Press: A Stillborn Son of Brideshead

Charles Ryder's Schooldays is lost and found in England

It began last fall as routine business for A.D. Peters, the London literary agency that represented Evelyn Waugh and now handles publication rights for the novelist's estate. Says Managing Director Michael Sissons: "We had called up the Waugh files, going back to shortly after his death [1966] to look for evidence, while trying to renegotiate some of the paperback royalty rates." Suddenly the familiar rustle of contracts became the startling flutter of serendipity. "Out of the 1970 file," says Sissons, "dropped a typescript of Chapter...

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