A Sucker for Writer Docos

I saw this one last summer: it’s not available on DVD, but it is in pieces on YouTube. Fascinating clan, the Waughs. I’d hate to be a female in the family. I suppose neglect might be better than active hatred and scorn, but I’m not sure.

Must look for a doco on Charlotte Brontë. In the meantime, back to deadlines…


  1. K. A. Laity says:

    "Beware of seriousness. It is a form of stupidity. Fear boredom and never use the word "erzatz". Good luck: the road ahead is tough & tricky."– Alexander Waugh

  2. Todd Mason says:

    Neglect slightly, slightly, better than hostility. Not a lot.

  3. K. A. Laity says:

    I find it sad to hear Alexander talk about how his father put an end to the "favourite child" tradition — and then so clearly re-enact it with his own son, Bron. I want to believe it's a conceit of the filming (and the focus on fathers and sons) but I suspect it's not.

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