An inability to control his fantasies sends Gilbert Pinfold, a well-known author, cruising on a Ceylon-bound liner to recuperate. Yet, to his horror, the hallucinations increase and life on board becomes very embarrassing. This curious and diverting novel throws new light on Evelyn Waugh's remarkable talent.
Evelyn Waugh's classic is still looking great in its eighth decade: here we look at the book's covers through the years.
Angela Carter would have been 80 this year. Alice Vincent examines the author's wild and tremendous legacy.