The story of Guy Crouchback, a Catholic and a gentleman commisssioned into the Royal Corps of Halberdiers during World War II. High comedy in the company of Brigadier Ritchie-Hook is only part of the shambles of Crouchback's war. When action comes he discovers not heroism, but humanity.
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Evelyn Waugh was born in Hampstead in 1903 and educated at Hertford College, Oxford. In 1928 he published his first novel, Decline and Fall, which was soon followed by Vile Bodies, Black Mischief (1932), A Handful of Dust (1934) and Scoop (1938). During these years he also travelled extensively and converted to Catholicism. In 1939 Waugh was commissioned in the Royal Marines and later transferred to the Royal Horse Guards, experiences which informed his Sword of Honour trilogy (1952-61). His most famous novel, Brideshead Revisited (1945), was written while on leave from the army. Waugh died in 1966.
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