the 7the Earl Beauchamp, Hugh’s father] went on to Christ Church, Oxford, as was the custom for the family.”

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Mad World by Paula Byrne



She came; she admired my rooms… “My brothers Simon and Ned were here, you know. Ned had rooms on the garden front. I wanted Sebastian to come here, too, but my husband was at Christ Church and, as you know, he took charge of Sebastian’s education”.





@темы: i am not i, lord marchmain, motifs, oxford, sebastian

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