Friday, April 27, 2007

A tonic author ...

... Is Hilaire Belloc out of date? (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)


  1. Apropos of nothing but the higher gossip: In his memoir of the Waugh family, Alexander Waugh (son of Auberon, grandson of Evelyn) refers to rumors that one of his mother's brothers, Auberon Herbert (for whom Auberon Waugh was named), is the illegitimate son of Hillaire Belloc, tutor and godfather to Auberon Herbert. Alexander Waugh gives the rumors considerable credence.

  2. I got that wrong: it should be one of his GRANDmother's brothers, Auberon Herbert. . . .