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The Lonely Unicorn

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It began, I suppose, on a certain September afternoon, when Roland Whately travelled back to school by the three-thirty train from Waterloo. There were two afternoon trains to Fernhurst: one left London at three-thirty and arrived at a quarter to six; the other left at four-eighteen, stopped at every station between Basingstoke and Salisbury, waited twenty-five minutes at ...more
Kindle Edition, 246 pages
Published October 27th 2013 (first published 1922)
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J. Boo
Mar 29, 2015 J. Boo rated it liked it
Somewhere around halfway through, and having forgotten that the last name of the author was why I'd downloaded it to my Kindle in the first place, I thought, "Gosh, it's a lot like Evelyn Waugh, only not quite as good." Looked back to see who had written it and learned it was Evelyn's brother. That literary style evidently runs in the family.

Anyway, the book is rather grim-toned Waughianism; a bit of humorous satire to leaven the depression. Roland is kicked out of his prep school, ending the fa
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Born Alexander Raban Waugh to Arthur Waugh, author, literary critic, and publisher. He was the elder brother of the better-known Evelyn Waugh . His third wife was Virginia Sorenson, author of the Newbery Medal-winning Miracles on Maple Hill.

Waugh was educated at Sherborne School, a public school in Dorset, from where he was expelled. The result of his experiences was his first, semi-autobiographic
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